Saturday, May 16, 2015

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.