At the start of Paris Fashion Week, I cannot imagine a more appropriate book to offer you a glimpse into the intricate makings of couture fashions. Every page of this book is filled with lush images that will make you gasp; I certainly did! Enjoy!
|Color sample book with skeins of silk yarn used from 1898-1900 Designer: Prelle; Photo Credit: Alexis Lecomte. |
|Cape Dress by designer Stephane Rolland in sand colored muslin and jersey, embroidered with burnt ostrich feather flowers. Photo Credit: Olivier Buhagiar.|
|On white tulle ground, fuschia Rhodoid scrolls set with glass stones and sequins. Designer: Broderies Lanel; Photo Credit: Alexis Lecomte.|
|Long Bustier Dress in dipped lambskin and cloud gray chiffon. Glass petal plastron. Summer 2013. Designer: Stephane Rolland; Photo Credit: Olivier Buhagiar.|
|Marian Chopineau for Yiqing Yin. "Eole dress with Swarovski elements and red silk streamers. Sur le Fil Collection spring-summer 2013. Designer: Yiqing Yin; Photo Credit: Shoji Fujii.|
|Pink silk slip dress, edged with embroidered tulle. Designer: Fanny Liautard: Photo credit: Alexis Lecomte.|
|Metallic leather dress with Sophie Hallette lace applique. Eagle Eye Collection Winter 2013: Designer Oscar Carvallo; Photo Credit: Alexis Lecomte.|
|Design of notebook containing a list of materials, colours and dye references, as well as feather samples. Designer: Nellie Saunier: Photo Credit: Alexis Lecomte.|
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These designs are true works of art and the attention to detail is simply stunning. This is a book we need on our bookshelf. Thanks for sharing, Karena!
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So beautiful! I love the dye samples and other inspiration photographed.
This looks like a book I would love! Thanks for the post!
Looks like a great hostess gift. thanks for the inspiration!
Wow, what a beautiful book! I love the way the images almost look like you could lift them off the page! This looks like a book I would love to have. Hoping fall has been good to you! I am finally back blogging and hope you will stop by and say hello.
p.s. I have a long overdue email to you...hoping to get that off tonight :)
xo Mary Jo
To be capable of look back again on ones lifestyle in satisfaction, usually is to reside doubly.
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Oh my goodness... I just got this too and am totally drooling. It's just too fabulous. Every, single page! Perfect for rainy day dreaming :) xo Kristy
Ah, Karena, this is such a lovely post! I so love those old sample books of fabric and thread - aren't those LOVELY?
The fashion is lush and so soft. And thank you as well for coming to visit my post. I am at least a day or two LATE in my visits because school is very time consuming, but it's good. I'm just grateful to have a job!
BIG HUGS to you dear Karena, and I hope you are well! Anita
Book about fashion that I have is Tom Ford, and I guess I would argue that that is more about photography done anything. This looks gorgeous!
So amazing to understand all of the intricate details that go into these beautiful pieces. I love that gray silk skirt with the lambskin bustier, so exquisite.
Karena, will you please send me your correct url or web address? For some reason my blog roll isn't updating with your posts, what I show now for you is a post that is 10 months old. I tried copying and pasting but it didn't work for some reason. I had the same thing happen with Tina at Enchanted Home. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't want to miss out on any more of your great posts! Thank you so much, Emily
Thank you for popping over so regularly you are a dear!!!
Wasn't this book incredible?
My friend and I loved it. I"m so glad that someone finally put the spotlight on these gifted artisans!
Have you opened your lavender epsom salts yet?
A stunning book, right up my alley. I must get my hands on it. It looks like eye candy. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy you're weekend.
Looks like a wonderful book..beautiful dresses..
Beautiful inspiring book…need to find space on my bookshelf!
Oh Karena, I would so love to have a book like this, I do have one with paper and paint finishes for designs, yet the fabric uniquely sewn into the book would be grand to display.
The models dresses stun.
Thank you Karena for always posting the most unique.
See you and your beauty soon.
How are you feeling these days? I hope health and your care is at its best.
Good morning Karena! Thank you for coming to visit this beautiful Sunday morning! I am always fascinated by the idea of freedom, of birds, of movement...and the constant sloughing off of layers to reveal who we really are. Oh the joy! Many hugs my friend! Anita
Feel free to delete this comment, of course.
I've been trying to add you to my blog roll using this url:
and when I do, the thmbnail posting always reverts to an old, 2013 posting of yours. Should I be inputting something else?!
I'm at: email@example.com
Beautiful inspiring karena ^^
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