Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/15 - PFW
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst closed Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture show at Paris fashion week, resplendent in a black and red vampire-themed gown.
Day 100 of #100daysoflingerie wearing @atelierbordelle Aubretia dress, I think this might be my most expensive item but then again I don’t like to think about that 😜 I’m going full outerwear and wearing this for tonight’s lingerie celebrations. I’ll be back with another lingerie project but until then I’ll be sharing every few days new lingerie pieces I haven’t shot yet. I’ll have a little farewell piece written in the next few days for couturelingerieaustralia.com all about this experience. Till then bisous bisous xx
This dress is the most amazing thing in real life ; _ ; so is Bellentina.
one of the most beautiful dresses ever created.
Happy Friday Babes ♡ I’d like to start this weekend with an Instagram Giveaway!!Win your favorite bralette or top x panty from my Sheena Collection.
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Lost in Wonderland Lingerie Collections
I’m already saving up for more lost in wonderland lingerie.
My dear readers!
As you may have noticed my main blog is down since thursday evening. This is only half planned, I planned to move to another server anyway but then some things happened and the whole move will take place NOW and I’m very sorry that you all didn’t get a fair warning!
Anyway, I hope to be able to go online again after the weekend. The move will also bring some minor and major changes, including a better performance for English readers and the possibility to link to a specific article in English OR German. Which is rad, if you ask me.
And it should be MUCH faster. So I hope I’ll be online soon and hope you’ll check it out then! I’m very excited :D
Credits: Christine Wickham in a corset by Lovely Rat.
Coco Chanel was a very complicated women who was very far from being a saint, but a card-carrying member of the Nazionalsocialist Deutsches Abteilung Partei she was not. She had an affair with a German officer and was accused of spying in the post war-hysteria of shaming and identifying any French…
She wasn’t a Nazi, but she was a collaborator whose involvement went beyond having an affair with a German officer. To call her a Nazi “spy” is too strong, but she was a facilitator for the German occupiers, and the full extent of her collaboration is still a matter of debate. After the war, she was able to evade any thorough investigation of her wartime activities thanks to her connections to people like Winston Churchill.
Her treatment of the Jewish Wertheimer family - who were not rivals as such, but rather investors who controlled the Chanel perfume side of the business - is toxic. Her attempts to use the Aryanisation laws failed to succeed because they had already signed the business over to Christian friends and they escaped into temporary exile…following the war, they resumed their relationship with Chanel.
I admire Chanel for several things - not only her sense of style, but also her ability to escape her background and the sexism and classicism she overcame. She is, however, not someone I personally like. She was involved with Iribe and his toxic, fascist, anti-Semitic views in the 1930s (she bankrolled his publication Le Temoin - a poisonous ultra-nationalist magazine that argued among other things that France was being destroyed from within by Jews), was extremely regressive in her labour relations (in contrast to, for example, Vionnet, who was very progressive and someone I admire). Having struggled so hard to make her life a success, she did nothing to ease the way for those women who came afterwards - suggesting that her own underpaid workers were all beautiful girls, and they could take lovers to make up the wage shortfall in what she paid them.
So, in short, not a card carrying member of the Nazi party, but sympathetic to some of their views and willing to do what it took to survive. Which is what Chanel was - a survivor. And she had the good and bad qualities that go with being someone willing to fight tooth and nail to survive. What really brought her in to the Nazi spheres during the war was not so much politics (her own views being rather nebulous) as pure power, and her own determination to survive, regardless of what happened to others.
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For Nikola Tesla's birthday, a wonderful read on how anarchy and serendipity fuel science
because everyone needs a tesla today!