1. The stripe-themed post was somewhat delayed by a particularly virulent strain of bubonic plague and/or head cold that I picked up as of late. But I present it to you now in all it’s glory, if somewhat lacking in academic profundity as that requires braining and you know, words. I apologize ahead of time for any fever-induced tangents or lack of coherence.
So to begin…
If I ever figure out how to sew and make a Renaissance-era costume it will be this one. The stripes just make it so much fun than the average Renaissance dress.
Painting by Paolo Veronese and dates to the 1560s. 

    The stripe-themed post was somewhat delayed by a particularly virulent strain of bubonic plague and/or head cold that I picked up as of late. But I present it to you now in all it’s glory, if somewhat lacking in academic profundity as that requires braining and you know, words. I apologize ahead of time for any fever-induced tangents or lack of coherence.

    So to begin…

    If I ever figure out how to sew and make a Renaissance-era costume it will be this one. The stripes just make it so much fun than the average Renaissance dress.

    Painting by Paolo Veronese and dates to the 1560s. 

  2. Famed Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry donned a gorgeous beetle wing dress as Lady Macbeth in 1888.
Painting by John Singer Sargent.
ETA: ornamentedbeing let me know that the National Trust is currently trying to raise money to preserve the actual dress being worn in this painting. I’m unfortunately an ocean and half a continent away from the UK, but here’s the information for anyone who might be able to attend and help save this awesome dress.
 The National Trust needs now to raise a further £30,000 to ensure  the dress’s conservation and presentation to the public. Along with the  London Beach Hotel in Tenterden, Kent, the Trust have organised a  Dinner Dance on Friday 25 February, from 7pm at the London Beach Hotel.  Tickets cost £30 per person with a minimum of £25 going directly to the  conservation appeal. The evening, comprising a three course evening meal  and dancing to a live band will be a fantastic occasion. Places are  booking fast so reserve  your tickets by calling the National Trust at  Smallhythe Place on 01580 762334

    Famed Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry donned a gorgeous beetle wing dress as Lady Macbeth in 1888.

    Painting by John Singer Sargent.

    ETA: ornamentedbeing let me know that the National Trust is currently trying to raise money to preserve the actual dress being worn in this painting. I’m unfortunately an ocean and half a continent away from the UK, but here’s the information for anyone who might be able to attend and help save this awesome dress.

    The National Trust needs now to raise a further £30,000 to ensure the dress’s conservation and presentation to the public. Along with the London Beach Hotel in Tenterden, Kent, the Trust have organised a Dinner Dance on Friday 25 February, from 7pm at the London Beach Hotel. Tickets cost £30 per person with a minimum of £25 going directly to the conservation appeal. The evening, comprising a three course evening meal and dancing to a live band will be a fantastic occasion. Places are booking fast so reserve  your tickets by calling the National Trust at Smallhythe Place on 01580 762334