Dec 27, 2013
gazettedubonton:

Ah, quel beau temps! - Robe d’après midi by Paquin.
June 1913

gazettedubonton:

Ah, quel beau temps! - Robe d’après midi by Paquin.

June 1913

Dec 4, 2013

omgthatdress:

Dress

1920s

Kerry Taylor Auctions

nope

ded

Jul 11, 2013
rainwasheseverythingaway:

pixieorsomething:

oh my god wow

Oh. My. Asjlerfanqlfnekqkdnf

what I just…what

rainwasheseverythingaway:

pixieorsomething:

oh my god wow

Oh. My. Asjlerfanqlfnekqkdnf

what I just…what

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Jun 25, 2013
omgthatdress:

Dress
1800
Museo del Traje

omgthatdress:

Dress

1800

Museo del Traje

Jun 23, 2013
omgthatdress:

Dress
1912-1913
Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

can i just have a moment with all the fancy prewar dresses thx.

omgthatdress:

Dress

1912-1913

Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

can i just have a moment with all the fancy prewar dresses thx.

Jun 20, 2013
kdokers:

,

Jean Agélou postcard
1915


where can I purchase one of these immediately thx. To lounge around the house in. While eating snacks.

kdokers:

,

Jean Agélou postcard

1915

where can I purchase one of these immediately thx. To lounge around the house in. While eating snacks.

(via spastiqueboutique)

Jun 18, 2013

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

History of vintage lover’s eye jewelry

’ The lifespan of passion is brief
 And fades in the blink
 Of a lover’s eye.’
      Uriah Hamilton

This stunning exhibition explores the little-known subject of “lover’s eyes,” hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewelry and given as tokens of affection or remembrance. In 1785, when the Prince of Wales secretly proposed to Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert with a miniature of his own eye, he inspired an aristocratic fad for exchanging eye portraits mounted in a wide variety of settings including brooches, rings, lockets, and toothpick cases. With over 100 examples, the collection of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Skier of Birmingham is the largest in the world. This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at these unusual and intriguing works of art.

 

 

love the snake one!

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Jun 17, 2013

ornamentedbeing:

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

c.1900

John Redfern

Jun 6, 2013

Greek myrtle wreath, c. 330-250 BC.

In ancient Greece, wreaths made from plants like laurel, ivy, and myrtle were awarded to athletes, soldiers, and royalty. Similar wreaths were designed in gold and silver for the same purposes or for religious functions. This example conveys the language of love.
A plant sacred to the goddess Aphrodite, myrtle was a symbol of love. Greeks wore wreaths made of real myrtle leaves at weddings and banquets, received them as athletic prizes and awards for military victories, and wore them as crowns to show royal status. 
By the Hellenistic period (300-30 BC), the wreaths were made of gold foil; too fragile to be worn, they were created primarily to be buried with the dead as symbols of life’s victories. The naturalistic myrtle leaves and blossoms on this wreath were cut from thin sheets of gold, exquisitely finished with stamped and incised details, and then wired onto the stems. Most that survive today were found in graves.

Greek myrtle wreath, c. 330-250 BC.

In ancient Greece, wreaths made from plants like laurel, ivy, and myrtle were awarded to athletes, soldiers, and royalty. Similar wreaths were designed in gold and silver for the same purposes or for religious functions. This example conveys the language of love.

A plant sacred to the goddess Aphrodite, myrtle was a symbol of love. Greeks wore wreaths made of real myrtle leaves at weddings and banquets, received them as athletic prizes and awards for military victories, and wore them as crowns to show royal status. 

By the Hellenistic period (300-30 BC), the wreaths were made of gold foil; too fragile to be worn, they were created primarily to be buried with the dead as symbols of life’s victories. The naturalistic myrtle leaves and blossoms on this wreath were cut from thin sheets of gold, exquisitely finished with stamped and incised details, and then wired onto the stems. Most that survive today were found in graves.

(Source: yerawizardharry, via optaisamme)

May 26, 2013
thedoppelganger:

Long suede gloves with gold metal talons, Elsa Schiaparelli, ca. 1936

my feels

thedoppelganger:

Long suede gloves with gold metal talons, Elsa Schiaparelli, ca. 1936

my feels

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