I am officially breaking my rule of never posting about what is on my sewing table. I’ve come across entirely too many beautiful costumes to not share!
LUCILE LADY DUFF GORDON BEADED and APPLIQUED SILK GOWN, c. 1914. Cream satin having cream and blue chiffon short sleeve bodice with V-neck and back, trimmed in bands of blue satin, silver metallic cord and crystal beaded fringe and colorful silk flowers, blue satin cummerbund, hobble skirt beneath short beaded chiffon overskirt ruched in front to reveal beaded lace and chiffon underskirt and having silk flower swag, chiffon side drape studded with rhinestones. Paris label. B-35, W-28, L-56. (Underarms torn and very stained, scattered spots, bodice lining shattered) fair. $2,000-4,000.
“Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.”
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
For me this 100 year anniversary is the last final farewell. Tonight and tomorrow morning will mark the epilogue for the story of the RMS Titanic. She was created, she sailed, she sank, she is remembered, and finally, she leaves us.
To the memory of those who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912,requiescat in pace.
Drat! Another one escaped!
“The Norwegian Emerald and Diamond Tiara, whose provenance has been traced back to the Napoleonic era, appears to be based on the neo-classical design prevalent during that period. The neo-classical era in jewelry crafting extends from the late 1700’s (around 1760) to the early 1800’s (around 1830), and are characterized by typical shapes and ornamentation, that are highly inspired by the classical themes of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. There was a high level of symmetry in these designs, and the popular motifs of this period included rosettes, festoons, half fluted pillars, vases, urns, ribbon bows, hearts, portraits and snakes. Later other motives were added, such as palmettes, sphinxes, meanders, wine and acanthus leaves, as well as the crescent moon and the star. The shapes used during this period were geometric shapes, such as squares, rectangles, polygons, rhomboids, ovals, navettes (marquises), and shields.”
After winning an Oscar for The Duchess, O’Connor has quickly become a new go-to-guy for great period garb. He told Little Gold Men that Fukunaga’s approach to keeping an oft-told tale as fresh as possible was to go for utter authenticity: “There’s different versions [of Jane Eyre], but you can always tell the period [the movie] was made from hairstyles and such. We wanted to go back to the real thing, and set it really when we thought it was written—especially with the cottons, textiles, and textures we used. They’re all based on real designs of the time.”
FINALLY! A costumier who researches and does it historically accurate! I can’t wait to see this movie!