Apparel and the associated historical context surrounding its acquisition, modification, wear, and disposal are uniquely powerful manifestations of a character’s self-identity and circumstances. I provide research expertise and resources to help authors develop historically accurate descriptions, characters and narratives. I'm here to provide details that help you tell your story.
Ashley Hasty is a Senior Lecturer at Indiana University's School of Art + Design, with seven years of experience teaching courses in fashion history, branding, and visual merchandising. She received her Masters and PhD in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri with a focus on fashion history. Her dissertation researched World War II war brides and the societal messages that attempted to influence choices of nuptial apparel. Before her graduate work, Ashley received a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing and Management from Stephens College. She presents regularly at local museums and international conferences on topics related to historical fashion. In addition, she is the founder of Hasty Book List, a website for book reviews and recommendations.
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