Happy Halloween gentle blog readers! I have already shared with you the movie that I consider to be the most scary movie in the history of movies, so I haven't had much room to move this year in relation to all things scary. However! I thought one of my favourite musicals of all time might fill in the breach. Yes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Not terribly scary, but hugely enjoyable and terribly nostalgic for me. Happy Halloween!
This is Jasmine. You might think she's an Edwardian lovely who's excited by the very latest telephone technology circa 1914, but you'd be wrong. She is in fact a retro loving, L.A. dwelling, 2014 existing cutie! She bought her beautiful candelstick, rotary dial, lift off ear piece vintage phone last weekend at her very favourite flea market. And her silk and cotton kimono style house coat, possibly made in 1910 or thereabouts, she purchased online. She got it for a steal at $30 US dollars minus postage and delivery. And as for her plans this weekend, well she's holding a girlie cocktail party on the roof of her apartment and the theme is "Dress as your favourite early 20th century female". I think it sounds delightful! You can find her in my shop here.
Long before Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov there was Vaslav Nijinsky.
I absolutely adore the top image which is a costume design by Russian painter and set designer Léon Samoilovitch Bakst for the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune (Afternoon of the Faun). Nijinski choreographed and starred in this ballet which was performed by the Ballet Russes in 1912. You can see Nijinski with his co-star Lydia Nelidova mid performance in the photograph below.