I love bows, bows are the best. Hooray for bows.
(Can you tell I'm into embracing my girlie side these days?)
Here is a retrospective on the lowly bow!
|Corsage pin, mid 1700s, Portugal or Spain.|
|Earrings and Necklace 1740 1stdibs.com|
|1850s Armlets The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Presented to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, by Queen Victoria, 9 March 1863|
|1880s Mode Museum|
|1900 Brooch Fabergé, 1900s 1stdibs.com|
|Pumps 1900 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Necklace 1905 Bonham’s|
Here's a suite for you...
|1910 Earrings 1910 Christie’s|
|Collier de Chien 1910 Sotheby’s|
|Brooch Cartier, 1910s Christie’s|
I'm more of a pearl than diamonds girl myself. I've always felt diamonds rather cold, although I suppose they go with everything. Pearls just seem to have more personality.
And now for something I have an outside chance of actually wearing, or at least imitating.
|Clip 1940 Doyle Auctions|
|Dress, 1949, France shewhoworships carlin tumblr|
|Victoria Von Hagen wearing a triple bow sweater, 1950s via theniftyfifties tumblr|
|1960s Tie Antique Dress|
Not exactly a bow but I do love the whimsy of this piece.
|Bottega Veneta bow-embelllished leather pumps net-a-porter.com|
|Valentino bow silk-satin clutch|
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You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.