Happy Friday!

It’s Friday and we’re definitely ready for the weekend. This week has been a bit of trial with the all the fires and high winds going on in Southern California so to celebrate, we thought we’d kick it off with this excellent painting by Renoir depicting a lady in an early 1870s dress. What especially caught our eye was the deep blue color, something that’s on of the foundation colorways here at Lily Absinthe. Enjoy!

Auguste Renoir, La Parisienne, 1874

19th-Century American Dress: Behind the Scenes at The Costume Institute Conservation Laboratory

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has one of the most extensive collections of late Nineteenth Century garments. One of the more notable examples from their collection is one that should be familiar to anyone with a familiarity with 1880s fashions and is often cited as a perfect example of the mid to late 1880s silhouette:

Evening Dress, American, c. 1884 – 1886; Metropolitan Museum of Art (C.I.63.23.3a, b)

Curious to know more about this dress? Well, now you can with this video that was produced by the Met:

Helldorado Diary- Day 2

Helldorado Diary, Day Two. Today I decided to stay in and catch up on things around the hour here at No. 11.  But just to let you all know, I was’t a complete hermit-  actually got out and about on Allen Street yesterday! 🙂

The customary “before going out selfie”…

Today we’ll be working on some more publicity pictures….stay tuned for more! 🙂