Posts tagged black
Posts tagged black
Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805.
Proof that basic black doesn’t have to be boring! My favorite is actually the little tiara on the bottom right!
some day I will make this pink and black polka dotted dress and I shall laugh constantly whilst wearing it.
A portrait of a woman by Marie Louis Sicard, 1789
You make the gown, I’ll make the hat!
What a charming little hat! That veil is gorgeous!
‘The Bum-Bailiff outwitted, or, The Convenience of fashion’ (1786). ROFLMAO
Hat. Parasol. Bonnet. Jet Necklet. 1886 (Via NYPL)
Accessories I would be delighted to own!
A Variety of Ladies Headdresses for the Present Year, Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, 1786.
In my opinion, the headwear of the late-1780s is the greatest in the history of the world.
Czech, signed and dated AD 1643
Love that hood! (And muff and cute shoes peeking out)
Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Self-Portrait in a Hat, c. 1790
I love the internet. Seriously I love it. This portrait is astonishlingly beautiful.
Jane Renouardt, c1910
Wow- what a wonderful use of feathers!
Petronella de Lange
Jacob Joseph Eeckhout
Love that little bauble on the front of the turban!
Evening Hat, 1920-1928, Cotton Felt, Machine Lace, and Metallic Wire, The Mint Museum
Did y’all miss me!? Sorry for the radio silence- I’ve been on vacation traipsing around North Carolina. One of the stops was at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, where they are doing an exhibit on historic costume. It was…ok. Some of the objects were wildly mislabled and they threw all kinds of crazy modern ribbons and trim and jewelery on the mannequins and gowns, but there was still some awesome stuff. Including this incredible hat! And they let you take pictures, which is always fabulous.
I’ll be posting more pictures of the costumes and accessories on my personal tumblr, thecityoftaylor.tumblr.com
The Fortune Teller, after Matthew William Peters, 1786. Via Donald Heald.
Wow. This is one of the best 18th Century images I have ever seen. There is so much incredible detail!
On the fortune teller: No cap, hair covered by only a cloth. An elaborately trimmed but well-worn black silk-covered hat. Her cloak hood falling open so we can see the inside, especially the neckline, and that it is trimmed ‘round the face. The hem of her cloak is left raw and is unravelling and there might be a tear.
The fortune tellee (not a word…): A magnificent hat with some pretty glorious feathers- love that they are grey! The curls around her face actually look a bit like bangs which are very rare. A profusion of lace and ribbon around her neckline. A long sleeved gown or jacket (stripes!) ending in a simple white flounce.
I’m officially in love!
Colonel John May by Christian Gullager, 1789
I love a man in a cocked hat!
Countess Wilhelmine von Lichtenau by Anna Dorothea Thurbusch, 1776
Other Works by Anna Dorothea Thurbusch: link
Having fun trawling the archives of 18thCenturylove! I love this fluffy hat (and bonus doggie!)
Portrait of a Woman, by Lucas Cranach II, 1564
What a cute little pancake of a hat!