Monday, December 30, 2013

Then & Now ~ Cream & Gold

Then


1893 Evening Dress 1893  The Museum of London

Now


 Marchesa SS2013

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Men's Fashion Retrospective ~ After 1900


 1920s

 1904 Boating Suit  and 1906-1908 Driving Coat both via The Victoria & Albert Museum

1901 Bonnetfedora  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1905 Motoring Cap  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915-1925 Overcoat  Brooks Brothers The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915-1925 Balmorals The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1920 Boater The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Cap  1st quarter of the 20th century
 1923 Tuxedo  The Victoria & Albert Museum; 1929 Smoking Suit  Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design; 1927 Tuxedo  Jeanne Lanvin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art



1925 Sporting Suit  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Man’s Dressing Gown  1925  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1920s-1930s Necktie The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1924 Raccoon Coat The Museum at FIT

1925 Knickerbockers The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930s


1937 Fedora   The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1939 Fedora  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1930 Derby The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930s Homburg  The Philadelphia Museum of Art
1931 Suit The McCord Museum

1935  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  1940s


1940 Men’s Trench Coat  1940s  1stdibs.com


Modern Looks


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Male mannequin in Paris Department Store 2013

Men's Accessories in Paris Department Store 2013
Cow shoes
ralph-lauren-collection-spring-2013

How A Man’s Suit Should Fit – Visual Suit Fit Guide – Proper Fitting Suits Chart

 How to Buy a Good, Versatile Suit for Any Occasion


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Then & Now ~ Red Maxi Dress

Then

1810 Redingote  The Kyoto Costume Institute

Now

Valentino-Embroidered-Lace-Gown
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tis The Season ~ Silver Lust Objects


This time of year my affection turns to sparkles, Fashionable Reader. Particularly on my nails. I think silver is an elegant way to get away with it, as it were. It's cool and seasonal, but not overly celebratory.

Here are a few things silvery items I've been coveting round and about...

Jonathan-Saunders-Resort-2013
Tiara  Christie’s

brocade surplice dress $90
Aisai Pendant Lamp $898
Ben Amun striped gunmetal cuff at intermixonline.com
CRYSTAL QUARTZ SILK SCARF $225
Due Sottocoppa rhodium plated sterling silver drop earrings
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I think the above could be made from just the flotsam in my jewelry box.


Herve Leger by Max Azria
Pearl Silver Bracelet
Stephen Webster earrings pictured via Pinterest
Louis-Vuitton-FW-2013-Jewelry

Sautoir  1910s  Lang Antiques 

Finn Jewelry dagger earrings via coolspotters.com

Sergio Rossi Godiva painted python pointy toe pump at intermixonline.com
(By Hey There Cupcake)

Some of the silver already in my wardrobe...


And something for Lord Akeldama

1875 Dressing Gown  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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