Ygritte’s Version of John Doe by B.O.B feat. Priscilla Renea*Ok you smart ass it’s fixed. It’s called autocorrect. Go get a life.
Today I imitated Ancient Greek architecture, I present to you the new and improved Classic Order: Doric, Ionic, and Sassy Corinthian
I’ve been back in Dubai for less than 48 hours and I am back again tomorrow afternoon. Trying to figure out what I should do tomorrow. Roman ruins? It’s very unlike me to not have made a layover plan. I know exactly what is happening on my next two Tokyo trips but for Lyon my plan is just to get to the city centre and see what happens. Any advice friends?
Dressing Gown Iida Takashimaya, c.1900
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
“Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining, padded hem and pleat in back of robe. Full sleeves gathered at shoulders and trimmed with braided silk cord and tassles. Matching sash of pink silk taffeta with double-sided embroidery of chrysanthemums in green brown and pink polychrome silk with knotted silk fringe. Gown labeled: S. Iida “Takashimaya” Silks and Embroideries. Kyoto.”
Evening Dressc. 1894
Charles Frederick Worth
Ivory silk satin two-piece dress; gigot sleeves; pale pink silk chiffon decoration at neck and bodice; skirt with sunbeam and cloud asymmetry pattern of pale pink silk tulle insertion and bead embroidery.
The clean line of the long skirt and the puffy elephant sleeves were a typical look around 1895. The bold sunray and cloud pattern on the skirt is asymmetrical, a common feature of Japanese art and craft.
During the late 19th Century, the age of Japonism, Japanese kimono and pattern books of kimono design (Hinagata) were brought into the West.
The Japanese motifs and asymmetrical compositions in these examples of Japanese designs were gradually absorbed into Paris Haute Couture as new designs, as is evident in this example.
Inventory Number(s): AC4799 84-9-2AB