Get ahead – get a hat

first_imgNewsCommunityGet ahead – get a hatBy Bernie English – June 14, 2018 674 Vikki Jackson, Genesis Costume Design, with Suzanne Thurlow, Bloomsday Festival. Pic: Cian ReinhardtTHE LADIES of Leopold Bloom’s era loved the frippery and femininity of a good hat, complete with flowers. beads, brooches, feathers and tulle. The Suffragettes toned all of that down but still wore hats, content with a lesser display of ribbons and bands.The woman with the hat and costume know-how for the Bruff summer festival and Bloomsday is Vikki Jackson of Genesius Costume and Design and she held a workshop for the ladies of Bruff in advance of the festival to show them how to put together the look for the day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’m a fourth generation showbiz person,” Vikki told the LImerick Post.“My grandfather worked with Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and my grandmother owned the biggest travelling show in the country”.Vikki has thoroughly enjoyed researching the dress style of the Joycean era and the sterner style of the Suffragettes and comparing the two.“Pretty much anything went with hats back then. They were wide-brimmed and sat back on the head and they were decorated with tulle, flowers, feathers – all kinds of things. Blouses and skirts were the order of the day and blouses tended to have high, closed up collars.“The Suffragettes wore hats that were much less ornate and sat right down on the head. They wore lower collars that were slightly more masculine and their clothes were often coat-style.“Some of the poorer women who didn’t have money to adopt the fashion would just borrow their mens’ coats to go on marches and protests,” she explained.Vikki’s handiwork and the handiwork of her students will be on display during the Bloomsday festivities and the Bruff Summer Festival.Click here for more community news. Twitter Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Athletics NotesNext articleBeyond the neon runes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printlast_img read more

This Week’s Picks! The Color Purple, Elf, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

first_img Star Files Stay up Late with Lin-Manuel MirandaDecember 11 on CBS Unless you’re lucky, famous, or actually Alexander Hamilton, it is not that easy to procure a ticket for Hamilton. Hey, we know your pain—and we friggin’ cover Broadway. We hope that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert brings a sliver of joy, and maybe an impromptu performance. Though given Miranda’s productivity, he’ll probably unveil a new theme song for Colbert or a cure for cancer. The man can do it all. Spread Xmas Cheer at Elf the MusicalOpens December 9 at Madison Square GardenSome holiday traditions we avoid, like repetitive Christmas movies staring the same two blandly attractive people and weirdo relatives. One that we embrace is Buddy the Elf in all its forms. This year, the news is especially merry for theater fans, as Elf the Musical begins a limited run at Madison Square Garden. Awesome! Plus, you increase your likelihood of avoiding that middle-aged cousin who still wears his high school varsity jacket. Click for tickets! Behold Jennifer Hudson’s Purple ReignOpens December 10 at Bernard B. Jacobs TheatreSome performers were meant for Broadway. With her booming voice and springy charisma, Jennifer Hudson is among them. Nearly 10 years after the film version of Dreamgirls (for which Hudson won an Oscar), we’re red-hot with excitement over Hudson’s turn in The Color Purple. The musical also features the acclaimed London star Cynthia Erivo in the lead and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks in the Oprah role. Don’t let that talent go ignored. Get going. Click for tickets! Have a Merry Chris McCarrellDecember 7 at Feinstein’s/54 BelowChristmas carols are all fine and good, but your parents’ neighbors and the elementary school choir lack a certain, shall we say, pizzazz. Well, Broadway has solved a problem that has persisted for entirely too long. Talented youngin’ Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables)—along with guest stars—warms up those holiday chestnuts in Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell, which we think is some kind of play on words. Click for tickets! Hop on Mother Courage’s WagonBegins December 9 at Classic Stage CompanyThe first time Duncan Sheik added his musical touch to a powerful, unsentimental drama from a German playwright, we got Spring Awakening, which was a piping hot slice of awesome. So we’re stoked that he’s provided original music to a contemporary spin on Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, which now takes place in the modern-day, war-torn Congo. It boasts Tony winner Tonya Pinkins in the lead. Click for tickets! View Comments Hey, you, dreading your office holiday party! As long as you circulate between the buffet and the bar, you’ll be OK—but gassy. Just bring some antacids and focus on the kick-assery NYC has to offer this week, like Chris McCarrell’s performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the opening of The Color Purple, and Duncan Sheik’s latest musical endeavor. Here come this week’s picks! Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more