Fashion & Beauty · Lifestyle

Helen Uffner: Get Me Warm and Hose Me Down!

By Uffner Helen
December temperatures are sending those of us in the East running off to our sock drawer and wondering if those wool tights we bought last year are now a) fashionable, b) hole-free and c) warm enough to stem the wind. It’s fitting, then, that costume expert and WVFC contributor Helen Uffner decided to look into the origins of all that…
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Reinvention via Real Estate: Or, Keeping the Movies and TV Well-Clothed Despite Landlords Who Kept Saying “So Sorry”

By Uffner Helen
By Helen Uffner I thought I was settled for life (or at least until my retirement). I was well over 40. I had my 6,000+ square foot vintage costume company in the Garment District, convenient enough for actors to pop in for fittings and fashion designers to drop by for inspiration. Oblivious to the nascent real estate development craze around…
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