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Patch NYC is a fantastic company started by designers Don Carney and John Ross in 1997. The company which originated as a hat company has grown into scarves, jewelry, home decor, and fashion accessories.
Double mixed Fabric Scarf
Paris Lock Pin
Clovers & Shamrocks Necklace
Posted in Fashions of the Past, tagged 1800s, altering images, ball gowns, chemise, corsets, crinoline, empire dress, etsy, Fashions of the Past, hats, hoop skirt, medical problems, mourning gowns, ohne titel, pantalettes, petticoat, pride and prejudice, puffy sleeves on July 29, 2011| 4 Comments »
Pantalettes were the undermost garment women wore. The length of the pantalette reached passed the knee (as you see on the child in the left photo). Often decorated with tucks and flounces, they were made of silk or linen.
Next, comes the infamous corset. A lady would put the corset over the chemise. The corset was designed to give shape to the hips and waist and lift the bust area with support, but history shows many used it for other reasons.
Entering the scene in the 1800’s, the corset seemed to be the answer to achieving the perfect body. Women had ribs surgically removed that kept them from coresting themselves into a smaller waist. The removal of the lower ribs resulted in dislocating the kidneys, liver and other organs, as well as causing other medical problems.
The crinoline or hoop skirt was popular in the 1800s. Some made with thin steel wire, would support the skirt.
Left: 1858 Round Cage Crinoline. Right: 1865 Elliptical Cage Crinoline.
Garment on sale at Etsy.com, circa 1894 antique jacket with the puffy sleeves at the shoulders; something that became a big trend at the time.
There was a proper dress code when it came to mourning apparel. In order to pay respects to a deceased one and their family, a lady would get out her black crepe dress. This period could last twelve to eighteen months. As the period continued on the individual could wear black silk, granadine and other, materials.
Posted in Kate Middleton, tagged canada, canada day, catherine duchess of cambridge, catherine walker, erdem, fashion, hats, issa, kate middleton, l.k. bennett, lock and co, manolo blahnik, maple leaf brooch, mulberry, prince william, princess diana, princess elizabeth, queen elizabeth, reiss, roland mouret, royal tour, smythe, sylvia fletcher on July 4, 2011| Leave a Comment »
What’s the most important part of Kate’s and William’s trip to Canada and beyond? Her clothes obviously. Here’s a rundown of the gorgeous threads the Princess has graced us with thus far.
Posted in The Royals, tagged bcbg max azria, bleu rod beattie, catherine duchess of cambridge, david lim, designers ideas for kate and william, fashion, goorin bros, gregory parkinson, hats, jenni kayne, juan carlos obando, kate middleton, kevan hall, o'neill, oliver peoples, prince william, rachel zoe, seven for all mankind, shoes, sunglasses, swimwear, tarina tarantino, the royals, trina turk, u.s. tour, vans on July 3, 2011| Leave a Comment »
The Prince and Princess arrive on July 8 and while they always impress, designers have their opinions of what they want to see Kate and William in. Take a look at the sketches…
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