Inspiration Post: Period Beauty

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We all know Lolita is inspired by period fashions such as victorian and rococo. To be fair honest, one of the reasons i wear lolita myself is not just only because i find it amazingly pretty but because i can't wear a rococo dress on the subway. I've always been a hugh fan of period movies, and i tear a bit every time i see one of those amazing dresses, with million details and perfect fit, fantastic fabrics and huge hats. There were so many different types of dresses along the years that i just simply can not choose a favourite style. Lolita has a special love for beauty and elegant things, and what can one expect to feel when you see one of these dresses but love? These are all pieces of art in movement, sadly or not, times had change and it is almost impossible to wear one of these again, tho some ladies would like to recreate the magic of those eras in some local park, and we are lucky enough to see the recreations of some of the most lovely books written, with fantastic locations and even better dresses. I can confess that i would love to live in a Jane Austen novel or at Versailles,had tea with the queen or play the piano with Miss Dashwood, and i know lots of you ladies think alike.
So this is a mayor inspiration post based on the breathtaking beauty of period costume.
Enjoy

Elizabeth I Queen of England 1558-1603





Rococo
Marie Antoniette-Queen of France 1774-1793









Regency Era

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 1811
(one of my favourite books)



Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen 1813







Emma by Jane Austen 1815



Victorian Era

Queen Victoria of England 1837







Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 1847
(another great book)





Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853








of course there are more examples, but these are either some of my fave movies or books, if you haven't read them or saw them, you should, cause the histories are not only fabulous but the costume design is completely delightful and i can assure you you'll be stunned for days.

6 comments:

  1. I will diffidently search for this books and movies =) Thanks!!

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  2. Queen Elizabeth~ Remains one of my role models to this day. Lovely look at period fashion, too

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  3. Historical fashions are just amazing. I would love to be a re-enactor (there are a lot of groups for it in my area, for different periods), but I don't sew well enough to even begin.

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  4. Yes, I too am in LOVE with historical fashion, it makes me sad that Victorian clothing is not still popular today... ;)
    Great inspiration post!

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  5. @bryanna you should <3
    @xarousellian mine too, she was a great queen
    @fucusing the sens me too, even though i sew, the amount of fabric is huge so they are very exensive, but i cannot die without acually having one of these
    @julie coenobita indeed! it would be too hot to go on the subway like that, can you imagine?

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  6. If you have time, and find it with english or spanish subtitles, try to watch "Madame bovary". Some parts are boring but she wears a black dress that is GORGEOUS!

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