life with a flourish

____________ inspiration to make beautiful objects ____________ dacapo.ie
fashionsfromhistory:

Nuptial Crown Worn by Empress Alexandra
c.1884

Empress Alexandra wore this crown at her wedding to Nicholas II in 1894. It came to be considered part of the imperial wedding regalia, along with a diamond studded kokoshnik that was worn in front of it, long diamond earrings, a jeweled clasp for the robe, and heavy bracelets, some of which date to the time of Catherine the Great. Bands of diamonds are sewn onto the velvet-covered supports of this orb-shaped wedding crown, and a cross of six larger, old mine-cut diamonds surmounts it. Three rows of small diamonds with two rows of larger diamonds in between form the bands.

Hillwood

fashionsfromhistory:

Nuptial Crown Worn by Empress Alexandra

c.1884

Empress Alexandra wore this crown at her wedding to Nicholas II in 1894. It came to be considered part of the imperial wedding regalia, along with a diamond studded kokoshnik that was worn in front of it, long diamond earrings, a jeweled clasp for the robe, and heavy bracelets, some of which date to the time of Catherine the Great. Bands of diamonds are sewn onto the velvet-covered supports of this orb-shaped wedding crown, and a cross of six larger, old mine-cut diamonds surmounts it. Three rows of small diamonds with two rows of larger diamonds in between form the bands.

Hillwood

(via wolfdancer)

omgthatdress:

Top Hat
1810
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

omgthatdress:

Top Hat

1810

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

omgthatdress:

Top Hat
1820-1825
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Top Hat

1820-1825

The Philadelphia Museum of Art