Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Teeze and curl – all you need to know for faking 18th century style hair

April 18, 2012

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?

 

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IMATEX goodies

April 15, 2012

Sanna K of Rococo Atelier kindly informed us that IMATEX is now working again! Thank you!

Here’s a new favorite:

Fly fringe shawl

April 15, 2012

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!

Klänning i rosa sidenaltlas. Nordiska museet inv.nr 183144.

April 7, 2012

OMG, have y’all seen this!?

I just stumbled upon this pink beauty on Tumblr. It’s from Nordiska museet!

It’s late 18th century, made in silk “atlas”? I have no idea what that is – anyone?

Imma go look through Nordiska Museets collections, because clearly it must have been updated! See ya!

August 22, 2011

OMG! It’s Romantic Rococo Week on Pet Society! =O


Fetish shoes 18th century style @ Shoe Icons

August 9, 2011

You thought shoe fetishism was only for the 21th century man? Dream on! The 18th century was the century of all centuries in fetishism! Look at these “Extremely high Louis heel buckle shoes with blue silk upper. Probably fetishist. / c. 1780s”. I know that during one period, the heels were very high (like 15 cm/6″) and I don’t know how high these are, but they’re still high for the age. And by personal experience I know there’s fashions also in the fetish world. ;P
Check out the whole Shoe Icons site – they’ve got loads of 18th century shoes and acessoirs!

ROCOCO – animated short film by Marylène Pourcelot

July 21, 2011

It’s adooooorable! Spead it rococophiles!

(Birthday suit- and spolier-alert: bewbs and bums in the end.)

Swedish fan

June 30, 2011

This is a post mostly based upon the fact that I’m Swedish, but I think all of us can appreciate great workmanship when we see it. 😉
See, I was browsing the MET for my new Tumblr – Awesome fashions of all times, and I searched for what Swedish obejcts they might have. I came across this very elaborate fan from the 18th century, made by a Swedish fellow named Carl Gustav Klingstedt in 1715–25.
The motif is somewhat macabre – scenes from land and sea battles. I guess you would want to depict your countrys proudest moments where people can see them and Sweden was kind of a superpower in Europe in the 17th century and fought big battles, see. Prolly made sense back then – but to me it looks strange. XD

Swedish fan at the MET

Swedish fan at the MET

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Hime

June 17, 2011

Does this dress scream “Frakk you world – Imma be a princess when I grow up!” or what? ;D

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1702-1789, Chrisite's

New pet-en-l’air inspiration

May 19, 2011

Nicole of Diary of a Mantua Maker just posted an image of this loveliness:

Caraco (Pet-en-l'air) at LACMA

Now I really need to finish my outfit! At least if I want to use it this summer… =S


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