Elegant Life

“… autumnal minutes greet me,
with a rustle, almost silent.”
Osip Mandelstam, from Silentium: Poetry of Osip Mandelstam

Serge Ivanoff

Downton Abbey 

Guo Pei | Fall/Winter 2018 Couture

Robert Polidori- Versailles


Two notebooks used by Kelsick Wood a provincial Ship builder from Maryport from c1835 onwards detailing many aspects of his work. 
Included are quotes for work undertaken for a variety of different vessels, costs of materials including teak and oak as well as accounts.

Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2018 Runway Details
Pierre Jahan, Louvre museum , Paris. 1947

Beautiful Corée
“I want to raise up the magic world all round me and live strongly and quietly there.”
— Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry written c. February 1934

Badgley Mischka Fall 2018

Versailles Royal Opera by @spiritualwalker
 This Opera was built for the wedding of the future Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Aigrette, 1900s


Russborough House, Ireland

Gala Opening, Metropolitan Opera [New York, 1950] | Eve Arnold.

Ulyanna Sergeenko

John Engstead (1909 – 1983) Harper’s Bazaar, 1957

Whispering Dreams,  The Grand Trianon, Palace of Versailles
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. 
So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

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