for the love of all
things beautiful

The blog of an obsessive fashion design student, filled with incessant reblogs of pretty things I would punch a few people for.


Woman at Vanity by cliff1066™ on Flickr.

Norman Rockwell


Costume & Sketch for Ganna Walska as Floria Tosca in “Tosca”




Elizabeth Taylor wearing an Edith Head designed dress in A Place in the Sun, 1951.

The dress had six layers of white net over a pale mint green taffeta , studded with single velvet violets, and a bodice covered in white velvet violets with green centers. It caused a sensation among prom-going young ladies that year. Manufacturers recognized the fact and had copies of the gowns ready for purchase in stores at the time of the film’s release.

(Source: barbarastanwyck)

Władysław Czachórski The Flowers 1903 details

(Source: angedelmusique)

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De Gracieuse, 1912




Dolce & Gabbana fall 2012 rtw details

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Workshop of Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619):

The “Hardwick Hall” portrait of Elizabeth I of England. c. 1599. (detail)


ART HISTORY MEME || [1/5] movements or centuries: French romanticism

Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819
Théodore Géricault, Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct, 1818
Eugène Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus, 1827
Antoine-Jean Gros, Napoleon Visiting the Plague Victims of Jaffa, 1804

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Anciens bicycles. Paris, porte Maillot. 1906.

© Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet