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thegentlemanscloset:

This is rather interesting. This is an unfinished pattern for a waistcoat dating to about 1760, and it looks to have potentially been a stunning one. The material is silk, with metal thread and sequins. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

sixpenceee:

VICTORIAN MOURNING JEWELRY 

During the Victorian era, it was common to wear “mourning jewelry”. This jewelry typically included hair from deceased loved one.

The deceased loved one’s hair would be carefully arranged within the brooch, often creating intricate pictures or designs.

Hair was considered to be an ideal keepsake, since it does not break down over time.

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notanothergothloliblog:

petitedeath:

notanothergothloliblog:

petitedeath:

idk where this is from. its sourced to fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com but i found it on pinterest and the link doesnt work. 
i need it

Is this an extant garment or is it a recreation? A good place to look up extant garments is the costume institute website (part of the met museum).

Im going to say based on the flounces and the neckline which looks kind of sweetheart to me, that its a recreation of some sort. Also black dye from that time period doesnt usually last long, it turns brownish. I dont think black was popular then either. But I could be totally wrong. 

There are plenty of black clothing from that period that survived to present day, especially court wear that was meant to last and created with top quality dyes. There was a lot of weird stuff going on in the 1700s, especially in courts outside of France and England. It could totally be an extant garment, it could also be a replica of some sort :( identification isn’t very easy on this stuff. Hope you figure it out!

notanothergothloliblog:

petitedeath:

notanothergothloliblog:

petitedeath:

idk where this is from. its sourced to fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com but i found it on pinterest and the link doesnt work. 

i need it

Is this an extant garment or is it a recreation? A good place to look up extant garments is the costume institute website (part of the met museum).

Im going to say based on the flounces and the neckline which looks kind of sweetheart to me, that its a recreation of some sort. Also black dye from that time period doesnt usually last long, it turns brownish. I dont think black was popular then either. But I could be totally wrong. 

There are plenty of black clothing from that period that survived to present day, especially court wear that was meant to last and created with top quality dyes. There was a lot of weird stuff going on in the 1700s, especially in courts outside of France and England. It could totally be an extant garment, it could also be a replica of some sort :( identification isn’t very easy on this stuff. Hope you figure it out!

tootricky:

love bird has a wash (source)

wolfmansgotnards:

Let us not forget one of the most important things about the Universal Monsters era: The Creature From The Black Lagoon was created by a woman, Milicent Patrick.

Nearly unheard of at the time, ms Patrick is responsible for creating one of the single most recognizable characters, not only in Universal history but in all of film history. She was an incredible talent and she should be honored as such.

26th July
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26th July