DIY Inspiration: Asylum Hat from Couture Millinery Atelier here. Of course you can’t exactly recreate this masterpiece from the Sanctum Collection, but I love the concept of a cage. Also, the maker of this gorgeous hat found peace and serenity in her own asylum. *I follow hundreds of blogs and for hats? This is hands down the most beautiful couture blog.
Olga Sherer in Dior by Patrick Demarchelier.
Blue Silk Satin, Steel Busk, Bone
This corset is a vivid reminder of the painting, “Nana,” by Edouard Manet (1832–1883). The center-front busk and bones mold the curve from the waist to the abdomen, while neatly arranging the lower abdomen, as well. Women used corsets in an effort to get closer to an ideal physical form of the time; until the beginning of the 20th century, their waists were tightened by the corset. With the development of modern technology, people applied their creative originality and corsets by new devices were born. In particular, the invention of eyelet in 1828 allowed great improvements in the tightening of the waist on a corset.-Kyoto Costume Institute
Dennis Basso S/S 2013 RTW
blue footed booby
(photo via animal planet)