Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Men Never Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Glasses

This is one of my favorite women wearing pince nez (pinch on the nose) glasses attached to a chain pinned with a hairpin to her hairdo; a little knot bun with a velvet feather anchoring the knot. She also has what appears to be a tortoise comb in her hair.

Her beautiful blouse sports the mutton sleeves that were the fashion around 1894. She has a locket pin attached to a velvet collar with a lace dickey and diamond stud earrings. I wish I knew the color of this unique outfit. I'd like to think it was pale lavender with a dark blue velvet collar.

She is the height of fashion and the epitome of the word "costume."


Blogger Sheri said...

She is simply Mah-valous Dahling!

February 11, 2009 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

She is, isn't she?


February 11, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

WOW - what a beautiful dress - I'd love to try to colorize
this photo - I love your idea of a pale lavender dress,
especially with her dark hair.

February 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


I do love this fashion photo. I have done a little work with coloring (computer only) but haven't quite got the idea of it.


February 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Well if you don't mind me taking your photo
I would love to see what I could do with her
in my spare time.........

February 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


Grab her and give it a go!


February 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hi - Your picture is ready! I hope she is everything you
imagined she would be! She was a joy to colorize - what
a great dress. I'm glad we don't were all that any more -
well kind of - it would be fun to dress up in all that

February 13, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


Absolutely fantastic! You've done a wonderful job on my woman wearing glasses. The colors are just as I imagined.

I keep saying I'm going to give colorizing a go, but never seem to get around to it.

The artists that painted the photographs when they were originally taken had nothing on you!

Thank you so much!


February 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Kay B's Place said...

The colorizing shows details I didn't notice before. Very cool!

February 16, 2009 at 6:07 PM  

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