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Feb 22, 2009

New Collection: Edwardian Couture


Portrait of Miss Eden 1905 by John Singer Sargent


The Edwardian period is my latest inspiration for this new line of Edwardian Couture Jewelry. This decade marked the full flowering of Parisian haute couture as the arbiter of styles and silhouettes for women of all classes. Designers sent fashion models or mannequins to the Longchamp races wearing the latest styles, and fashion photographs identified the creators of individual gowns. In 1908, a new silhouette emerged from Callot Soeurs, Vionnet at the house of Doucet, and most importantly, Paul Poiret. The styles were variously called Merveilleuse, Diréctoire, and Empire after the fashions of the turn of the nineteenth century, which they resembled in their narrow skirts and raised waistlines.

The style and fashion of the Edwardian period is very moody and romantic. I love the form-fitting gowns with high or indefined waists, or ankle-length skirts and long tunic-like jackets, and required a different "straight line" corset. It is such a richly refined era filled with grace and elegance. It was the starting point for my new inspiration in designing jewelry with a vintage feel and romantic drama. I hope you will enjoy this new line as much as I have enjoyed designing and creating it. You can see more of this new collection at: http://www.voleurdebijoux.etsy.com/

1 comment:

Evangeline said...

It's all so beautiful!

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Feb 22, 2009

New Collection: Edwardian Couture


Portrait of Miss Eden 1905 by John Singer Sargent


The Edwardian period is my latest inspiration for this new line of Edwardian Couture Jewelry. This decade marked the full flowering of Parisian haute couture as the arbiter of styles and silhouettes for women of all classes. Designers sent fashion models or mannequins to the Longchamp races wearing the latest styles, and fashion photographs identified the creators of individual gowns. In 1908, a new silhouette emerged from Callot Soeurs, Vionnet at the house of Doucet, and most importantly, Paul Poiret. The styles were variously called Merveilleuse, Diréctoire, and Empire after the fashions of the turn of the nineteenth century, which they resembled in their narrow skirts and raised waistlines.

The style and fashion of the Edwardian period is very moody and romantic. I love the form-fitting gowns with high or indefined waists, or ankle-length skirts and long tunic-like jackets, and required a different "straight line" corset. It is such a richly refined era filled with grace and elegance. It was the starting point for my new inspiration in designing jewelry with a vintage feel and romantic drama. I hope you will enjoy this new line as much as I have enjoyed designing and creating it. You can see more of this new collection at: http://www.voleurdebijoux.etsy.com/

1 comment:

Evangeline said...

It's all so beautiful!