Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Robe, ca 1850
Day dress, ca 1858
Spoon bonnet, ca 1850
Ballgown, ca 1855
Ballgown, ca 1850’s-60’s
I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them. They HAD to have been for sitting around. I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.
Buy them for $999 here.
Shoes, ca 1850 France, Oakland Museum of California
The date doesn’t sound right to me but that’s what they were listed as. They look a lot like those shoes I posted earlier from the 1900’s.
Boots, ca 1860, Oakland Museum of California
Notice the leather stripes above the toe cap on the one boot. They’re supposed to be on the other as well but must have fallen off.