1906-1908, and gorgeous.
Must…restrain…plate armour fetish…
I could totally be in Game of Thrones now!
1870’s Bustle Dress for Summer
For me, it’s like a journey to a faraway land.
Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.
Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.
Aba & Selwa
Khavda, Bhuj, Gujarat, India
Getting up close and personal with these amazing costumes by Eiko ishioka ( Bram Stokers Dracula) at the Coppola winery. They also have a bunch of pieces from apocalypse now, the Godfather and Coppolas oscars! #costume #costumeporn #eiko #eikoishioka #coppola #francisfordcoppola #coppolawinery #dracula #bramstroker #bramstrokersdracula #roadtrip #winery #wine #hollywood (at Francis Coppola Winery)
Genoese Medicine Chest; Genoa, Italy (1562-1566)
American actress, Clara Morris - c. 1870s - (Via)
Ok, so here are some buttons options. Quantity is not a problem, since I counted up how many are on the bodice pattern and they totaled to $12.
I’m looking at 1870s mourning dresses and seeing if they have a description of the diameter of the buttons. But in case I can’t, I’m gonna lay out some specs for the buttons and you guys let me know what you think if you don’t mind. :) I really appreciate all your help. <3
1.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 11.5mm, 14mm, 23mm, 28mm, 32 mm
2.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 11.5 mm, 14 mm, 18 mm, 23 mm, 28 mm
3.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 18 mm, 28 mm
4.) Matte Black Glass Button
- Sizes in inches: 11/16 in., 7/8 in., 1 1/8 in.
(I’m gonna leave a question mark here so you guys can leave your responses without reblogging.)