Monday, September 1, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Anonymous said: Hi! I love your blog and its left me craving more! do you have any recommended reading for someone looking to delve deeper into the worlds of fashion and costume, respectively? There's a lot out there and its hard to know where to start. thanks!
i’ve read vanishingly few fashion/costume books and can really only recommend The Internet and Wikipedia. (sorry.) in terms of fashion-fashion stuff, the documentaries “the september issue” and “bill cunningham new york” are both interesting?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty
This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.
"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘八’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Juun J. S/S 2014 photographed by Mathieu Vilasco
by Paco Rabanne and Jacques Fonteray