Category: Costume


More Please!

Don’t know much about her music, but she’s got everything else going!

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🙂 :: More Rihanna Here by Mert & Marcus: Image Aplified

Can’t We Find Something New?

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Personally, I am so over this whole Jules Verne thing…

a carousel costume, c. 1919

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Tilda Swinton as Marquesa Luisa Casati

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🙂 :: via Fashion’s Most Wanted

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Andreas Pavley, Anna Ludmila, and Serge Oukrainsky, c. 1920.
Pavley, Swirskaya, and Oukrainsky in Cleopatra
Ballet, Opera, European (1925)

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This image made me think of you

Blinging in the New Year!

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🙂 :: Designspiration

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Perfect for your New Year’s Soiree! or, doing laundry…

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Anna Pavlova, backstage as the Fairy Doll, London, 1923. Photo by James Abbe

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Brigitte Helm - Metropolis 1927

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Theda Bara 1917

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Katy Perry stars in the latest issue of Interview Magazine, channeling Elizabeth Taylor. ~ Photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Beautiful Day of the Dead Skulls by Huichol Artists

Beautiful beaded human skulls by Mexican Huichol Tribal Artisans. This and more were captured by Catherine Martin of Our Exquisite Corpse.

We have a beautiful 9″ beaded Jaguar head and I can attest to the gorgeous work, and their fragility – the artist use wax [in this case] as their medium which makes climate control necessary else the beads drop off. Tenuous beauty for sure.

🙂 :: via Laughing Squid

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Karsavina posing in costume for "Firebird"

Adolph Bolm and Thamara Karsavina in Firebird 1911 : E.O. Hoppé

Tink & Cha’s Playa Wedding

We’ve Done Did It!

What an amazing and unexpected experience.

 

To our fuchsia Bridesmaids, the entire Reno Housewives crew; Lauren; The Popcorn Palace for catering!; our attendants, and attendees:

Thank you! for sharing some very special and memorable moments with us. Lauren, as ever, you are superlative and I am so grateful to you for honoring us both by officiating our ceremony. You all are truly in our hearts for standing witness to our love and union of commitment – That’s the amazing part, and we both feel so honored by your support and love.

Credit: P Ricciardi

The unexpected aspect came from the new awareness that each of us now has of being married. We’ve been together for 7 years now, and we each didn’t expect that this type of ceremonious declaration would have much impact, but it has to a degree! The best way that I know to describe, is that there seems to be some unseen tendril of new intimacy that deepens the everyday connections. Like a quiet awareness. At least, that is how it feels to me anyway, and I’m sure Tink has his own take it, but there definitely is a subtle difference.

What a remarkable day! Preps were low-drama, but of course last-minute playa-time being what it is, we arrived at the appointed spot after our guests and loved-ones. One of the multitudes of items I had neglected to print off before leaving town was our ceremony and vows, which Lauren had conscientiously sent to me for edits, so I had to handwrite transcribe them from my laptop so she could officiate. Lauren, extra big kudos for schlogging through my handwriting!

Credit: P Ricciardi

Credit: P Ricciardi

Credit: P Ricciardi

Credit: P Ricciardi

Afterwards, our lovely bridesmaids crew through us a great reception soirée back at our camp featuring amazing friends; Paella, and Champagne, and lovely hugs.

Tink and I had a wonderful day! Made even more special because of each of you. Blessings to you all of you come from a very special place in our hearts.

Credit: P Ricciardi

Next up! We are off to be legally married in Washington DC later this month [Yikes, just in a couple of weeks!]. We’ve engaged with Tiffany Newman to officiate for us while we’re there, NOT that it will be recognized here in Nevada anytime soon, but hey, look how far equality has come thus far! Every raindrop feeds the ocean, right?

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Our friends have been sending more photos, so as they come in, I will add them to an album I’ll host somewhere. More than likely, I’ll post a link in the side-column for easy access. They’re great, as they keep the remembrances of these very special days ongoing.

Love and Blessings!!

From Mr & Mr Two Old Fairies

Ona Munson in “The Shanghai Gesture” 1941

🙂 :: Vintage Gal

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Playa Essentials – Sunscreen & shade:

 

 

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Don’t forget shelter:

Tent wear

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carriage wear

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Playa cultural costumerie old & new

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Claudette Colbert

 

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Mae West 1930

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Peter Hujar: The Moroccan Bride, 1987

🙂 :: The Peter Hujar Archive

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Feels Like Bling

Today feels ornamental, so to honor it here is a sampling of eyeball treasure:

Kate Moss by Annie Leibovitz - Paris, 1999

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Project Update: Managed to get beyond the paralysis of Saturday with the wedding coats, and managed to get one shell fully constructed as of last night. Took a long time! and I did triple, quadruple checks on myself before making every cut into the silk. Methinks I gave myself a good ol tension headache just by clenching my teef so hard!

Interesting process though, it’s my first foray into tailoring and I find it rather fascinating as well as a challenge. Good thing I have a fantastic mentor to help guide me along, otherwise I don’t think I’d have any hair left. It was she who convinced me to take an ordinary men’s suit jacket as the base for my concept, and has helped me visualize process.

One more outer shell, and then we tackle the Lining process!

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Anna Pavlova as “Dragonfly” 1911

🙂 :: Anna Pavlova