April 30, 2012

Vintage

vintage |ˈvintij|nounthe year or place in which wine, esp. wine of high quality, was produced.• a wine of high quality made from the crop of a single identified district in a good year.• poetic/literary wine.• the harvesting of grapes for winemaking.• the grapes or wine produced in a particular season.• the time that something of quality was produced rifles of various sizes and vintages.adjectiveof, relating to, or denoting wine of high quality vintage claret.• denoting something of high quality, esp. something from the past or characteristic of the best period of a person's work a vintage Sherlock Holmes adventure.ORIGIN late Middle English : alteration (influenced by vintner ) of earlier vendage, from Old French vendange, from Latinvindemia (from vinum ‘wine’ demere‘remove’ ).Super elegancé "Chambord" House of Dior F/W 1954/55. As a suggestion, zoom it and you'll se the amazing details.
"Compiègne" House of Dior FW 54/55:
"Scarlatti" House of Dior S/S 1950:
"Venus" House of Dior FW 1949/50:
 "Swan" Charles James 1953:
 Dress (Sundress) Carolyn Schnurer from the 50-60's:
 Dress, Evening Attributed to House of Dior 1951:
 Dress, Evening Cristobal Balenciaga 1959:
 Dress, Evening Halston 1978:
 Dress, Evening House of Balenciaga 1951. So amazing, isn't it?
 Dress, Evening House of Dior SS 1958:
 Dress, Evening Madame Grès (Alix Barton) FW '79-80:
 Dress, Evening Madame Grès (Alix Barton) 1979:
 Dress, Evening Mainbocher 1950. I think the fabriqué is the same as what they use in Sari.
 House of Balenciaga 1945:
House of Chanel 1957:
 House of Givenchy FW 68/69:
 Jean Dessès 1965:
 Madame Grès 1937:
 Madame Grès 1958:
 Madeleine Vionnet 1936

Courtesy of metmuseum.org

April 29, 2012

Mousseline

mousseline |ˌmoōsəˈlēn; -ˈslēn|nouna fine, semiopaque fabric similar to muslin, typically made of silk, wool, or cotton.
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from French.Well-favored Nina Ricci's mousseline:

 Mousseline fabric used by Orcar de la Renta:


 Abed Mahfouz:
 Christophe Josse:

 Dilek Hanif Grecian godes inspired mousseline gown:
 Donna Karan mousseline; the detail is really breathtaking.
 Mousseline gowns by Elie Saab:

 Adorable mousseline gowns by Giambattista Valli:



 J. Mendel:


Credits to vogue.it

April 28, 2012

Pencil Skirt

pencil |ˈpensəl|nouna skirt with the shape of a pencil.ORIGIN Middle English (denoting a fine paintbrush): from Old French pincel, from a diminutive of Latin peniculus ‘brush,’diminutive of penis ‘tail.’ The verb was originally (early 16th cent.) in the sense [paint with a fine brush.]

L'Wren Scott Tailored Woolblend Pencil Skirt

Yellow wool-blend. Cutout back hem, fully lined. Zip and hook fastening at back. 80% wool, 20% polyester; lining: 86% nylon, 14% elastane. Dry clean.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ellsworth Draped Taffeta Pencil Skirt

Neon-coral taffeta. Asymmetric draping at side, fully lined. Exposed zip fastening at side. 100% polyester. Dry clean.

Mason by Micelle Mason Leather and Ponte Pencil Skirt

Ivory leather. Black ponte side panels, elasticated waist, partially lined. Exposed zip fastening at back. Fabric1: 100% leather (Lamb); fabric2: 62% rayon, 30% nylon, 8% spandex; lining: 100% polyamide. Specialist clean.

McQ by Alexander McQueen Printed Stretch-cotton Pencil Skirt

Pale-pink and black leopard and houndstooth-print stretch-cotton. Belt loops, hook-fastening belt, buttoned front pockets, back vent, fully lined. Zip fastening at back. 98% cotton, 2% elastane; lining: 80% cupro, 20% elastane. Dry clean.

Oscar de la Renta Knitted Silk Pencil Skirt

Marled multicolored mid-weight knitted silk. Contrast crocheted trims. Concealed hook and zip fastening at side. 100% silk. Dry clean.

Ralph Lauren Black Label Stretch-knit Silk-blend Pencil Skirt

Aqua stretch-knit silk-blend. Side slit. Pulls on. 95% silk, 4% nylon, 1% elastane. Dry clean.

Roland Mouret Fine Plissécrepe Pencil Skirt

Arctic-blue fine plissé-crepe. Beige cotton-blend underlayer, inverted pintucks, back vent, taupe satin trims. Exposed zip fastening through back. Fabric1: 100% nylon; fabric2: 50% cotton, 50% viscose. Specialist clean.

Vionnet Color-block Stretch-crepe Pencil Skirt

Multicolored stretch-crepe. Vent at back hem, fully lined. Exposed zip and hook fastening at back. Fabric1: 97% rayon, 3% spandex; fabric2: 78% cotton, 17% nylon, 5% spandex; lining: 100% cupro. Dry clean.

Alexander McQueen Zip-front Bouclé-tweed Pencil Skirt

Alexander McQueen pencil skirt: white and black-flecked bouclé-tweed, patent leather-trimmed zips at front, fully lined. Concealed zip fastening at back.

DVF Ruthanne Stretch-crepe Pencil Skirt

Coral stretch-crepe. Paneled, ridged seams, zip-fastening back vent. Zip and hook fastenings along back. 85% viscose, 9% polyamide, 6% elastane. Dry clean.

Donna Karan New York Stretch-jersey Pencil Skirt

Red stretch-jerseyDraped pleating, fully

Elizabeth and James Leopard-print Faux Fur Pencil Skirt

Elizabeth and James pencil skirt: leopard-print faux fur, black leather waistband, vent, fully lined. Exposed zip fastening along back.

Giambattista Valli Cotton and Silk-blend Pencil Skirt

Ivory cotton and silk-blend. Gosgrain waistband, vent at back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastenings along back. 50% cotton, 50% silk; trim: 100% silk; lining: 50% cotton, 50% viscose. Dry clean.
 Images from lyst.com, net-a-porter.com