Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may amuse…

Whether it’s a delicate buckle or a stronger strap hugging your ankles, it’s a surprisingly sexy look—dressed up or down
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When you look at that impossibly proportioned Edwardian gown, don’t you wonder how tiny that waistband actually is? I know I do!
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Now 30, Mr. Cohen has staked out a turf in the blogosphere that is distinctly his own, politely stalking voguish ladies of a certain age just because he can. They inspire him, he said, with their startling freedom and poise.

One Response to “Manolo’s Monday Miscellany”

  1. Dawn June 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Ah, the sizes of historical clothes.

    Patterns have been around since the 17th C, sold mostly to tailors intent on learning the proper way to fashion a style. By the early 19th C they were being made available to the public, and ladies’ magazines often included a pattern or two in each issue.

    What quickly becomes apparent is that the successful recreated clothes are based not on measurements but on proportion and shapes.