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OMG, when you do a search of "titanic jump dress", MY gown comes up in the image section collage!! Top two right-hand photos.


(here's where the image came from:
madamemodiste: (Nadya Lev)
Taken from a 1920's manual in possession of another:

There is no such thing as too many camisoles. In the summer-time you need dainty, pretty camisoles to wear beneath the fine, sheer frocks of summer-time wear. In winter, you need camisoles to wear beneath your blouses, to give a good foundation to your silk frocks. The more camisoles you have, the more you want—and rightly so, for the camisole is one of the most distinctly feminine and dainty garments in the woman's wardrobe."
madamemodiste: (dress up)
I found this hilarious cartoon over on [ profile] history_macros

Now how many of you have thought the exact same thing about a project? LOL!
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This fashion plate totally needs an amusing caption!

"The colored plate for the present month displays two beautiful and original designs for yachting costumes; the second one designed especially for the lady guests and members of the New York Yacht Club, and containing it’s colors, it’s pennant inserted as a panel, and insignia. The material os fine blue cloth, combined with velveteen, and barred with pieces of redcrepe de chine, upon which the cross is embroidered in red purse silk. The facing of the interior is twilled silk to match the cloth, and the lining if any is used, is silk also for lightness, but dark blue linen drilling is very good for yachting purposes, if light weight is not so much an object as economy.

The red, white and blue costume is a charming combination of the national colors. The blue may be cloth or flannelette, the white vest and panel pique, corded silk or sicilliene. The jacket must be fine red military cloth, with band of corded silk for cuffs, to match that upon the sailor hat. The hats are simply straw of sailor shapes, covered with the dress material and trimmed to match the costumes; officers buttons are sometimes copied to make the costume complete."


Jul. 26th, 2008 10:19 am
madamemodiste: (VP 08)
You know, it's a sick thing when I look at a photograph of people at an event and can instantly tell "Oh, they're doing the Time Warp!". I saw a moment later that the photo was labeled, and my thought was confirmed!

Um...Someone get this girl a pair of drawers, stat!!!
madamemodiste: (I love bustles)
The following is a poem about how women, no matter how stuffed their closets, complain of having "nothing to wear". It apparently created a sensation when published!

Harper's Weekly, February 7, 1857, P. 84.

Miss Flora M'Flimsey, of Madison Square,
Has made three separate journeys to Paris,
And her father assures me, each time she was there,
That she and her friend Mrs. Harris
(Not the lady whose name is so famous in history,
But plain Mrs.H., without romance or mystery)
Spent six consecuitve weeks without stopping,
In one continuous round of shopping;
Shopping alone, and shopping together,
At all hours of the day, and in all sorts of weather;
For all manner of things that a woman can put
On the crown of her head or the sole of her foot,
Or wrap round her shoulders, or fit round her waist,
Or that can be sewed on, or pinned on, or laced,
Or tied on with a string, or stitched on with a bow,
In front or behind, above or below:


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