Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring is Here ~ Lust Objects: Pastels

In my neck of the woods Spring has spring and suddenly I crave pastels, Fashionable Reader.

First I was thinking about Dimity so her are some pretty pastel sparkles.

1800 Comb  19th century  Bonham’s

1900 Necklace  1900s  Christie’s

Aigrette  1890s  Sotheby’s
1900 Pendant  1900s  Christie’s

1901 Plaque  René Lalique, 1901  Christie’s
1900s  Les Arts Décoratifs
"Economical ladies, who are not resolutely determined on wearing none but articles of the very latest fashion, may thus supply themselves with excellent silks, lawns, &c. in August and September, at prices far below what they would have given in May or June. And then they can lay them by till next summer. In the same way they can purchase merinoes, mousselines de laine, &c. in January, February, and March, much lower than in November and December."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)

1952 Christian Dior, 1952  Kerry Taylor Auctions

1950s BestofEverything tumblr
Self in pastels.

And some modern pastels that I am lusting after...

2013 Christopher Kane corseted pleated wool-crepe dress

Burberry Prorsum “English Rose” spring 2014

 2014 Creatures of the Wind; 2014 Jenny Packham

2014 Dusty Mauve Tea Jacket $200

Backless Dress at Bouquets to Art 2014; 2014 julia frauche by sebastian kim for allure

2014 Oscar de la Renta pleated silk-chiffon dress at net-a-porter.com

And lastly, H&M's new collection, several of which I really do like. But their tops never fit me.

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1 comment:

  1. When I was looking for some fake jewels to put on my Fairy Tale gown, I wandered in to Forever 21. They have some pretty cool, fake deco jewelry with pastel stones. I probably wouldn't wear any of then 'as is' but for the price (under $10 most of them) I would definitely grab those stones and re-make them.


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