★ 1885 Women’s Embroidered Boots
~ Things of the Past

★ 1885 Women’s Embroidered Boots

★ I love this exquisitely embroidered pair of women’s boots – the flowers are so delicate, and the soft and subtle colours stand out so wonderfully against the black! Currently in the collections of LACMA, they’re made of fine silk, linen, kid leather and suede, and they were… Continue reading

★ 1860s Purple Velvet Floral Bonnet
~ Things of the Past

★ 1860s Purple Velvet Floral Bonnet

★ Isn’t this women’s bonnet just gorgeous?! I absolutely love the rich, deep purple colour, and the contrast between the matte finish of the velvet, and the shine of the silk satin ribbons is so beautiful. The handmade silk flowers adorning the brim are so pretty too, and add… Continue reading