Timeless Vixen Vintage
WE'RE ON EACH OTHER'S TEAM
Strong and sharp(ly dressed) couples who have the power to destroy you in their games of Thrones and Cards. Because a little bit of (Breaking) badness is always fun. But remember: never trust a Carlisle stan. Not ever. [Mary x Richard, Dany x Jorah, House Mormont, the Schraders, the Underwoods.]
Timeless Vixen Vintage
Who am I?
Maybelline’s namesake, Mabel Williams, 1925
D, just now, in the best advice from a non-writer I’ve ever had (via tanukiham) —
season 4 - one week challenge
day 5 - favourite relationship - Tyrion and Oberyn
Fire Opal and Diamond Pendant, ca. 1900
Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.
via Tadema Gallery
"You’re like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren’t you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite."
This fabulous cape from the 1920s is a large rectangle, 50” x 80” which drapes sensuously over the body. One edge is trimmed with flowing white marabou feathers, which extend down the front as lapels. The cape is black net covered with cream chain-stitch crochet, forming a swirling, floral, overall pattern. It is lined with gold silk crepe.
It was worn by the donor, Gertrude Sanford (1902-2000) who married Sidney Legendre in 1929. Born at her family’s summer home in Aiken, SC, she was the daughter of John & Ethel Sanford, part of the wealthy Sanford family (Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company). Athletic, well-traveled and well-educated, she was not only a socialite, but a preservationist, philanthropist, a big-game hunter and a volunteer with the OSS during World War II. Legendre’s flamboyant style could easily handle this stunning, but somewhat exotic, cape, possibly from one of the Parisian design houses. Fashions in the 1920s were flowing, often unstructured, and often ornamented with fur or feathers. This cape would provide the movement and panache that made the 1920s unique.
This cape is on exhibit in Fashion in Fiction October 19, 2013 – April 6, 2014.
View other garments from the Legendre collection:
- 1920s evening dress
- 1880s dress by Worth
- Mme. Virot hat
- 1920s parasol
- Worth evening coat
- 1890s Worth dress
- Fortuny dress and evening coat
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from the Charleston Museum’s textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday
Delphos Gown with Hand Painted Sash and Venetian Glass Beads, ca. 1910
via Skinner Auctions
Downton Abbey Rewatch + 1x01
“Vic is in rehab?”
Kingdoms of Middle-earth + House words