When I started searching for a flat all I asked for was a sign that I would be picking out the right place. Clad only in my Captain America pjs I called an Agent hoping for the best, expecting the worse. Five minutes later I paid for and secured my flat. I went back over the e-mail and realized that I had received my sign.
What was my sign you ask?
Agent Coulson rented me my flat.
This dress was worn by one of the two Rogers sisters, Cara or Anne, daughters of a wealthy American industrialist. Cara Rogers later became Lady Fairhaven - she was a ‘Dollar Princess’, one of several heiresses who came to Britain in the late 19th century, and married into the British aristocracy bringing much-needed glamour and financial capital.
Lady Fairhaven kept several spectacular outfits bought in Paris and New York for her sister and herself in the 1880s and 1890s. These surviving garments give us an insight into the sisters’ taste, and the range of dressmakers they patronised. Many of these dressmakers emulated the work of the House of Worth, which produced the most luxurious gowns created from bold French silks, combined with ingenious design touches in embroidery, lace and chiffon. The contrasting black and ivory textiles of this ensemble create a dramatic effect, while this is softened by the delicacy of the lace, and the rows of narrow ribbons encased in chiffon.
All I can say is YES KATE, YES! That suit is ten types of beautiful and it suits you beautifully! Pun intended :D
I love that colour on the Queen and it’s lovely to see Prince Phillip. Bless him he looks wonderful!
Isabelle de Borchgrave – Eleanora of Toledo (Details), 2006
"Isabelle’s favorite Medici painting, is this Bronzino portrait of Eleanora of Toledo and her son. She was particularly enthralled by the richness of the jewelry, noting that “all the jewelry created by Fulco di Verdura for Chanel in the 1930s was inspired by the dress in the Bronzino portrait.” Eleanora was Duchess of Florence in the 16th century, and is credited as having been the first modern consort.
A pervasive myth tells that this exact dress served as Eleanora’s shroud, or burial gown. When her body was exhumed in the 19th century, the dress was quite similar to the one in Bronzino’s portrait. New research has found that it was a different dress, but that Eleanorawas buried wearing a nearly identical pearl encrusted hairnet.