Thursday, February 24, 2011
Spring is near, we all yearn for it I think. This week I have two new gowns out, one Victorian and one Edwardian, both perfect for waltzing. The musical choice, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers. This is such a quintessential piece of Victorian music. As a waltz it is a lushly uplifting piece of music, and it is often lost in the winter I think, since most folks think of Christmas with the Nutcracker ballet. So imagine if you will, waltzing on the Landing, spring flowers all around, and the face of a handsome partner smiling down at you as you glide in his arms. Of course there is nothing more beautiful than a flowing gown that compliments the wearer! To that end, may I introduce Rosetta, an 1898 House of Worth gown.
Made of printed silk, lace shoulder puffs, and a bell shaped skirt, this gown is a glorious ode to spring time. Period undergarments are included.
Next, for a woman who enjoys being the very center of attention, I present you Coraline, a 1905 Doucet ballgown.
Coraline is not for the faint of heart. This is a gown that is bright of color and striking in person. I have chosen to wear it with black accessories, but you could also use white.
Both gowns are made for evening entertainments, and both gowns come with undergarments.
I hope you'll stop by soon, or look for the gowns on Marketplace. They are lovely additions to any woman's spring wardrobe.