Thursday, June 13, 2013


I would like to make a small announcement that it will be an Author event in Books and Books bookstore in Bal Harbour, FL on Friday, July 12th, at 6:30 pm. Ida Tomshinsky, Florida Author, will sign her new, 5th book in the History of Fashion Accessories Series entitled "The Chronicle of Hats in Enjoyable Quotes."

This is a standard reference for anyone who is interested in the history of essential fashion accessory - the hats. The hats always  were used to protect from weather conditions, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. The main development of the book concentrates on the timeline of hats from ancient past to modern present. The phenomenon of this must-have accessory that is covering the top of the head contributed to an irreplaceable compliment to women and men classic elegance. So many different styles of hats made into the mainstream of the centuries-old millinery industry!

"Fashion and art are such a big part of the contemporary culture; they are both strong forces in society, a way of personal expression. There has been a long history of collaboration and energy between fashion and art," says Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of the monthly fashion magazine "W." "In Miami, especially, there is a great concentration of art and design, a place where it all comes together." There's no better place to watch the hats' discipline to bend, blend, blur, and brim.

Monday, June 3, 2013

About Poetry

"Poetry has done what long seemed impossible... it has become indispensable reading for anyone who cares about American literature."
Adam Kirsch, New York Sun

"To converse with the greats
by trying their blindfolds on:
to correspond with books
by rewriting them:
to edit holy edicts,
and at the midnight hour
to talk with the clock by tapping a wall
in the solitary confinement of the universe."

Vera Pavlova, To Converse with the Greats