Queen Ranavalona had a preference for only one thing western: fashion. Unfortunately very few portraits survive of her. In order to get an idea of what fashions she favored at the time of her coronation, let's take a look at some of the other royal women of the time. In general, European women's fashion changed… Continue reading Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s
By happy coincidence, it's also Queen Silvia's birthday today. So if you feel like it, spam away any of her favorite looks in the comments. Let's wish the Queen a happy and healthy celebration! The Facts In 1993, the Queen turned to one of her favorite designers, Nina Ricci, for her Nobel gown. This bold… Continue reading Defense of the Dress – Queen Silvia in Nina Ricci
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Back for day two! Today we'll be showcasing our favorite gowns from Nobel ceremonies past. Handbag I can't help it but I mourn the end of Sils and her big gown phase. One of the last of its kind, this tulle-tastic Nina Ricci from 2001 is my favorite. I would LOVE to see this on… Continue reading Nobel Ceremony – Fave Gowns
Since we can't have our usual Nobel-fest here, we've decided to celebrate another way, with fabulous jewels and fashion. For the next few days we'll be running down our fave Nobel Jewels, Gowns and Overall Look; starting today with the Jewels. The Nobel ceremonies are usually when the big guns of the Swedish Vault come… Continue reading Nobel Ceremony – Fave Jewels