Monday, February 28, 2011
Portia in A Merchant Of Venice
I hope you all enjoy.
And don't forget to check out the amazing Shakespeare giveaways that she has at the Erratic Muse
How exciting is that?!??!!
It is always thrilling to find other people who are just as enthused about the bard as oneself!!
I have been reading Shakespeare since I can first remember. By the time I was 16 I had read all of his plays. I am still savoring his sonnets. I constantly go back and reread his plays and watch as many of the movies as I can.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
As I mentioned yesterday I deep cleaned my room. That included sorting through all of my clothing and deciding what to keep and what needed to go because it was too big, too small, or just not worn. Now the problem is my desire to turn any garment that I do not wear or like into something I will wear and like. That is optimistic me coming out. I am positive that I can turn anything into something cute. Well, almost anything, I do throw out old t-shirts. Anyhow, now I have a small tub in my closet of skirts that are too small but still have cute material, and shirts that were too big or just not quite right. I shall dive into that tub every few months and sort through it trying to rationalize why I still have it all. Some of it goes, a few articles stay and every once and a while I actually do alter a garment into something I like.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I made it out of two yards of light pink felt. I just cut a large circle out, then cut out a circle at the waist and added the waist band with a zipper. I added a poodle with a sequined leash and a few music notes spiraling up the side. Worn with a sequined belt, a sweater top and crinoline it made the perfect outfit. All that I was lacking was a pair of saddle shoes and catseye glasses.
In 1963, Dessés retired to Greece where he ran a small boutique. Jean Dessés passed away in Athens in 1970.
In 2006 Jennifer Lopaz wore this Jean Desses green chiffon gown to the Oscars
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I know that I do. I would be content with just about any other century, just not the 21st.
Then I consider my station in life and realize that if I were in a different century I would probably be in the poor working class. But I think I would be okay with that. I mean that is where I am now. However, the working class several hundred years ago wouldn't have had the sewing options available today. Also, centuries ago you lived in the period you were in and wearing clothing from a hundred years before was just plain weird. Well, at least wearing it for daily wear, they did have costume balls. Now, daily dressing vintage can be cool and interesting. So I suppose living in the 21st century isn't so terrible.
That doesn't mean I wouldn't like to time-travel :-D