Archive for 'beautiful'

“A glimmering butterfly dress . . .”

Isn’t this absolutely gorgeous?

Photo: a glimmering butterfly gown by Worth circa 1912

via @AnneLouiseAvery on Twitter

According to the description, this “glimmering butterfly dress and matching headdress [were] made by Worth in 1912. Ivory silk charmeuse overlaid with chiffon, bodice and back exquisitely fashioned in butterfly wings glittering with amber beads and iridescent peacock-blue paste jewels. Created for a costume party.”

I don’t write in this era, but a gown like this makes me want to!

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Lady in red!

You are cordially invited to feast your eyes on this gorgeous dress! I’d wear it in a heartbeat — what about you?

Photos: red gown circa 1930s

via Kate Strasdin on Twitter

“Red and black devoré velvet, the vividness of the red moving from the shoulders towards the black froth of net around the hem. The 1930s witnessed a return to a more elongated silhouette, skirts lengthening once again.”

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Pretty in pink

I adore pink, plus I love fashion from the past, so this 1870s ensemble really knocks my socks off!

Photo: 1870s ensemble in pink silk and damask

via Kate Strasdin on Twitter

Pink silk faille and ivory damask . . . isn’t it yummy?

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Baby love!

Isn’t this a beautiful photo? Seeing the happiness on these faces makes me happy, too. ♥

Photo: the new royal baby Archie and family

Welcome to the world, Archie!

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Lovely you!

Happy Monday, friends. ♥

Graphic: Lovely you

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Yes, please!

Ephemeral Elegance posted this photo on Twitter, and I had to share! Isn’t this gown gorgeous?!? I’d wear it in a heartbeat . . . What about you?

Photo via Ephemeral Elegance: vintage blue gown

 

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A book-lover’s paradise!

Here’s a place I’d love to visit: the Tianjin Binhai Library in China, so massive that it could ultimately house over a million books (!).

Photo: Tianjin Binhai Library, China

Photo: Tianjin Binhai Library, China

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Pet Life

So very, very true. <3Comic: "Pet Life" by Sarah Andersen

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Your colorful majesty!

“The Queen of Pantone,” says @RaminNasibov on Twitter. This image gives me what is probably a crazy amount of joy, but there you have it."Queen of Pantone," via @RaminNasibov on Twitter

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My new Facebook banner!

Isn’t it gorgeous?!? Compliments of the brilliant Croco Designs.Graphic: Facebook banner for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books, April 2018)

For more about The Bride Takes a Groom, recently named by Publishers Weekly as one of the “big titles of spring,” click here. And to join me on Facebook, click here — and please do say hello!

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