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25th June 2021

☀️🌬️ HELLO DEARS! IT’S NICE WEATHER. SUITABLE FOR LAUNDRY.

Jean a drawing a day

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Washing out next door

Pencil and watercolour

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Born May 22~ Lorraine Fox

🎈 SO TRUE DARLINGS, SOMETIMES I LOVE RED COLOUR FOR SOME DRESSES.

The Misty Miss Christy

Lorraine Fox (May 22, 1922-1976) was an artist whose work included illustrating magazines, book covers, and advertisements. She was inducted into the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame in 1979.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorraine_Fox

Red Girl Illustration by Lorraine Fox
c.1966 / Mixed Media on Board / 28″x18″ / Private collection

Lorraine Fox on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lorraine-fox/

Further reading:
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/lorraine-fox
https://societyillustrators.org/award-winners/lorraine-fox/
https://www.brwnpaperbag.com/2017/03/16/tbt-lorraine-fox/

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Au balcon

🌈 WELL SUGARS, MAYBE IT’S TIME TO SHOW SOME CLOTHES ON A BALCONY. MERVEILLEUX DESSIN !

Désert Occidental

~

&

leste elle s’offrait

à toutes les surfaces

aux rêches comme aux tendres

et au bois comme à l’air

Tandis qu’elle faisait courbe

dans ses couleurs de jour

tandis qu’elle faisait danse

dans ses couleurs d’amour.

~

Caroline D.

~

~

Haut perchoir

Le vertige, accrochée à la rampe

Tenir

l’habit, l’enveloppe

décrivant l’extérieur d’une courbe

Figée dans l’impatience.

~

Approchez!

Dehors, elle prend un air ambiant.

La retient de pleurer

Renifle

Tourmente le silence

d’un regard qui plonge.

~

°} mirliton {°

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Shocking life of Elsa Schiaparelli

🦞HELLO BEAUTIES! THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO THE MAGNIFICENT AND SPLENDID CREATIONS BY ELSA SCHIAPARELLI. ENJOY !

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There are many extraordinary designers that we look back upon with great admiration. And then there is Elsa Schiaparelli. I am not sure where or when have I first heard of Elsa Schiaparelli. Still, there is a vague picture in my head of sitting on the floor of my teen room whilst going through the pages of a freshly printed fashion magazine and spotting her lobster dinner dress next to the lobster telephone made by Salvador Dalí. I thought it was witty and peculiar. As I later found out, so was her entire life work.
To describe Schiaparelli’s work with only those two words ‘witty’ and ‘peculiar’ would be a misconception at best and dishonour at worst. She was a practical designer that favoured severe tailoring and relentlessly indulged in colour and ornaments, but most importantly, she was the supreme artist-designer and a fierce collaborator. There are many artists who…

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How I use a book from WWII and New York fabric scraps to create one-of-a-kind lingerie.

👵🏻 HI SISTERS! TODAY WE HAVE A HAPPY CASE. WHEN A GRANNY PROMOTES AN ARTIST

Claire's Closet

When I was 13 I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer (my parents disputed, and wanted me to go into Science). So my grandmother gifted me a booklet of notes from a tailoring class she had done in the 60s, a book, and an expandable mannequin. Thanks to Grannie, 27 years later, I’m a New York based Costume designer!

Black & white pictures of vintage lingerie. From “Everyday fashions of the thirties” as pictured in Sears catalog (Dover)

The Fabric

Most of the fabrics that I use for tap pants and camisoles (a.k.a. kinickers) are left over gems from New York theatre shows. Either:

  • there wasn’t enough for an entire costume and so it was gifted to the costume shop employees
  • or I was designing a show and had tiny pieces of fabric that were too small for anything but knickers.

I choose to pass on the savings…

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The Best Linen And Cambric For Her Underclothing

👰🏼 HELLO DEARS, IT’S TIME FOR A GREAT PASTEL WORK AND A NICE WEDDING STORY.

Odd Bits About Books

Middlemarch by George Eliot (or rather by Mary Ann Evans writing under that pseudonym) was published in 1871/2 and is about the lives of characters in a fictional English Midlands town. There’s a lot of focus on marriage, family, courtship, hypocrisy and disgrace, and it’s generally considered her best work, but today I’m just going to talk about knickers.

Rosamond Vincy is a young woman who is well educated and stunningly beautiful, but is ambitious and therefore certainly not the heroine of our tale. She can also be described as vain and shallow, far more interested in social niceties and improving her standard of living than actual emotions.

She decides that she is going to marry the handsome town doctor – and he falls in love with her, of course, and proposes.

But there’s a problem – despite his initial agreement, Rosamond’s father decides to revoke his consent to the…

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Art Illustrations

👁️🌵💋 🌅 HI LOVELIES, ANUSHA’S ART IS SO GENUINE AND SO FUNNY TOO. IT’S SUMMERTIME.

Anusha Govindaraj

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Two weavings

🧵🧷🧶 HELLO DARLINGS! I CLAIM WEAVING IN THE MUSEUMS

theresa mARTin

4″ x 7″ small weaving on felt

3″ x 7″ small weaving on felt

“What are you up to today?” friends often ask.  I usually respond “not much”, or “nothing new” or “groundhog day”.  For some odd reason, it feels like nothing. But it’s the tick tick tick of moments, a stitch by stitch process, a needle by needle momentum.  This small purple piece was begun as my mother was dying. It was a tick, tick, of a heart. It was finished after she died. After her last tick. Tick. Tick. Time. Passing. Passing. Gone.

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Human Narratives

👁️ HI SUGARS! TODAY I REPEAT WHAT THE AUTHOR SAID: “TO THE NAKED EYE THE EXPERIENCE IS DIFFERENT”. WONDERFUL ODDITY.

Creative Art Process Blog

This evening I had the wonderful opportunity to work with artist Lucy MacLeod as part of a workshop with For Enjoyment CIC around drawing or depicting human narratives.

We were to pick a narrative from some old vintage photos. Initially we were to choose from a local museum collection (which I will come back to) but I felt deeply inspired by it being Election Day and a repetition of times past. So digitally I pulled together some vintage photos and digitally overlaid them. I was working with the theme of what it is to be female (inclusively) in society. The expectations placed upon us, the things that signal the characteristics of the socially constructed gender norms. I picked teenagers in between womanhood and childhood, motherhood, the working women from a telephone exchange, women wearing face masks (synonymous of current times), an contrasted with women identified within extremes, the non conformist…

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Simplicity 8231: Mississippi Avenue Dress in Yellow Chambray

🤷 WELL SISTERS, TODAY THIS DRESS DON’T NEED EXPLANATION. YOU CAN LOVE IT OR HATE IT.

Adventures of Sweet Monday

Simplicity 8231 is a pattern in collaboration with Sew House Seven. It’s also called the Mississippi Avenue Dress. It is described as an elastic waist dress which features a V-neckline with the option of over-the-knee or midi lengths as well as a cap sleeve or sleeveless with shoulder ties.

I made the sleeveless dress with the shoulder ties. It was the perfect addition to my April sundress theme. I was planning to use a rayon type of fabric which is a little more flowy but instead decided on a chambray fabric. I’m really glad I made that decision because it turned out great! It’s a yellowish gold chambray that I purchased in 2016 from Fabric.com. I finally found the perfect project for it. Fabric hoarders unite!

I enjoyed the construction of this dress. It came together so smoothly. I was actually in shock at how easy it was to put…

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