Robe à la what?
Have you ever wondered what all the 18th century dress names mean? You know, names like Robe à la Française, Robe à l'Anglaise or Robe à la Polonaise? To try to clarify all of these terms, I have prepared a short and not at all exhaustive illustrated lexicon to help you understand what these names refer too. P.S. This has been a long time in the making! Robe Volante Robe Volante, 1720's, Kyoto Costume Institute Also known as sacque gown, robe battante, innocente, négligé or a flying gown…
stem_the_tide | ooc: i like a man in uniform. or, deconstructing james norrington
I imagine this is similiar to what Bram looked like in his younger, idealistic days. Commodore James Norrington, played by Jack Davenport. (Personally, I think Elizabeth made the wrong choice.)
Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and History: A Dialogue," December 7, 1992–March 21, 1993.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Ceaseless Century," September 9, 1998–November 29, 1998
The Devil’s Ordinary | Markman Ellis
A new Starbucks is being fitted out across the road. The windows of the half-completed shell have been covered in giant posters that, in letters nearly a foot high, promise what might be expected from this Starbucks experience: “taste,” “comfort,” and “relax”—all coming soon. In many places, these benefits have already arrived, for, as is universally acknowledged, Starbucks is everywhere. From the first outlet in Seattle in 1971, there are now more than 4,500, distributed all over the…