For those of us who stayed home this holiday weekend and did not travel, I thought I would suggest a little trip across the sea to one of our (yes, I'm sure anyone who reads this blog loves this place - how could you not!?) favorite places: The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The V&A is one of my very favorite museums for costume research. I haven't yet been to Kyoto, but I'm sure the Kyoto Costume Institute will tie for first if I ever get to go! But back to the V&A.
Top five reasons why I love it:
1. It always has some kind of great costume exhibit going on.
2. It's in London
3. It has a huge shop
4. The shop has amazing costume books
5. You can take pictures!
Ok. Let's go!
|Is that a mini pinball I see hanging |
about her waist? Such detail!
|Teeny, teeny, tiny, teeny!|
|What great colored stockings!|
|I want to make these mitts! Too cute.|
I have some leftover chintz...
|Aha, so that's how they get those |
|Look at the embroidery on the waistcoat!|
|I think this fabric is so simple and charming,|
especially for the era. Not everything was
over the top!
|I absolutely LOVE the insides!|
|Ooo look it's me! Well, half of me :)|
|Isn't the ombre ribbon fab!?|
|I would totally wear this today!|