It’s still light out but I want to go to bed because I’m fucking exhausted
"Jill I can’t imagine you going clubbing"
NEITHER CAN I TBH AND YET THOSE ARE MY PLANS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
Joan Blondell and James Cagney in Blonde Crazy (Roy Del Ruth, 1931)
"1800 Doll" from the Gratitude Train
The doll by Raphaël represents the Merveilleuse style of the early 19th century. The Merveilleuse were the female counterpoint to the Incroyables, royalist sympathizers noted for their exaggerated style à la Grecque and anti-revolutionary ideals. Thérésa Tallien was at the forefront of this movement, becoming a fashion leader, along with Josephine de Beauharnais, of the French Directory. Tallien’s personal style was the model for the age. She famously arrived at the Paris Opera once wearing a sleeveless silk dress with no underwear. Though the masses did not adopt the extremity of Madame Tallien’s style, the paper-thin gowns with flesh-colored knitted undergarments were surely in imitation of her daring.
"1779 Doll" from the Gratitude Train
Moreau le Jeune’s painting “Le Rendez-vous” was the inspiration for the 1779 doll. Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814) was a French illustrator and engraver best known for his illustrations recording fashionable dress and interiors in the “Monument de costume physique et morale” published by L.F. Prault in 1776-1783. The original etching and engraving is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893
Illustrations from “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall that was published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.
At first I thought this was some “fashion of witches and wizards through the ages” type thing but nah everyone is supposed to dress like this. I wish everyone dressed like this.
Samoyed pup and orange kitten- best friends!
I used to be like “I wonder what would happen if I set this thing on fire” and since then I’ve learned that more often than not the answer is “it’ll be on fire”