Jeanette at SoArtful has given this black and white photo
of a Russian lady-in-waiting to use this week.
Mary, Princess Eristavi.
I have found a copy in colour of that original beautiful dress!
So I took off her head and placed it on the model and
gave it a touch of colour and I think
she looks so much better, don't you?
I have also made this one and it looks like
almost the same staircase.
Thanks for looking.xx
I might have to research into which dyes would have available at the time when the original photograph was taken. Pigments were far more limited in their range of colours for fabrics. Orange strikes me as dubious? Lovely dress, though...
Wow what brilliant work my friend
Hugs June xxx
June, how amazing that you found the same dress elsewhere! It is very beautiful in that color. And I love your own interpretation in the lower photo.
It sounds so French to me. "Off with her head!" All those poor queens. Or was it the English who use to do that? Oh dear. Now I've forgotten my history. Maybe it was both. Men just had no respect for women in those days!
These are just great! I am particularly fond of the lower one. It reminded me of a Cinderella type character, only without shoes in her storyline......
That's amazing that you found a copy in color. Gorgeous. Beautiful creations. Thanks for be Soartful this week.
Wow June these are both gorgeous...wonderful work!!!
Mary, Princess Eristavi was a prominent Georgian aristocrat, fashion icon, and one of the earliest models of Coco Chanel! not Russian at all !
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