Friday, 31 July 2009
Bit of a boring outfit, but I wanted photos of my hair today as I managed to get some sort of awesome conehead shape. I actually think I look like a school girl. Not necessarily a bad thing though.
Shoes (Ravel), cardigan (Topshop), skirt (ebay), blouse (H&M), spotted scarf (gift)
Sigh. What a beautiful vintage dress. Not sure of the date, early 30's perhaps? Regardless, it is an exquisite example of embellishment and a sensual cut. The only thing I don't love is the colour. Red isn't really a colour I like to wear, unless its a dark burgundy. I used to hate black and red, then I went through a phase of loving it and wearing it all the time. Then I inevitably got a bit sick of it. Now, if I want to wear colour, I go for green, as red feels too bright on me. Having said that, looking through my 'fashion' pictures folder on la laptop, I found many a red dress I simply couldn't say no to....
Armani Prive couture ss 09:
Alexander McQueen various collections:
Chanel resort 2010:
Dior couture ss 07:
JPG a/w 06 couture & a/w 09 RTW:
C. Lacroix couture a/w 08:
Zac Posen a/w 08 & 09:
Monday, 27 July 2009
As I mentioned in the previous post, I recently acquired a Victorian haircomb. Whilst choosing my first haircomb I had a hard time going against my inherent attraction towards black things. I found some really beautiful black combs, but of course their beauty would be lost in my black hair. So instead, I settled for this rather discreet, pretty little silver comb. The outfit is nothing too exciting; my grey cardigan I've been wearing to death and a minty green vest (which I've shown on the blog before in lilac and black). The trousers I bought last weekend for a tenner. I love them; perfectly slim fitting with a high-rise waist and a side zip, oh and cheap! The cut kinda reminds me of matador trousers. Today's purse is a recent purchase. My love of Liberty of London bags is well documented on the blog, especially when decorated with the Ianthe print. I couldn't resist this little monochromatic silk purse which converts into a clutch. Close-ups of it are at the bottom of this post...
Saturday, 25 July 2009
I mentioned in this post that I have been after a hair comb to complement my updo's. After much consideration, I finally settled on a dainty silver Victorian one, which will be shown in my next outfit post. I thought it best to start off small and see how it goes before diving in with a massive expensive one. My next one will be a slightly larger affair, hopefully in a green celluloid. Whilst I was searching for the perfect beginners hair comb, I found so many beautiful and unusual examples I just had to share them on here. There really are so many good quality combs available out there on the internet, and at reasonable prices. This may look like a large post, but I actually had to restrain myself from posting 3x more!
Three large pierced celluloid combs, 1890-1920
Four 1890-1920 celluloid combs
1900-1910 sterling silver comb
Two late 19th c. tortoiseshell combs with silver detail
Three 1880-1910 pierced celluloid combs
Two 1890-1910 frosted celluloid combs with glass sets
Five French jet and black celluloid combs
Two 1880-90 black enamelled celluloid combs with blue glass sets
c.1875 sterling silver highback comb
Victorian Christmas themed celluloid comb with red and green rhinestones
Black enamelled celluloid comb with red rhinestones
Black enamelled celluloid comb with blue rhinestones
Green ombre comb with rhinestones
19th c. sterling silver comb
Georgian silver filigree feather comb, c.1830
Victorian winged comb with paste stones
Kingfisher feather Chinese comb
Victorian sterling silver comb with trio of mythical figures
Victorian pearl and lapis gold comb ($4850!)
Blonde tortoiseshell comb with paste gems
Victorian Whitby Jet comb
Green celluloid comb with blue rhinestones
Celluloid comb with green rhinestones
And finally, a modern, though no-less extravagant, example courtesy of John Galliano from his ss08 collection (one of my all time favourite collections ever). Look at the size of that thing!
Images from: style.com; FANCY THAT!, Factory 41, Antiques and Uncommon Treasure, The Three Graces, Years After, Belladonna Antiques, all at Ruby Lane; Paris Parfait blog; BarbaraAnne's Hair Comb blog; eBay sellers Pentiques and Simitras Exquisite Things; thefaerieglen, PastSplendors, surfacetoairmedia, pastperfectvintage, all at etsy; Charles.A.Whitaker Auction Company.