Winter sensations all around.
The print show at the Yale University Art Gallery contains so much stunning beauty, and for me, a major revelation: Mortimer Menpes, the Australian who made a big career in London. Look at how the light and lines make the water ripple and sway around the piers.
In the age of the Grand Tour, his prints and paintings were wildly popular.
The man himself…
Prints are all about loving the details. As is high fashion. The current Downton-Abbey inspired exhibit “From High Collars to Bees Knees” at Connecticut Historical Society is wondrous in the details.
The 1920s changed the silhouette to simple, straight lines for very thin women. Connecticut’s Cheney Mills brought French fashion sense to the state, with their fabrics manufactured in Manchester.
Simple rhinestone embellishments and fresh-as-a-garden fabric.
How nice for some winter beauty!