Saturday, February 21, 2015

A (Not So) Regal Affair: Fashion in the French Revolution

               
       Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, whose subject, the internal uprisings in Paris during the 1830's , was influenced by the French Revolution.I know this doesn't have anything to do with the Revolution. I just wanted to put it here because it's so dramatic and expressive.         
                
         This wasn’t your grandmother’s Glorious Revolution. This was a French revolution.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How to Wear a Little Black Dress

 
Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Oliver Stalmans for New York Magazine

             The Little Black Dress, or LBD, is an iconic piece of fashion, and has been for decades. Her creator, however, was not Coco Chanel. She was first referenced in a Henry James’s 1899 novel, The Awkward Age.  She then gained fame when Vogue published a Chanel sketch of the LBD in 1926. Likewise, Audrey Hepburn’s LBD, designed by Hubert de Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, gave the dress international fame. Now almost every girl has one in her closet. There are many, many ways to wear a LBD, but here’s a simple, 5-step way to looking chic in any robe noire.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Charles James

              
 Austine Hearst in my favorite James design. (Credit goes to metmuseum.org)
 I went to see the Charles James exhibit at the Met!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

                Wearing: James Perse button down, J. Crew skirt, Kate Spade flats, Ray Bans, Rebecca Minkoff bag, school ring 
                 
                        Before I start this post, I would just like to say thank you to all of our troops who have helplessly defended our country since before its birth. Although I've heard people complain about the wars we've fought in and places America has intervened, it is always important to acknowledge the strength, perseverance, and bravery of those who have served our country, and who will always be there to protect it. Thank you.

             This memorial weekend, I ventured to Hampton National Historic Site, old home of my old ancestors, to take a tour of the house and walk the gardens.