Ghost
fripperiesandfobs:

Isabel Clara Eugenia with Magdalena Luiz
ca. 1586
Coello studio

"That’ll do, pig.  That’ll do."

fripperiesandfobs:

Isabel Clara Eugenia with Magdalena Luiz

ca. 1586

Coello studio

"That’ll do, pig.  That’ll do."

Lady Helena Snakenborg (?) by anonymous, 1569 England

Lady Helena Snakenborg (?) by anonymous, 1569 England

Unknown lady by anonymous, ca 1560 England, National Portrait Gallery, London

Unknown lady by anonymous, ca 1560 England, National Portrait Gallery, London

Childrens dress, ca 1600 Germany, Lippisches Landesmuseum
Just when I think I’ve seen everything the distant past has left to offer, I get proven completely wrong.

Childrens dress, ca 1600 Germany, Lippisches Landesmuseum

Just when I think I’ve seen everything the distant past has left to offer, I get proven completely wrong.

Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées by Lavinia Fontana, ca 1593-99 France, Wakefield Art Gallery

Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées by Lavinia Fontana, ca 1593-99 France, Wakefield Art Gallery

Vizard, late 16th century (?) England, Portable Antiquities Scheme
Elizabethan women sometimes wore silk or velvet masks when outside to keep their skin that pink and white.
Oh, and just in case the first shot wasn’t already giving you nightmares:

Vizard, late 16th century (?) England, Portable Antiquities Scheme

Elizabethan women sometimes wore silk or velvet masks when outside to keep their skin that pink and white.

Oh, and just in case the first shot wasn’t already giving you nightmares:

Petticoat used to dress a statue of Mary, early 1560’s Italy (Pisa)
It’s a petticoat.  Uhhh

Petticoat used to dress a statue of Mary, early 1560’s Italy (Pisa)

It’s a petticoat.  Uhhh

Scarpine shoes, ca 1500-50 France, MFA Boston
Posting this because I’ve never seen a pair that still had the velvet on them.  Amazing.  But still an ugly style.

Scarpine shoes, ca 1500-50 France, MFA Boston

Posting this because I’ve never seen a pair that still had the velvet on them.  Amazing.  But still an ugly style.

Costume bodice worn by Marie de Medici, 1575-1600 Spain (worn in Paris), MFA Boston
I’m not really sure what they mean by “costume” since Marie de Medici lived in this era.  Maybe it’s a fancy dress piece?

Costume bodice worn by Marie de Medici, 1575-1600 Spain (worn in Paris), MFA Boston

I’m not really sure what they mean by “costume” since Marie de Medici lived in this era.  Maybe it’s a fancy dress piece?

Court dress worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love (1998), 1590’s

Court dress worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love (1998), 1590’s

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