Thursday, May 30, 2013

Then & Now ~ Cream Lace

Then


1904  The Museum at FIT

Now

 
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Then & Now ~ White Applique

Then


1900-1903  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Now


 

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lust Objects ~ Gold

By now, my dear Fashionable Reader, I should be in Epinal, France. Through the magic of the interwebs I am typing this from the past, wooooo. So while I'm busy eating way too much cheese and pastry, here are some pretty's I love in a sunny sort of tone...

 Alice + Olivia Larimore laser cut pumps at shopbop.com

 Amazing filigree collar via pinterest

 Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013


 BCBG Jacket
(I have this already in plain and black and I love it! I tried so hard to buy this one but couldn't find it in stores anywhere.)
 Aurélie Bidermann Esteban Gold Plated Cuff

 Gucci black with gold studs.



 Kate Spade Locked In Wide Bangle $148

 Adorable lace shorts, very cute. From a magazine.

 Necklace  Lucien Gautrait, 1890  Christie’s

 Mulberry Cecily rose gold metallic snake print bag at intermixonline.com

 Zanotti Bow Embellished Pumps

 Spike Necklace from a magazine $32 baublebar.com

Alexander McQueen Snakeskin Clutch

Marmite Marmite Gold Jar Limited Edition

And for the characters...

A dress for Sophronia's mother (perhaps during her come out)...


 1845  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

And something for Dimity...

1860 Bracelet The Victoria & Albert Museum

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Then & Now ~ Red Coat

Then


1945 Lyre Charles James,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Now


SS 2013 Add

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Then & Now ~ Paisley Dressing Gown

Then


Dressing Gown  1875  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost Now



 Now



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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Lust Objects ~ Black & White

I'm in St. Malo at the moment, Fashionable Reader. So when I think of French fashion I always think black and white, I blame Coco. So here are some black and white objects I've been lusting after recently.

Suzy Parker in a Lilli Ann suit for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1953

 1930s  Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

 Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013

 Amazing shoe,Christian Dior, Fall 2013 (thanks Hannah)

 Brooch  Black, Starr & Frost, 1920  Sotheby’s

 Lanvin Arpège enamel clutch Net-A-Porter US $3,610

Lanvin Resort 2013

 Jimmy Choo 2013 Ombre

 Premium cutout leather shell topshop.com

 Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013

Sophia Webster Woven Clutch 2013


Michael Fenici Nolcha Fall Winter 2013

 Miz Mooz Spring Summer 2013


Naeem Khan 2013

 Domino Pendent Necklace, Gail's Own

 Reem Acra 2013


 Andrew Gn Spring 2013


Necklace  1920  Christie’s

Bag I'm coveting from Urban Outfitters

And a little something for our Ivy...


1889-1892 Half-Mourning Dress The Victoria & Albert Museum

I know it's a pretty cute dress, but here's a selection of the kinds of hats she might wear with it...

1910  The Philadelphia Museum of  Art

1910s  Antique Dress

1905  Antique Dress

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