1917 Delineator (Butterick) fashion plate [in my shop]

1917 Delineator (Butterick) fashion plate [in my shop]

Tags: Edwardian 1917

vickievictoriana: carolathhabsburg: By Charles Dana Gibson 
Colloquially referred to as the Gibson Girl, the Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States.
The Gibson Girl was tall and slender, yet with ample bosom, hips and bottom. She had an exaggerated S-curve torso shape achieved by wearing a swan-bill corset. Images of her epitomized the late 19th- and early 20th-century Western preoccupation with youthful features and ephemeral beauty.
Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon (“waterfall of curls”) fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.
Gibson depicted her as an equal and sometimes teasing companion to men.[*]

vickievictorianacarolathhabsburg: By Charles Dana Gibson 

Colloquially referred to as the Gibson Girl, the Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States.

The Gibson Girl was tall and slender, yet with ample bosom, hips and bottom. She had an exaggerated S-curve torso shape achieved by wearing a swan-bill corset. Images of her epitomized the late 19th- and early 20th-century Western preoccupation with youthful features and ephemeral beauty.

Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffantpompadour, and chignon (“waterfall of curls”) fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

Gibson depicted her as an equal and sometimes teasing companion to men.[*]

Edwardian Art Nouveau Jasperware plaque … in my shop now!
Have you had your Edwardian elegance today?

Have you had your Edwardian elegance today?

1917 Engraved map of England, Wales, and Northeastern France … off to a new home ♥

1917 Engraved map of England, Wales, and Northeastern France … off to a new home ♥

oldrags: 1901 Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931) ~ Portrait of Madame Cavalieri

oldrags: 1901 Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931) ~ Portrait of Madame Cavalieri

ornamentedbeing: c. 1909–11 I know I’ve posted it before but i just love it so much!

ornamentedbeing: c. 1909–11 I know I’ve posted it before but i just love it so much!

indigodreams: 1914 Summer Fun
Petit: … this is simply lovely ♥

indigodreams1914 Summer Fun

Petit: … this is simply lovely ♥

ca 1908 Lake George, New York ~ ‘Regatta Day at Ft William Henry Hotel.’ Some fried chicken and lemonade would hit the spot right about now. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company via

ca 1908 Lake George, New York ~ ‘Regatta Day at Ft William Henry Hotel.’ Some fried chicken and lemonade would hit the spot right about now. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company via

1911 Edwardian millinery couture ~ Atelier Bachwitz

1911 Edwardian millinery couture ~ Atelier Bachwitz

yeoldefashion: Dragonflies were particularly popular subjects for brooches as their wings allowed jewelers to show off their most delicate enamel work. This piece was made by Edgar Bense circa 1900.

yeoldefashion: Dragonflies were particularly popular subjects for brooches as their wings allowed jewelers to show off their most delicate enamel work. This piece was made by Edgar Bense circa 1900.

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earwigbiscuits:  Furs and feathers and lace, oh my! (Lucy Bigelow Dodge and a rather ostentatious hat) via

earwigbiscuits:  Furs and feathers and lace, oh my! (Lucy Bigelow Dodge and a rather ostentatious hat) via

Edwardian era boxed bridal handkerchief of Spanish silk and lace ~ Panuelo de Seda Bordado … off to a new home!

Edwardian era boxed bridal handkerchief of Spanish silk and lace ~ Panuelo de Seda Bordado … off to a new home!

broken-blossoms: 1910 via