Posts Tagged ‘museum’

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:

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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!

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!

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

Stylish awesomeness

April 28, 2011

OMG! Have you seen this?

It’s too beautiful to describe! I love how the designer has taken the male style of fashion that we see in this time and given it a female shape, or taken the female shape of fashion and given it a  male style, or whatever, it’s so… awesome! The photographer says (in french, translated by me and google) that it is said to be from 1790 but may have been revisited in 1890. I don’t care! I want it!!!
   Now I need to finish my outfit! ^^;

Boning in stomachers – necessary?

January 5, 2011

Since I’m coming closer to making the stomacher, I’ve been looking at ways to go at it. I’ve been looking at stomachers ofc, and then I had a look at this tutorial (that I also used to make the pattern for the pet-en-l’air). They say to put boning in the stomacher – is that really necessary? I’ve been looking at so many stomachers and not very many of them seem to have boning (or am I just blind?).
   How did you go at it? Experiences?


Back of stomacher from MET.

A summer adventure

November 26, 2010

I just found a few images from a summer adventure at Stjernsunds castle!

This castle was built in the early 1800’s, but there was an earlier castle on the same spot which dates back to the 17th century. A few paintings of former inhabitants of the old castle still adorns the walls of the newer castle. I had the chance to see but not photograph 2 portraits of ladies from the 18th century, if I only could remember their names! XD

This is me, excited to go on the trip. ;P

The interior furnishing and decor is from the 1850’s, here’s a photo of the neo rococo furniture in a salon – love love loved it! Photo: Philip Håkanson, read more about the castle and see more photos here.

The huge lock on the door – after entering, photography was prohibited.


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