Posts tagged fashion
Posts tagged fashion
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS
glamour:Backstage at Alexander McQueen. It’s hard to look at this much prettiness for too long, we know.
katespadeny:“this piece is: elegant and ladylike. favorite feature: the fitted waist and circle skirt. wear it with: dresses—especially the black and white freesia dot dress. take it out: every day of the week.” deborah lloyd on the patrice coat
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”
Anne Boleyn: Wait! Perhaps I’m not meant to die. These postponements, they mean something. Perhaps the King is testing me. I could be sent to a nunnery.
Henry VIII: “ Mark, play a Volta. ”
lepeanutgallery:This saucy little minx was not, as you may think, a vampire queen. Actually, she was a Parisian socialite named Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau. Virginie was famous for being two things; incredibly beautiful and incredibly slutty. Though she was married to a prominent banker ,she had a string of infidelities that carried her well into the 20th century. When the portrait first exhibited, it caused a major scandal amongst the Parisian elite for being too sexy. All the society ladies were all like “Mon dieu, quel mauvais gout! Sacre Bleu, quelle horreur!” This caused a further uproar amongst Parisian men, who thought the painting was quite charmante actually. Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1884
ornamentedbeing:House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889) Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Cyclone
womensweardaily:Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2012Though these day looks charmed, in this lineup, evening (and the accessories) stole the show. One wondered if Lauren was inspired by the wedding gowns he made this summer for daughter Dylan and daughter-in-law Lauren. He also may have recalled his glorious all-white collection of 10 years ago, which he designed before, but showed after, 9/11, its gentility somehow so right for the moment. Either way or neither, the mostly white and silver gowns — Jean Harlow satins, floral metallics, crystal encrustations — dazzled.