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Dior, Pure Glamour

Beautiful, classic elegance: simply one hundred percent vintage glamour from Christian Dior. A structured strapless Dior gown from 1952. Celestial blue taffeta gala dress from the 1953 “Vivante” Dior line, worn by Elizabeth Firestone. Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior dress from Spring/Summer 1958.   John Galliano for Christian Dior embroidered mohair bouclette coat from […]

Château de Gudanes

A fabulous journey through a stunning French Chateau through the lens of photographer and writer Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio in New York.     Château de Gudanes   Inside the 18th-century Neoclassical Château in the Southwest of France    Château de Gudanes is an 18th-century neoclassical Château built on the ruins of a […]

Ooooh, That French Country Charm

There is simply nothing like that French Country charm… it’s dreamy, other-worldly, simply wonderful. Le Mas de Peint A 17th-Century Farmhouse in the Camargue, France photography: Ann Street Studio, NYC “It’s the time that you’ve wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”    – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and aviator (1900-1944) bonjourfrenchwords […]

Rare Antique Textiles

  Sharing today a fabulous Etsy Shop called Trouvais.     18th c French Silk Shoes with Pink Ruffled Silk Trim Louis XVI era, 18th c French silk shoes with pink ruffled front. Cream leather heels, leather interior. One of the most charming aspect of 18th c ladies shoes, besides the frivolity of utilizing delicate silk, […]

House Beautiful: A Country Dream

Sharing today a stunning home renovation by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects in Talbot County, Maryland. This historical farm was brought back to life in a magnificent manner, simply love it!   ESTABLISHED in the late 17th century, Lombardy is a 252-acre farm with extensive frontage on the Miles River in Talbot County, Maryland.  Over a […]

Vintage, Shabby, French

Fanciful Designs Oooh, shabby-vintage-french- love it all.   “Love the look of a beautiful 18th century French silk pillow against the rough, hand loomed linen seat of my humble little chair. A French chanvre/linen with thistle woven in on the seat…my very first purchase from Wendy Lewis of The Textile Trunk. 18th century dresses were routinely […]

Golden Opulence

“I’d rather have a heart of gold Than all the treasure of the world.”    ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Memoirs of An Amazon       shredded goldddd   “We will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you […]

Shabby Charm

jenny-barnett.blogspot.co.uk Merci Mille Fois Thank you so much via:500-daysofart via:voguelovesme via:theunusualdressmaker 18-19th century dress  Cotton breeches Knee fastening detail, 1784-1800  Met Museum via:theunusualdressmaker You Can’t Heal Them All  by Amy Dover via:lad-cafe Darling, I love you, I love you, I love you… via:la-la-la-bonne-vie Jacquelyn Jablonski in Rodarte   Ph: Lachlan Bailey,  Vogue 11/11 threads