Sep. 17, 14

485


fashionsfromhistory:

Dress

1883-1886

Australia

National Museum of Australia




Sep. 17, 14

43147


unscriptedmonologues:

Always reblog the Evil Giraffe




Sep. 17, 14

168


vacilandoelmundo:

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

vacilandoelmundo:

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City




Sep. 16, 14

57


operafantomet:

Ten favourite Hamburg costumes: 

1. The Hannibal Slavegirl costumes. Tailored to pich the waist of the wearer, giving everyone amazing hourglass shapes. And so gold heavy, with lots and lots of gems and beads. Funky tiaras. Endless love for these. 

2. Now, not crazy about the second generation slavegirl costume used here, but otherwise this Elissa costume is perfection. The green satin skirt with green tabs, the clean lines, the ornamental red decorations. Gaga about these skirts. 

3. The Sylvan Glade costumes. The gigantic bell skirts, the fitted bodices, the min colours accented with pink and gold, the draped apron. 

4. The mid 90s dressing gowns, in other words Colby Thomas’ dressing gowns. So incredibly fitted, and so delicate ruffles. All-time favourites. 

5. The mid 90s Degas costumes. Again (and again) these well fitted bodices, but here combined with feather light, almost tattered skirts. They look so… awesome. 

6. The general Meg Gypsy Girl bodices. Thos Baroque shoulder straps and the “drab” velvet is just so period looking. Ditto for the peplum. And paired with the jolly yellow skirt I just love it so much.

7. Renée Knapp’s original Wishing dress. AKA the love of my life. The tailoring is beyond words. The bead embroidery is insane. This is a piece of art which should be in a museum. No, really. 

8. Colby Thomas’ second Aminta costume. That stomacher is the closest I’ve ever seen to the costume design. It’s like she just stepped out of the design. And for the 8th time - the tailoring, the fit. And when this costume was lightly pimped in Stuttgart, getting and additional white lace in the neck opening and engageants, and the embroidered apron, it just… floored me. GIMME!!! 

9. The super-mega-giga Star Princess skirts Colby Thomas had, pared with a tiny, fitted bodice. The delicate colours, The hint of silver and gold. The movement of the skirt when dancing. LOOOOVE. 

10. Rachel Anne Moore’s b/w 1st manager’s dress. Very pale compared to the general German b/w costumes, and usually that’s not my favourite, but this one looks very elegant. Also so well tailored to her. And the black appliquées on the paniers. Dang. 


So in short, Hamburg knows tailoring, and everything Colby Thomas wore as perfection. The short version of Hamburg POTO costume history. 




Sep. 16, 14

116


viscountess:

From Layla Harrison’s Instagram!

viscountess:

From Layla Harrison’s Instagram!




Sep. 16, 14

65676


shouldnt:

We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.




Sep. 16, 14

128



The Gothic Cottage, Stourhead (by sminky_pinky100)

The Gothic Cottage, Stourhead (by sminky_pinky100)




Sep. 16, 14

307


fripperiesandfobs:

Dress ca. 1880
From the Palazzo Pitti via Cultura Italia

fripperiesandfobs:

Dress ca. 1880

From the Palazzo Pitti via Cultura Italia




Sep. 16, 14

102


operafantomet:

As promised anon once upon a time: 

A closer look at the beading/appliquées/tassels on the Phantom’s cloak. 




Sep. 15, 14

120


operafantomet:

"With my singing teacher from Sweden in the audience tonight, I am ready! :) pic.twitter.com/lsOp2cqKq4”
(From Emmi Christensson’s open Twitter)

operafantomet:

"With my singing teacher from Sweden in the audience tonight, I am ready! :)


(From Emmi Christensson’s open Twitter)