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Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2018

On the left, Yves St. Laurent's Sunflower jacket for his Van Gogh collection of 1988 was embroidered by the Maison Lesage and took 600 hours to make. It is one of the most famous, landmark pieces in the haute couture world. But I was thinking that Vincent's sunflower paintings jarred the art world because his flowers were dying, while dropping seeds, generating new life. He painted death in pastels. I'm quite sure YSL knew this, but what woman would wear dying flowers?

Δευτέρα, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Evening Dress, detail, House of Worth, ca. 1910, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion is Art?...Jason Wu

Italian Sterling Silver Dresser Box, handmade, 20th century, via LiveAuctioneers.

Emerald and Diamond Pendant, ca. 1905, Frankfurt A/M B.Baden, via Stoheby's.

For the love of Books...photo by Garry Gay

Παρασκευή, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2017

To have and to hold....

1915, from the Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

Amethyst...The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.

Antique amethyst necklaces and amethyst pendant earrings. via Fred Leighton

Hard to pick a favorite...

A collection of 19th Century diamond earrings.
via Fredleighton.com