Posts tagged costume
Posts tagged costume
ornamentedbeing:I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion - a blind and aimless Fury. The Red Queen I pictured as a Fury, but of another type; her passion must be cold and calm - she must be formal and strict, yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses!—Lewis Carroll, in “Alice on the Stage”
the left dress in the thrid row is what dreams are made of!!
tinywaitress:Blue in Marie Antoinette
ornamentedbeing:House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889) Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Cyclone
ornamentedbeing:“Dress of turquoise silk georgette over aqua crepe-backed satin. Aqua lace embroidered with gold thread at hem and neckline. Large rhinestone applied bows on left side. Dropped waistline and a slightly uneven hem with longer panels on left side. Machine and hand sewn… . This dress is notable for its gorgeous styling, dramatic color, dipping hemline - which would be quite showy on the dance floor - and fabulous matching shoes with heels studded with brilliants (object number 89.492.560). The American designer, Peggy Hoyt, billed herself as “Dressmaker to the Aristocracy.”
ornamentedbeing:“Well, have you lost your courage? Put out your little tongue that I may cut it off as my payment; then you shall have the powerful draught.”
ornamentedbeing:L. P. Hollander & Co., Boston. c. 1915-16
Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella
ornamentedbeing:” … Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? “
ornamentedbeing:Child’s dress, part of the trousseau made for the future child of Edwige Elisabeth Charlotte, sister-in-law of King Gustave III of Sweden. Livrustkammaren
ornamentedbeing:V&A 1870. “Child’s short dress and basque waistband of pale sea green velvet trimmed with lace and blue ribbon. The dress has a rounded neck piped with ivory ribbon and edged with Genoese lace; each of the short sleeves is cut in three deep triangular points piped with ivory ribbon and fastened (two of the points beneath a button bound in blue satin) to a puffed undersleeve of white spotted net which is edged with lace and blue satin. The bodice, lined with brown cotton twill, is trimmed with a curved line of lace-edged blue satin across the chest to give the effect of a yoke, and at the back with two sloping lines of lace-edged blue satin converging toward the waist. The skirt is lined with white book muslin and attached to the bodice in box pleats. The dress fastens at the back of the bodice with metal hooks and stitched loops, and there was originally a drawstring at the neck. [child’s dress] The basque waistband has three tabs, one at the front and two at the back, each lined with white book muslin and edged with Genoese lace, and hanging from a blue satin belt which is lined with brown cotton twill and trimmed with a blue ribbon bow at the centre front and back. The basque waistband is piped with ivory ribbon throughout, and fastens at the back with a metal hook and a stitched loop. [child’s basque waistband]”
ornamentedbeing:I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn
this is my most favorite color!
ornamentedbeing:Aquamarine and Seafoam Green. Those are two of my favorite colours/ when I think of these names visions of Aphrodite appear sweeping me away into a tide of the past where the present and the future collide in an array of exquisite glory that leaves me gasping. even now the visions my mind conjures are overwhleming.
ornamentedbeing:Courtesy of the Met of course. Court dress, ca. 1750. British. Blue silk taffeta brocaded with silver thread. “In the eighteenth century, formal dress was so closely associated with Versailles and the French court that it was universally described as the robeà la française. As illustrated here, the robeà la françaisehas a fitted overdress. It is open at the front, with a decorative bodice insert called a stomacher covering the corset and an underskirt, the petticoat, showing under the splayed drapery of the overskirt. In its most formal configuration, the robeà la françaisepresented a particularly wide and flattened profile accomplished by enlarged panniers. Constructed of supple bent wands of willow or whalebone and covered in linen, panniers took on broader or narrower silhouettes. The most remarkable held out the skirts like sandwich boards, barely wider than the body in side view, but as expansive as possible in front or rear view. As shown in the etching Les Adieux (33.22.1), a woman so garbed had to pass through a door sideways.” Sometimes I wish this world still existed.