Jane Austen Festival
Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Find out more
With kind permission of The Jane Austen Festival, photographer Owen Benson
So the official tumblr of VisitBritain Blogged my photo. Wow? Thanks so much to losthitsu for letting me know this was here!!!
Today I imitated Ancient Greek architecture, I present to you the new and improved Classic Order: Doric, Ionic, and Sassy Corinthian
MISSES TURNER COURT DRESS MAKERS 151 STREET
White kimono fabric of figured “shibori” silk satin; embroidery of wisteria, chrysanthemum, peony, and Chinese fan motifs in metallic threads; wrapped buttons with Japanese “tomoemon”-like motif on bodice (only bodice and overskirt sur
This dress was remade from a Japanese kimono in London. Some traces of the original kimono seams remain in the textile. The underskirt is missing, but it is thought that an underskirt made of a different fabric was combined with this garment. There are some other indications of missing original ornaments.
In the late 19th century kimonos and textiles from Japan captured of the interest of many people in Western countries. Women in America and Europe made dresses from Japanese kimono fabrics and sometimes unstitched kimonos to make new dresses. They also wore kimonos as indoor wear. They especially favored kimonos for women in the highly ranked warrior families at the end of the Edo Period, like the source material for this dress.
Inventory Number(s): AC8938 93-28-1AB
I cannot believe that tomorrow I will see this painting. There are so many old friends waiting for me at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and strangers I’ve never met.
Being a flight attendant means I’m privy to secrets that people don’t normally share. Desires and dreams, things they want to see or things they are too afraid to see. A lot of things happen when you are 36,000 feet in the air and sometimes people just want to talk. Something I talk to people a lot about are their bucket lists. Places they want to travel, mountains to climb. I have one of those also but the best conversations are the ones where strangers talk about their separate bucket list for art. Things you have to see with your own eyes.
Which is why tomorrow is so exciting for me. I can cross off entire sections. I spent my entire childhood studying these masterpieces and it’s no longer enough to only see them captured in a book. I have to stand before them and on those rare occasions I have to stand and cry before them. Sometimes I have to whisper thank you to them for seeing me through those dark teenage times, for guiding me, giving me strength, and for teaching me that beauty absolutely lies in the eye of the beholder.
… ‘I had friends. The idea of being forever separated from them and from all their troubles is one of the greatest sorrows that I suffer in dying. Let them at least know that to my latest moment I thought of them’. I told myself I wouldn’t cry. I cried.
Marie Antoinette’s Last Letter Stained By Her Tears
“16th October, 4.30 A.M.
It is to you, my sister, that I write for the last time. I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, for such is only for criminals, but to go and rejoin your brother. Innocent like him, I hope to show the same firmness in my last moments. I am calm, as one is when one’s conscience reproaches one with nothing. I feel profound sorrow in leaving my poor children: you know that I only lived for them and for you, my good and tender sister.
And the best villain of them all …
I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
” … Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? “
Lost my source (sorry!) 1862 Costume Ball. Photographer: Joseph Albert (Don’t know who originally found the source but cheers!)
2. Portrait of two ladies at Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
3. Portrait of participant of the Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
4. Anna Pavlova Dressed in costume for The fairy doll - photograph by Matzene Studio - c. possibly 1916
Brian Kesinger shared this amazing photo on Facebook of Victorian (ninja pirates) ladies hitting the gym in 1899! The lady on the far right closest to the camera has a beautiful head of hair (and ridiculously small wrists)!
I have an announcement to make and I feel it’s a decision that has been made for the best. I’ve grown so much since I graduated in July, I’ve traveled the world, I have a BA after my name, I’m taking my drivers test in the United States on Friday … so many milestones have been passed in such a short time. I’ve found myself staring into the mirror each day looking into the eyes of a completely new person.
Things have happened that I’m not ready to talk about yet (I’m still waiting for news but kind thoughts are always welcome) and I feel that if I close my eyes the last 23 years have just been a blur. It’s not been an easy transition from over.seas to over.here. I’ll be honest because there is so much dishonesty in this world, it’s been a struggle. Driving, grocery shopping, accents, getting use to waking up to a crowded home, having people ask me how my day was, and then asking in return. It’s new and it’s so damn refreshing.
Now that I have settled in over.here I’m discovering friendships that I once cherished were merely cobwebs in the shadow waiting to be torn down to uncover something different. New friends are in my life, rays of light that cast away shadows. In the middle of discovering who I am and who they are not I’ve grown into something brighter and better.
And so the only thing in life that I can be certain of right now is change. Nothing will be the same, each day we may wake up and go through the same mundane routines but I can assure you that something will be different. There will be new things to smile over, new pleasures to take, new hardships to overcome. I can’t promise you it will be beautiful everyday but I can promise constant change.
I find that thought frighteningly comforting and I’m learning to embrace that. Which is why I’m taking my online experience to new places. I love costuming, I love fashion … but I love so much more and I want you to love it too. So in addition to the costumes I’m adding new parts, things that I’m discovering about myself, things that I don’t commonly share. I hope to have more involvement with my followers here on Tumblr. It’s approaching 00,000. It’s double digits from here, we’re about to ascend new heights and I’d like you to join me in this journey.
RÔLE: Phèdre ARTISTES: Annie Ducaux
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Robe de style XVIIe siècle en velours bordeaux garni de galons de dentelle or et d’applications de feuilles en cuir doré à la taille. Sous-jupe en soie couleur café façonnée. Manches et col en coton et dentelle blancs.