'Tis the beginning of a new decade. So wouldn't it be nice if the '10s could forever be known as an age of romance? Let's let the 2020s belong to technology (hold on . . . how awesome is it that we'll all finally get to actually live in "the '20s"?!), and write poetry, cook sensuously, and create gorgeous art instead. And while i'm well aware of the Gaga-ness that surrounds us, i'm personally yearning for an existence more luxurious, diaphanous and elegant, with a wardrobe worthy of a Wharton heroine, and a boudoir built for Brontë (click images to view full-size).
(Above): A Norman Parkinson photograph for British Vogue of Nicky Samuels draped in a floral chiffon Ossie Clark gown c.1972 (kisses to Mrs. Gorman and her fabulous blog for the info).
(L to R): Dramatic Daschel & Teplitz Austrian amphora vase with pearl tears c.1800s, Weller Sicard cylindrical vase with nasturtiums c.1800s, Austrian vase featuring ghostly ladies and Nouveau bat border c.1800s by Ernst Wahliss
My Sunday in the park dream ensemb' . . . Biba prairie dress c.1960s and Sabine platform sandals by Delman c.2000s.
Heavily embroidered gentleman's coat c.late-18th century, (Augusta Auctions), Victorian papier mache photo album inlaid with mother of pearl (charonsspoils on eBay), detail of moss crepe and chiffon floral gown by Ossie Clark & Celia Birtwell c.1970s
1940s inspired dress c.1970s by Jeff Banks, deep blue velvet Liberty cloak with Celtic embroidery and tassels c.1900, Thea Porter gown c.1970-1973 (from the collection of Baby Jane Holzer), '70s British Boutique movement '30s inspired dress by Bourgeouis (spotted here).
The erotically romantic 1970s photography of David Hamilton.