Ernest Duez’s portrait has always been a fashion bestie of mine, and her petit chien is a bonus. I had no idea this painting was life size, definitely a fashion moment for me!
And here’s a close-up of the portrait:
Ernest Duez (1843-1896), Splendeur, 1874
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is a fascinating place to visit. Stay tuned for more!
Getting in some last-minute fabric shopping before heading off to Paris and Angus came along for the ride… 🙂
The Fashion Museum Bath is a small but excellent museum that’s easy to overlook. Located in Bath, the museum’s collection is small but comprehensive with emphasis on the Georgian and Victorian Eras. Below is a short introductory video about the museum:
There’s always something new in progress here at the atelier and today is no exception. With the Fall, the focus is on more winter-oriented garments to include mantles and visites and here’s just one example of a visite under construction. It’s got a tapestry-like exterior and a lining of a moire. Stay tuned for more!
The front. I have pinned the lining to one lapel to give an idea how it will look when complete..
A close-up of the front.
And a rear view…
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