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.[*]

1911 Le Chapeau Parisien fashion plate … Off to a new home ♥
"Fashionable toque hat made of lime green glossy straw. Brim is rolled up, crown heightening towards the back. Wide band of narrow feather ruches in the same shade sewn on stiff tulle, same colored five ostrich couteaux at the left."

1911 Le Chapeau Parisien fashion plate … Off to a new home ♥

"Fashionable toque hat made of lime green glossy straw. Brim is rolled up, crown heightening towards the back. Wide band of narrow feather ruches in the same shade sewn on stiff tulle, same colored five ostrich couteaux at the left."

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!