Stacey Black, the writer of the blog Aestethic Contradiction, also the woman behind Eustratia (mentioned here) – just put up a very simple tutorial for making “Marie Antoinette inspired hair“. If you know how to teeze/backcomb and how to curl your hair – there’s nothing to it! Ofc long hair is recommended. And it would be super cool to have that hair color of hers - but for us who dare not bleach it for one or the other reason (bleaching my hair from black would kill it) – there’s always powder, right!? ;D Or why not buy a wig to style in this matter?
Sanna K of Rococo Atelier kindly informed us that IMATEX is now working again! Thank you!
Here’s a new favorite:
Many of you are probably familiar with the fly fringe, explained by Vivien, but have you seen a whole garment made out of it? While browsing Nordiska museet’s collections I found this shawl that seems to be just that!
My palms suddenly got very sweaty yesterday while watching the Swedish version of Antiques Roadshow – Antikrundan. A woman brought a pair of mid 18th century mules:
They were valued to about 1000-2000 SEK – ca 148 USD, 93 GBP, 112 EUR. I wonder if they are for sale… ;D
Anywhoo, if you want to skip the silver cups and wooden cabinets, the shoes come in at ca 20:30, watch it here.
Been working up to 10 h days for like 2 months and I’m pretty beat when I come home, so I mostly just end up browsing random stuff my eyes like. Today I searched for “cat” in the new MET collections search. Stragely this turned up, but I’m very glad it did! Looooove that hair sis!!!
By Carle Vanloo (French, Nice 1705–1765 Paris)
Ok, it’s actually not entirely done (stomacher problems etc.), but since we took some photos and they turned out allright… ;D I want you to know that I am well aware that this look, with the tricorne and all, is not in any way historically correct – it’s not meant to be. Also, I did not have a mirror when dressing and I didn’t notice that it wasn’t very well fitted until I saw the photos when we came home. *Doh* Anywhooooo, I am EXTREEEEEEMELY pleased with myself!!!