1920s Coat by Lucille, via The Chicago History Museum. Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, had founded the House of Lucile in London by 1894. Additional branches later opened in New York, Paris, and Chicago. Lucile was known for its use of exotic motifs and silhouettes. This coat from the Paris branch reflects the taste for chinoiserie in French fashions around 1923. Overcoat, circa 1923. Silk brocade, ribbon and velvet, fur.
This week the ladies hosting #OurGratefulHome want to see our #fallkitchen decor. I received this precious "Thankful" sign in the mail yesterday from @charlie.and.ella, so I had to use it right away. It ended up on my kitchen counter with my vintage scale, a couple of pumpkins, and my cotton stems from @paintedfox1, and I love it! Yay for happy mail!
This is Karen Azevedo with her French bonnets piece...absolutely exquisite. Karen was my "long arm" Linen Lady and had five beautiful pieces in the exhibit. She was another huge part of the exhibit and was there nearly 100% of the time teaching and talking to everyone. Couldn't have done it without her!