Snark alert, sorry in advance but the historian in me just can’t it.
For the last time, The European Civil War, The English Civil War and The American Civil War are all DIFFERENT events in history relating to DIFFERENT countries and they all have vastly DIFFERENT outcomes.
I assure you we did not chop off Lincoln’s head, he was assassinated (depending which side of the English CW you support you could technically say that Charles I was assassinated *but* his execution was planned and he knew about it ahead
haha get it *a-head* of time. It also happened in 1649 and quite a few thing occurred before Lincoln’s death in 1865. Just sayin).
While on the subject of history for future reference, the Second French Empire does not equal the American Civil War. Yes, the SFE may have coincided with the ACW in relation to time but just keep in mind that there are two key words that separate these periods. It’s very easy to remember, the first being French, the second being American.
Edit: European CW was the term my European His. professor used to sum up all the conflicts in Europe and I’ve adopted it due to the fact that it was debated so frequently in class. At the end of my year it was still up in the air as to whether or not the term European Civil War was acceptable in historical debates. As this is primarily a historic blog based on fashion I don’t really want to get into that type of debate. I just wanted to highlight the fact that (even though 99.9% of us know the difference) the English and American Civil Wars are different time periods.
Please excuse me while I RAGE at the Met for getting rid of this piece. This caraco has always been one of my favorite pieces.
BLUE SILK BROCADE BODICE, 1750-1770o Back
"French blue faille ground, patterns of ivory lace & garden flowers in red & plum shades, V at CF & CB, attached peplum w/ pleats at back sides, fitted elbow L sleeves w/ deep cuffs, homespun linen bodice lining, ice blue silk facing & peplum lining, L 23", Sh-Sh 10", (near L armscye 3 small holes) excellent. Brooklyn Museum."
If you have ever tried to match up a pattern while sewing you can appreciate the dedication that went into this piece. Now please forgive me while I go curl up in the corner and shed tears of sadness.
Oh seriously can you imagine just opening a trunk and finding these beauties?
"A young photographer of a bit over 20 years old cleans up in the old family villa - and finds a trousseau of 14 high fashion robes of his grandmother. This is particularly wonderful - and even more as this young man is the sond of Lucchino Visconti and grandson of Carla Erba."
This is just me but I really don’t like the way the gowns are just casually hung up. Some of them look so fragile!
EDIT: I guess I need to explain that comment above since someone is having issues understanding what that means. Dresses like that are meant to be preserved. They can be displayed properly or wrapped in acid free paper and placed in an archival box. (That is how museums store their extant pieces and how collectors preserve them.)
A few of the garments (three of the dresses I am referring to are not shown on my blog) were cut on the bias. You have to be careful with bias cut dresses because they can be easily damaged due to stretching. (I’m not saying they were damaged during this shoot. Just that bias cut dresses are more likely to be damaged due to improper hanging than say a boned Victorian bodice.) I plan to major in Museum Studies so when I see beautiful extant pieces like this I get sad. Especially since these pieces are so rich in history.
Name calling is unnecessary and childish.
If those are panniers under Mila’s skirt I cannot be held responsible for my actions.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Orlando Bloom looks like bloody Lord Percy.
Edit: Sorry. The above costume is used in a movie set in the 17th century but she is wearing 18th century panniers.
You can see why I can’t be held responsible for my actions.
“Luxury as excellence, luxury as exclusivity, luxury as beauty, luxury as extravagance, luxury as satisfaction of our wishes.”
These words represent the soul of Vicenza fair, an International Luxury Exhibition that takes place in Italy on March. This year visitors can find, and a lucky one could also buy, a delicious pink bed, that belonged to a famous and very chic woman: the Italian model, Carla Bruni.
It seems that French first lady, when she was young, used to sleep under the sheets of this precious 18th century canopy bed, as a real princess.
Price: 250.000 euro. Are you already dreaming of it?
This makes me quite ill. I won’t even try on any of my Victorian bodices even though I know they would fit out of respect for their age. I won’t even touch my Regency dress without proper gloves but to sleep on this? Sacrilegious.
I think you have to agree when I say the costumes aren’t quite accurate. ;}
Heraldic Chivalry by Mucha vs. Anthony from Sweeney Todd and the Guinevere’s evil stretchy velvet one shoulder monstrosity.
Please don’t be fooled (AGAIN) by Joan Bergin’s bad historical costume interpretation. I can assure you that women in the 6th century has better taste.
I have to say that I’m honestly getting tired of people mocking a little girl.
Ok, we have established that Rebecca Black is annoying. I know the song is God-awful. I know she can’t sing, I know the video is even worse. But the comments should end there. She is not an ugly little girl and I’m tired of the personal attacks on her. It’s cruel. Do you even stop to read what you are writing?
I’m ashamed that there are so many disasters going on in the world and people are focused on bullying a little girl.
I was bullied as a child, in the most horribly cruel ways. The only consolation I have is that there was no such thing as cyber-bullying back then because I’m not sure I would be here today if there was.
People on tumblr are always talking about helping others, helping to prevent people from ending their lives but here you are aiding in the cyber-bullying of Rebecca Black.
“'When I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry. I felt like this was my fault and I shouldn't have done this, and this was all because of me.'”
I hope you are proud of yourselves.