Isn't this lovely! It looks like hair pieces for paper dolls, but I've been told they are images on the latest trends in hair for the time, 1815. I guess images so your maid could imitate the fashion when dressing your hair. I just love the little sprig of greenery curved over the bun in the middle one. Very chic!
I was just playing with google for a little bit trying to find more pretty pictures of the various Great Expectation that have been released in the last ten years. And slowly a pattern started emerging of amazing hair do's in the various movies. They really are wondrous things so I have to place a list of my favorites here for posterity.
Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham in BBC version of Great Expectations, why did no one tell me about this!?!?!
I had no idea this was happening!!! Evidently BBC is making a rendition of Great Expectations with Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. And just look at her in the costume! Doesn't she look AMAZING!!! I just recently caught the Great Expectations with Helena Bonham Carter on Netflix. That one was lovely, but this one looks fantastic as well. And really... you just can't have too many Miss Havisham's. I think it is so funny how her character has progressed though the years from a withered old woman to almost a sexy ghost. But, seriously that dress is to DIE for! If I had any extra time this year it would all be put to making this my Halloween costume.
Ooooooo someone outside my window is playing Moon Glow by Benny Goodman. It's sort of giving me a creepy warm happy feeling like a mix between a scene in Rear Window, and The Shining. Now I'm expecting some sort of spooky thing to happen, while lounging around in an amazing 1950 cocktail dress with a martini in my hand. This is looking to be a promising evening.
I have completely fallen in love with this image! First of all it's gorgeous, but second of all it reminds me of everything thing that is amazing about Japanese Ghost stories. They are the only type of stories that really stick with me over time. A few of them still to this day spook me out, and I heard them YEARS ago. I have to admit when I walk to my car alone at night the horrible thought of "She Bear" creeps in, and I quicken my pace.
I have always be enamored with the look of antique scientific equipment as home decor. My Dad was a Neurosurgeon, and most of my young life was spent at his office or the hospital visiting his patients with him. So it probably comes from that. I just love the juxtaposition of these antique flasks with the lovely delicate little flowers and vines growing out of them. I would just LOVE to have a room in my house decorated around this theme.
I am pretty sure I just fell in love with this armored dress. Look at the detail isn't it AMAZING! The fluted collar is probably my favorite part. But the detailing on the under skirt intimating Shantung silk is stunning as well. I studied metal smithing for several years. So the amount of work that I know went into it makes my arms ache just looking at it. Of course I can't find any information about it other than just the picture. So feel free to post in the comment section if you know anything about it. It looks like a Spanish garment, but the armor around it looks British or possibly French. I'm hoping that it doesn't turn out that it was some sort of horrible torture devise. That would make me very sad. So I will stay positive and think of it as some sort of fanciful amazing piece of craftsmanship from a wondrous bygone era.
I found a new movie on Netflix that I am loving A LOT!!! It's called Absentia, and it has all my favorite kinds of spooky! Fairy tale myth brought into the real world, supernatural realm lurking all around us, monsters living just down the street, and cryptozoology . It is just so moody and atmospheric, with well played scare moments. Also, they keep the gore down to a minimum, while useing a lot more of dark things lurking in the corner. It's also one of those movies that sticks with you for days to come. So that when your walking to your car late at night you quicken your pace and look over your shoulder a little bit more. So much fun. And even though I've seen it a couple of times I still can't watch it late at night by myself.
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