As many of you know I spent half of 2013 in the french countryside, as an exchange student. As disappointing as the general experience may have been, I still made some wonderful friends from all over the world. Oda, a Norwegian girl whom with I have suffered through many a rainy french afternoon joined me in Sweden for a long weekend, to take a look at Stockholm. Here are a few blurry snapshots from along the way.
Also, I have a hat like this.
I spent the weekend at my fathers place in the Stockholm Archipelago. Blessed with both snow and a clear blue sky, this did wonders for my mood. I can sense spring budding around the corner. November, dusk, winter and beautiful gloominess in all its’ glory, but nothing hits me quite like knowing spring is around the corner.
Dancers resting on the rooftop of the SKD Theatre. Asakusa, Tokyo, 1949.
Iconic Jean Patchett on the cover of US Vogue, February issue 1951.
Let’s take a closer look at what is truly a one of a kind garment! A completely marvelous embellished corset worn by the ever fabulous Dita for her ‘Bird of Paradise’ act. The show first premiered at the New York Fashion Week’s hottest party in September 2006, and features both a gilded cage and lots of feather-fan dancing! The corset is reportedly made by Dark Garden Corsetry, and in turn embellished by the equally fab Catherine D’lish. It appears to be an underbust corset covered in red feathers, worn with a choker/bra dripping in rhinestones. She wears matching panties, and in some photos, she also appears to be wearing a waist/thigh piece that extends below the bottom edge of the corset. It is worn with rhinestone embellished elbow high gloves. Thus, we appear to have a total of five separate elements that together make up this one of a kind creation! All in all – it’s to die for!
Below, you can clearly see how the choker and bra are separate from the corset.
The things we would do for an outfit like this, n’est-ce pas?