ornamentedbeing: The V&A says ~ Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim; wreath of straw flowers around crown.
Yes, please :)

ornamentedbeing: The V&A says ~ Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim; wreath of straw flowers around crown.

Yes, please :)

LePetitPoulailler:

ah, I wish I had a bulldog

LePetitPoulailler:

ah, I wish I had a bulldog

lepetitpoulailler:

Mummy punkins! Easy, quick … boo! I mean: Make!!

lepetitpoulailler:

Mummy punkins! Easy, quick … boo! I mean: Make!!

a-harlots-progress: 2006 The Fountain (Rachel Weiz)

a-harlots-progress: 2006 The Fountain (Rachel Weiz)

(via costumedramas)

ornamentedbeing: 
Research chemist William Perkin was trying to make quinine when he instead came up with a substance that has ensured the world is a brighter place. 
“… For that privilege, thank a young Victorian research chemist. His attempt to create the anti-malarial medicine quinine from coal tar in his flat in Cable Street in the East End of London went serendipitously wrong as he worked over Easter 150 years ago… . Appropriately, considering the origins of Perkins’ colour, he was to receive a helping hand from the two most famous women of the day - both empresses.
"Queen Victoria caused a sensation when she stepped out at the Royal Exhibition in 1862 wearing a silk gown dyed with mauveine. In Paris, Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugenie, wowed the court when she was seen wearing it. To propel the scientist further on the way to a great fortune, the fashion of the time was for crinoline skirts that, happily for him, needed a lot of his revolutionary new dye.” 
The entire article is fascinating! 

ornamentedbeing

Research chemist William Perkin was trying to make quinine when he instead came up with a substance that has ensured the world is a brighter place. 

“… For that privilege, thank a young Victorian research chemist. His attempt to create the anti-malarial medicine quinine from coal tar in his flat in Cable Street in the East End of London went serendipitously wrong as he worked over Easter 150 years ago… . Appropriately, considering the origins of Perkins’ colour, he was to receive a helping hand from the two most famous women of the day - both empresses.

"Queen Victoria caused a sensation when she stepped out at the Royal Exhibition in 1862 wearing a silk gown dyed with mauveine. In Paris, Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugenie, wowed the court when she was seen wearing it. To propel the scientist further on the way to a great fortune, the fashion of the time was for crinoline skirts that, happily for him, needed a lot of his revolutionary new dye.” 

The entire article is fascinating! 

ornamentedbeing: c 1805–10

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735 Robe volante (Flying Robe); France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735 Robe volante (Flying Robe); France

ornamentedbeing: Frédéric Soulacroix (French 1858-1933) ~ Elegante

ornamentedbeingFrédéric Soulacroix (French 1858-1933) ~ Elegante

ornamentedbeing: ca 1760 Robe à la Française, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1760 Robe à la Française, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France

ornamentedbeing: 1788 Johann Heinrich Tischbein I (German 1722-89) ~ Frédérique Louise Wilhelmine, Princess of Orange-Nassau; oil on canvas. Musée des beaux-arts

ornamentedbeing: 1788 Johann Heinrich Tischbein I (German 1722-89) ~ Frédérique Louise Wilhelmine, Princess of Orange-Nassau; oil on canvas. Musée des beaux-arts

ornamentedbeing: c1932 Wedding Hat [Cloche]

ornamentedbeing: c1932 Wedding Hat [Cloche]

ornamentedbeing: 1951 Day dress Norman Norell for Traina-Norell

ornamentedbeing: 1951 Day dress Norman Norell for Traina-Norell

ornamentedbeing: c. 1865–68 
And the day bodice:  

ornamentedbeing: c. 1865–68 

And the day bodice:  

ornamentedbeing: 
And now we are combining lotus slippers with Manchurian platforms. So we have a weird cross of Chopine meets Manchu meets bound feet! 

ornamentedbeing

And now we are combining lotus slippers with Manchurian platforms. So we have a weird cross of Chopine meets Manchu meets bound feet!