Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...
An unusual look in a Lilli Ann but SO GOOD! Matching sleeveless dress and coat with scarf collar, Italian knit wool. Sold in 2008. Shop more coats on the website!
I recently had cause to go back through some old images of things I've had and sold in the past (stored on Photobucket), and decided many of them are worth sharing and looking at again! Because so pretty. Sold in 2008, this luscious 1960s pink heavily beaded gown was one of my faves!
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Just a quick blog tonight highlighting some sparkling things from the website…perfect for upcoming red carpet events! Pics link to the pieces on the site. Mr. Blackwell Custom label 1960s gown with crystal and rhinestone bust... Mr. Blackwell 1960s velveteen gown with massive bouquet design done in aurora borealis crystals, rhinesones and beads... Sandra Sage 1960s gown with Egyptian style beaded collar... 1960s black velvet burlesque bra top dripping with red crystals... You can never sparkle too much!!