Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Painting: Girl with Roses

She has quite an angelic face with very strong eyebrows and small rosebud lips. Lovely dress as well.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Letter: John Keats to Fanny Brawne

March 1820

Sweetest Fanny,

You fear, sometimes, I do not love you so much as you wish? My dear Girl I love you ever and ever and without reserve. The more I have known you the more have I lov'd. In every way - even my jealousies have been agonies of Love, in the hottest fit I ever had I would have died for you. I have vex'd you too much. But for Love! Can I help it? You are always new. The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest. When you pass'd my window at home yesterday, I was fill'd with as much admiration as if I had then seen you for the first time.

Your affectionate
J. Keats.


The Blue Lady with the Parasol

It is a bit steampunk and petticoat at the same time. I love the pearls, the hat and the parasol. The dark lipstick is just perfect and the dress has great detailing.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gothic Burlesque Angel

I really like burlesque when done right. I find it incredibly sexy without being slutty. This is a great example of a classy burlesque lady.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A cup of tea for the lady

Great hat. I'd love to go out dressed like this. The ensemble has a very vintage feel to it.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Angelic Steampunk

Steampunk is often very dark and gothic but I love colour so not a big fan of that. I much prefer something like this. Very steampunk angel princess.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Painting: Regency Goodbye

A great portrait of life in Regency England. I adore her hat and coat. There is an expression of sadness in her face. The gentleman is clearly a dandy. Perhaps his courtship is unwanted?


Fabulous steampunk lady

This steampunk lady is fierce and fabulous! Just love the hat and jacket/blouse. A very classy look.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Doesn't this look comfy? I don't even have a garden, but if I did, I'd want one of these. I'd have a nap in it on a spring afternoon or lounge in there with a book. The peacock is a beautiful touch.


Pink Passions

I love vibrant colours like red, purple or hot pink. These are good examples of that and make me eager for spring.






Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Shall I put the kettle on?

I stumbled upon a gorgeous kettle the other day which inspired me to find more unique kettles. This collection spans several centuries and consists of kettles from different countries.

 French



 Egyptian






 Dutch

 Asian





 



Georgian Steampunk

I didn't even know Georgian steampunk existed but it looks fabulous!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Painting: Snow in April

Oh Spring, where art thou?

We had snow today. I don't think I've ever experienced snow in April before. This long, endless winter saddens me. It has lost all its charm. I long to hear birdsong.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Royal Blue jacket 1895 - 1905

 The outside of the coat is decorated with black cotton passementerie braid at the front lapels, around the collar edge, down center front, around the hem to the back. Center back has a large motif as well as do the lower edges of sleeve hems. There are two hand finished button holes 1 1/4" wide with a set of four mother of pearl buttons that close the double breast.

This is a work of art! I would get it in red as well. Can't you just picture it in red?

 

My favourite steampunk bolero

I would LOVE to own this. If it wasn't so bloody expensive. A few hundred dollars on etsy. I think not.


Painting: dark brooding hero

The words dark, tall and handsome come to mind. Get me some of that! It reminds me of Dorian Grey or some tortured Byronic hero.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Crazy Baroque Shoes

I love historical shoes and many modern designers seem fascinated by it too, especially the baroque period. They each seem to have their own way of incorporating it into their designs.






Airships

This is the first time I'm actually posting pictures of the airships that inspired the title of my blog. They're all fabulous, but the one that looks like a bee most of all.