Mademoiselle LaParisienne

This is a compilation of posts that usually relates to museum artifacts, garments, and other works of art from eras gone by, or posted on whim.

Keira Knightley photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue (October 2012)

Keira Knightley photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue (October 2012)

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People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall ‘13

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Watered Silk Evening Gown, 1865

W W. Ullberg & Comp.

via Royal Hallwyl Museum

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Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, c. 1953

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In anticipation of Owl Awareness Day (August 4), we offer some slightly cartoony illustrations of these fascinating members of the genus Strix.

Images taken from Captain Thomas Brown’s “Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte" (1835).


I’ve been working on this on and off for a while now, but I thought it needed saying. 

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Sampler, 1786  This sampler, made at the Polly Balch School in Rhode Island, shows an arched framing device enclosing a scene with a brick building and several figures of fashionably dressed men and women. Urns of flowers form a floral border on three sides. At the top a short verse: Honor and renown will the ingenious crown Under the arch, the inscription: Wrought August 12 1786 at Providence and at the bottom: Polly Putney born Feb 15 1775 at Warren Silk embroidery on linen foundation.
Drawing, “View of Masquerade”, 1770–80  Crowd in formal dress in highly ornate hall. Musicians on a loft over the door in the center rear.

;; fit for a queen ♦ 1/?

It reminds me of a late 18th century dress.

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Art history meme (x) - 1/4 colours - blue

Fleur de lis by Robert Reid | Branches with Almond Blossom by Vincent van GoghAmalia de Llano y Dotres, Countess of Vilches by Federico de Madrazo |The anticipated letterby Harry George Theaker|We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian) by Lilly Martin Spencer

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