i got a book at the library….women’s wear of the 1920’s: with complete patterns.

i love the gallery/entry hall and the suspended lower kitchen cabinets!

wood engravings of beauty.

February 27, 2010

this is from the cover of jane eyre by charlotte bronte, with wood engravings by fritz eichenberg, new york: random house c.1943.

theatre de la mode.

February 26, 2010

this is from the theatre de la mode. theatre de la mode means ‘theater of fashion’. these 1/3 scale mannequins went on a tour of the world starting in 1946. they were designed by fashion designers, sculptors and set designers in paris in an effort to maintain the city’s reign as fashion capitol post ww2. these mannequins are on permanent exhibit out in eastern washington at the maryhill museum in goldendale.

pretty.pastel.ladies

February 24, 2010

i found this lovely illustration in a recently acquired neat, old book.
if i wanted to get a tattoo, this would be a neat one.