Posts tagged "smithsonian"

In Honor Of “Mean Girls” Day, The Smithsonian Has Been Tweeting Movie References All Day

There are about a million and one reasons to love the Smithsonian museums, but I guess one of them is their Twitter account, which is run by someone who's apparently incredibly fetch. I don't know if you knew that today is "Mean Girls" Day (yes, it's a thing), so the Smithsonian Twitter account has been tweeting…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

Fashion, From The Beginning

Ever wonder what made peplums such an enduring trend while men's powdered wigs fell by the wayside? Me too. That's why I'm obsessing over a new compendium of the history of fashion and costume from the Smithsonian. Titled Fashion; The Definitive History Of Costume and Style, this massive volume covers sartorial trends from the ancient…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2012

Squish Of The Day: Cheetah Cubs Born At National Zoo

Oh, hello. Were you trying to get something done today? Too bad, because I've now thwarted your attempt at productivity with this too cute for words pic of a couple of baby cheetahs just born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. These little guys are the surviving two of the four that were born to their…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 24, 2012

Get Smithsonian-Style Gems On QVC This Fall

Here's a fashion pairing we didn't see coming. The Smithsonian Institution has licensed its amazing 375,000-specimen National Gem and Mineral Collection, which includes the famous Hope Diamond and Marie Antoinette earrings, to QVC. The TV shopping network's jewelry line based on the National Museum of National History's baubles will launch this fall, and curators will…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2010