A tutu or three … The Mystery of Anna Pavlova’s Dying Swan costume

Anna Pavlova dressed in her costume for The Swan, photographed by the pond at her London home of Ivy House. Copyright MOL. Early last month, barely a week before the world shut down and I was destined to be a quarantined historian rather than a travelling one, I visited the exhibition Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse… Continue reading A tutu or three … The Mystery of Anna Pavlova’s Dying Swan costume

Adventures of a Travelling Historian

Welcome to my newly relaunched blog and website! Almost exactly 10 years ago I packed my suitcase and got on a plane to Winnipeg, Canada (in the depths of winter I should add) to start a costume traineeship with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Since I was a teenager I had wanted to become a costume… Continue reading Adventures of a Travelling Historian