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  • By summer seas, Charles Sims c.1904

Whatever task Sims  approaches he carries it out with keen enjoyment … Life is an eternal  Arcadian holiday for him … The key-note of his art is an intense joie  de vivre. And this joie de vivre expressed in his paintings is  contagious. The serene happiness of Sims’ art makes the spectator forget  all the worries and tribulations and petty concerns of his daily life
Art critic PG Konody

    By summer seas, Charles Sims c.1904

    Whatever task Sims approaches he carries it out with keen enjoyment … Life is an eternal Arcadian holiday for him … The key-note of his art is an intense joie de vivre. And this joie de vivre expressed in his paintings is contagious. The serene happiness of Sims’ art makes the spectator forget all the worries and tribulations and petty concerns of his daily life

    Art critic PG Konody

  • #painting      #20th century      #edwardian      #1900s      




    May 9, 2010

    4 years ago





  • (via historicalfashion)
Regency ladies and gents

    (via historicalfashion)

    Regency ladies and gents


  • #19th century      #regency      #movie still      #photograph      




    May 8, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Lace “flower pot” hat, 1905-1910

    Lace “flower pot” hat, 1905-1910


  • #extant      #20th century      #1900s      #edwardian      #turn of the century      #hat      #accessory      




    4 years ago





  • Yellow silk taffeta robe a la Francaise, 1760
Kyoto Costume Institute

    Yellow silk taffeta robe a la Francaise, 1760

    Kyoto Costume Institute


  • #extant      #18th century      #robe a la francaise      #1760s      




    4 years ago





  • yeoldefashion:

Worth Court Gown, 1888.

    yeoldefashion:

    Worth Court Gown, 1888.


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      #court      




    May 7, 2010

    4 years ago





  • tea-and-whimsy:

Evening dress, by Balenciaga. Silk taffeta. France, 1955.

    tea-and-whimsy:

    Evening dress, by Balenciaga. Silk taffeta. France, 1955.


  • #extant      #20th century      #1950s      #evening gown      




    May 5, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Mary Lady Kent by Joshua Reynolds, 1777

    Mary Lady Kent by Joshua Reynolds, 1777


  • #painting      #18th century      #robe a l'anglaise      #zone front      




    4 years ago





  • historicalfashion:

Edwardian

    historicalfashion:

    Edwardian


  • #photograph      #20th century      #1900s      #edwardian      




    4 years ago





  • Shoe and Stocking, 1870-90
Kyoto Costume Institute

    Shoe and Stocking, 1870-90

    Kyoto Costume Institute


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #accessory      #shoes      #1870s      #1880s      




    May 4, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Robe de stylec.1923
The following fragment is from a very interesting article about this particular dress:

If you looked closely at the date, you may have been surprised to see  that this dress is dated to c.1923. Popular images of 1920s dress focus  primarily on the classic “flapper” dress—a very short sleeveless shift  dress with fringe or beading. The robe de style was also popular during  the twenties, though it was thought to be a classic and somewhat safe  choice. It was considered appropriate for women of all ages, from  debutante to matron. The flapper shift was more cutting-edge and was  marketed towards stylistically younger and more fashion conscious women.

(FIDM Museum)

    Robe de style
    c.1923

    The following fragment is from a very interesting article about this particular dress:

    If you looked closely at the date, you may have been surprised to see that this dress is dated to c.1923. Popular images of 1920s dress focus primarily on the classic “flapper” dress—a very short sleeveless shift dress with fringe or beading. The robe de style was also popular during the twenties, though it was thought to be a classic and somewhat safe choice. It was considered appropriate for women of all ages, from debutante to matron. The flapper shift was more cutting-edge and was marketed towards stylistically younger and more fashion conscious women.

    (FIDM Museum)


  • #extant      #20th century      #1920s      




    4 years ago





  • Regency Wedding Dresses

    Regency Wedding Dresses


  • #extant      #19th century      #regency      #wedding dress      #empire waistline      




    May 3, 2010

    4 years ago





  • If you could go back in time

    which era would you choose?




  • 4 years ago





  • Alfred Stevens, After the Ball, 1874

    Alfred Stevens, After the Ball, 1874


  • #painting      #19th century      #victorian      #1870s      #ball gown      




    4 years ago





  • historicalfashion:

Mrs. Hugh Bonfoy by Reynolds, 1754

    historicalfashion:

    Mrs. Hugh Bonfoy by Reynolds, 1754


  • #painting      #18th century      #1750s      #robe a la francaise      




    April 29, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Because you all seem to love corsets:



I give you the predecessor of corset: Stays 
European, late 18th century.
(thanks mantua-maker for pointing out the error!)

    Because you all seem to love corsets:

    I give you the predecessor of corset: Stays

    European, late 18th century.

    (thanks mantua-maker for pointing out the error!)


  • #extant      #18th century      #stays      #undergarment      




    4 years ago





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