Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Saturday, July 23, 2011
"Well, what do you expect me to do," she asked, "just stay in all evening?"
“She is frankly, heavily made up... pallor mortis, poisonously scarlet lips, richly ringed eyes.... And there are, finally, her clothes.... Her dress... is cut low where it might be high, and vice versa. The skirt comes just an inch below her knees, overlapping by a faint fraction her rolled and twisted stockings. The idea is that when she walks in a bit of a breeze, you shall now and then observe the knee.... [The flapper’s] haircut is also abbreviated. She wears of course the newest thing in bobs.” Bruce Bliven, “Flapper Jane,” The New Republic, (Sept. 9, 1925).
Friday, July 22, 2011
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny" -Coco Chanel
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Believe it or not, this is a woman's bathing suit from the early 1900's. Women during this time period typically wore knee-length wool dresses over bloomers, black stockings, and lace up bathing shoes. And before you ask how they didn't drown swimming in all those clothes, know that women didn't typically "swim". Rather they would jump over the waves holding on to ropes tied to the shoreline. Fun, right?
And, here is my Victorian lady piece in it's entirety.
Oil on Canvas
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