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04

Aug

The Emperor’s ‘Coffee House’ at the Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg (build in 1826)

The Emperor’s ‘Coffee House’ at the Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg (build in 1826)

02

Aug

Portrait of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova, in the Drawing Room of the Cottage Palace (1830) painted by Briullov
… the last Empress of Russia …

Portrait of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova, in the Drawing Room of the Cottage Palace (1830) painted by Briullov

… the last Empress of Russia …

01

Aug

This was taken from the Peter and Paul Fortress … across the canal is the Winter Palace, the old home of the Emperor of Russia <3
I can’t believe it has been two years since I was in Saint Petersburg - I miss that city :’(

This was taken from the Peter and Paul Fortress … across the canal is the Winter Palace, the old home of the Emperor of Russia <3

I can’t believe it has been two years since I was in Saint Petersburg - I miss that city :’(

10

Jul

Pride and Prejudice &lt;3

Pride and Prejudice <3

09

Jul

Welcome back to Sydney Gaga&#160;!!!

Welcome back to Sydney Gaga !!!

14

Jun

‘Le Petit Communiste Christophe’ by Pierre and Gilles (1990)

‘Le Petit Communiste Christophe’ by Pierre and Gilles (1990)

13

Jun

creamytitbits said: Hello dear,

Love your blog! I must ask, what is your favourite period from fashion history (up to the 1890s?)
I love the late 1840s Western European women's dress, I find them so haunting. :s

again, awesome blog!

I have a few favourite periods.

I love 1830’s fashion, along with that I also love 1770’s. Both periods are very different from each other, but I love the grandeur and decadence of the French court of 1770’s and the elegant craftsmanship of the 1830’s, especially in the Imperial Russian Court.

1770's style

1930s Men's clothing

Imperial Russian Apparel

Painting &#8220;Cornflowers&#8221;, 1976, by Russian artist Sergei Osipov.

Painting “Cornflowers”, 1976, by Russian artist Sergei Osipov.

I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
Marie Antoinette

12

Jun

The queen&#8217;s hand rests on a globe below the crown of England, her fingers covering the Americas, indicating England&#8217;s dominion of the seas and plans for imperialist expansion in the New World. The Queen is flanked by two columns behind, probably a reference to the famous crest of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, Philip&#8217;s father, which represented the pillars of Hercules.

The queen’s hand rests on a globe below the crown of England, her fingers covering the Americas, indicating England’s dominion of the seas and plans for imperialist expansion in the New World.

The Queen is flanked by two columns behind, probably a reference to the famous crest of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, Philip’s father, which represented the pillars of Hercules.

11

Jun

"Cafe in Gurzuf" by Alexander Samokhvalov (1894-1971)

"Cafe in Gurzuf" by Alexander Samokhvalov (1894-1971)

Leon Bakst design for the costume of Carabosse in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

Leon Bakst design for the costume of Carabosse in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

17

May