Hi, Quite a few exciting things have happened regarding my album-book "Israel Fashion Art" since I've updated you guys. I guess the most important one was a joint interview on TV's Channel 1 (IBA) which took place about ten days ago. Fashion designer and singer Yuval Kaspin, vintage store owner Tali Kushnir, and I were invited to the program "Live Summer" to discuss Israel's first and largest conglomerate ATA. The company that supplied all the khaki cotton basics of early Israel, including David Ben-Gurion's military garb, the cova-tembel hat that all children and youngsters wore on trips
and farmers on their farms and kibbutzim to mention just a few.
Charming hosts Yoav Ginay and Lucy Aharish also mentioned "Israel Fashion Art"
"שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל" which includes some nostalgic photos of David Ben-Gurion and Itshak Rabin in khaki garb, the cova-temble hat etc. in addition to the over 400 full-color images of creative designs.
Yoav (who already interviewed me on radio last year) picked up the book showing it to the viewers saying that "it's a marvelous book" while Lucy added that it depicts "a wonderful fashion and cultural history". Designer Yuval Caspin said that the book is a must-have one not for fashionistas only, adding
that in his home it's not in the book case but rather out in the open so everyone who visits him can see it.
They sure made my day and I am very thankful for their kind words.
Another person I would like to thank from the depth of my heart is textile designer Levita Tadmor. Levita who specializes in handweaving was one of the designers I had interviewed for the book. Her success was an international one and included special awards she gained for her creations. In her
letter she expressed her very high opinion about the scope of the research which went into the book saying that it justifies awarding me the Pras Israel (Israel Award). Thank you so very much dear Levita.
Meeting jewelry designer Gil Newhouse in some exhibit opening a few days ago I was very happy to
hear from him that my book is exhibited in his jewelry branch in Moscow. Gil is represented in the book in the chapter about the use of seashells with an exquisite photo of a conch ring.