Appearance in the Trade Press:
The Debutante Blog. August 28, 2009. “Q & A with Vintage Fashion Historian, Heather Vaughan”
New York Post. July 28, 2008. Rosenberg, Rebecca. “A Touch of Crash: Depression-Era Chic,” (Interviewed and quoted).
Financial Times April 22, 2006. Friedman, Vanessa. “The working woman's best friend Does the 'shirtwaist' restrict or liberate the woman who wears it? Vanessa Friedman examines both sides of the argument.” (Utilized my work for the article, cited as a source in “Puffa-Love Is All Around” December 7, 2007)
Chico Enterprise Record July 12, 2006. Barnett, Dan. “Biblio File Book Feature: University of California press publicist is a Chico State University grad” (Interview)
Book Reviews of
"Another work that will be useful to a wide range of readers from public library patrons to high school students to college undergraduates. As such, it is also another one of those works that is equally suitable for circulating collections." -- Against the Grain, January 25, 2010.
"...very intoxicating....a perfect reference source for high school, public, and academic libraries." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly, December 21, 2009.
"...this guide to American clothing will provide audiences in high school, public and academic libraries with a unique perspective on American social history." -- Lawrence Looks at Books, December 1, 2009.
“This set is useful for the background information it gives on matters related to clothing and dress. . . . Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers." -- Choice, September 1, 2009.
"This set surveys the impact of American social, cultural, and economic life on mainstream clothing and the fashion industry. Its chronological and thematic arrangement encourages browsing rather than quick consultation. ...the encyclopedia's placement of fashion within its social and historical context will be interesting to many readers, including theater students and others doing costume research." - Booklist, May 15, 2009.
Book Reviews of
“Not simply seeking raise up and insert historical women into an existing canon of artists, most of the essays aim instead to enlarge and even redefine our understanding of cultural production and its location. Birnbaum and Novakov’s interdisciplinary approach pushes art historians to consider the larger category of material culture, and I doing so provide a welcome addition to the existing scholarship on women artists in the interwar period.” --Women’s Art Journal. Buller, Rachel Epp. Summer 2010.
“The essay on Elizabeth Ginno’s pictures (etchings and sketches) of ‘people under Hitler’s thumb’ (p. 196) for a California audience advances discussions of costume and its relationshp to identity and meaning.”--Revue d’art Canadienne (Official publication of the Universities Art Association of Canada). Helland, Janice. 34, no. 2 (2009).
“[The book} offers an important and at times stimulating contribution to both gender and cultural studies assessing the interwar period. . . . Vaughan's essay . . . carefully champion[s] positive notions of knowledge transfer; emulation and adoption by moving away from Post-colonial readings and suggest how women used works to question national boundaries as well as their own role as creators and dominant working conditions.” -- Oxford Art Journal. 32.3 2009. Smith, Camilla.
Exhibition Coverage of
Personality and Style: The Fashion Career of Natacha Rambova at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Scrubbles.net. January 15, 2005. “Fashion Plate.”
Arizona Republic, Sept. 16, 2004. Nilsen, Richard. “Valentino's wife was truly the chic one”