pearl trim


Kittyinva: Mid-twenties beaded evening gowns. Left to right: Pink crepe gown with pink and blue bugle beads; Powder blue velvet gown with metallic gold embroidery & pearl trim with a fur hem; A leaf-printed pale pink chiffon gown with gold sequins. From Augusta Auctions.

anonymous asked:

Can I get a color palette and maybe an outfit idea for Lilac Pearl?

Hello~ Here’s your color palette for Lilac Pearl!

For the outfit, this is the SUPER fun part! As she’s a Pearl and if you want to stay canon, it’s important to have her have that basic “Pearl” look. Their outfits are generally very elegant and delicate, with transparency and poof in parts of their outfit. For example, Blue Pearl has a transparent skirt and Yellow Pearl has transparent sleeves. These both fold in on themselves and give a poofy and light look to them. If you need a little bit of inspiration for working on the design, I recommend looking at different ballerina outfits!

Another thing I would recommend with maybe related the design back to the “Lilac” flower itself to give her more character. Lilacs come in bunches of flowers that part in four petals. You could put this in somewhere maybe as the transparent bit for her outfit as a skirt, sleeves, collar, cuffs, or even socks. You also might be able to design her base outfit as a flower or just try to incorporate something that can be shown or interpreted as a lilac.

Another important thing that you need to base your design off of is personality. With all the gems that we’ve met, first looks are important and give the audience a general impression of who they’re looking at. For example, if you look at Blue Pearl, her eyes are covered so she looks timid and shy. Meanwhile, Rose’s curly hair and soft features give a sweet, and loving feeling. If you want your Lilac Pearl to be a set personality, try looking into different accessories, colors, and shapes within your design to give a clear first impression of it. 

If you were to ask my opinion on an outfit design of a Lilac Pearl, I would probably suggest these kind of features to incorporate into a design. Most likely a poofy four-petal flower skirt, a sleeveless base that acts as shorts and has a similar collar to Blue Pearl, a light transparent trim along the collar, some poofy sleeves near her wrists, some poofy socks, and some slip on shoes. I hope this helps you in creating your gemsonas!

Mod Angel Aura Quartz~


Tanks, August 10th, 2017. 

I moved some plants in the 29, cleaned some green algae, and added 6 tiny celestial pearl danios. Trimmed, rearranged, and replanted some stem plants in the 10a, also added some floating pennywort. The red plants in the 7 are getting redder (thank goodness!!), and I redesigned the 10b, again, this time with all the breeding stuff I’ve been using with the celestial pearls in one tank instead of all these separate boxes/small tanks. I don’t think any fry are going to appear out of the java moss or boxes at this point, but at least I have it set up for when I try again (if I can ever find the big male in the tank, who vanished since I put him back in the main tank… I see him when I scare him out, but he won’t come out on his own.) Then, I moved the emerald dwarf rasboras to the 2 gallon for a week or so to see if they’ll breed. Fingers crossed! I’m not even entirely sure I have males and females, I’m really bad with this species… I didn’t do anything new in the 5, but Eonwë did get a new almond leaf.

🎀 get the look: how to decorate a sorority clipboard! 🎀

Looking for a creative big/little craft? Decoupage and paint a wood clipboard for a one-of-a-kind sister gift! Clipboards are the perfect gift for officers and big/littles. Make your clipboard extra cute and your sister will love it. xoxo ;)


  • Plain wood clipboard
  • Sandpaper 
  • One or two colors of acrylic paint 
  • Foam or regular brush for paint
  • Foam brush for Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge matte finish
  • Heavy weight scrapbook or calendar paper in a sorority friendly design
  • Scissors
  • Paper corner rounder
  • Small squeegee 
  • Your choice of accents: ribbon, pearls, glitter, decals, rhinestones, etc… 
  • Hot glue for attaching embellishments

STEP 1: Sand the clipboard

  • Gently sand the surface front and back with a fine gauge sandpaper. 
  • Wipe with a clean cloth to remove all particles.

STEP 2: Paint the back

  • With a regular or foam brush paint two coats on the back. 
  • Wrap the paint around the edges to cover about 2″ on the front. Or paint the entire clipboard if you are not decoupaging. 
  • Allow paint to completely dry.

STEP 3: Paint the clip

  • Cover the clipboard surface with paper for protection. 
  • Paint the clip in an accent color, or a matching color.
  • Allow to dry completely. Apply a 2nd coat.

STEP 4: Decoupage the front

  • Cut heavy weight scrapbook paper to size. 
  • For added interest you can use two different papers that compliment each other. 
  • Round the corners with a corner rounder (sold at craft stores.)
  • Apply Mod Podge to the front of the clipboard. 
  • Apply Mod Podge to the bak of the scrapbook paper.
  • Carefully lay the paper down on the surface of the clipboard.
  • Smooth it down with a hand squeegee to eliminate wrinkles and bubbles. This is an important step!

STEP 5: Total Mod Podge

  • After the paper application has dried, Mod Podge the entire surface front and back. This gives the clipboard a wipeable surface and protects the paper. 

STEP 5: Embellish your clipboard 

  • Add ribbon accents, pearl trim, or monogram decals, 
  • Decorate the clip with pearls, ribbons, or rhinestones. 

Alternative Methods: 

  • Purchase a plastic clipboard and decorate with vinyl sorority decals and fun shapes like polka dots. 
  • Spray paint your wood clipboard instead of hand painting. 
  • Use blue painters tape to paint fun designs like a chevron pattern on the back and/or front. 
  • If you are going to hand paint an artistic design, trace it first for a more professional look.
  • Paint a sorority design on a clear acrylic clipboard.  

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{DIY inspiration: The Nest Effect. Photo inspiration: Pinterest.}

The wedding of James Potter and Lily Evans.

James was impossibly handsome, the deep tan of his skin complemented by his ebony tuxedo, his shock of dark hair resisting even the slathering of Sleakeazys that Fleamont had forcibly doused him in earlier. His eyes lit up when the doors of the church opened, a brilliant river of sunlight pouring forth with an angel in its wake. The audience gasped audibly at the sight of Lily, who gripped the arm of her father to hide her shaking hands. Her gossamer bridal gown was creme-colored with pale blue flowers and pearls sewn around the trim, and the petals were enchanted to gradually bloom as the day went on. She felt her heart flutter when she released her father’s forearm and stopped before James, who struggled to steady his trembling lips. He slowly reached out to lift the sparkling veil from her face… her bright red mane was spun into a loose halo braid atop her head with a few long, curling tendrils falling across her blushing cheeks. When James met the intense gaze of Lily’s green eyes, an ocean of calm washed over him, and his shoulders relaxed instinctively. She too felt her heart decelerate when she took his large, rough hands into her own gold dusted fingers, and a lightning smile flashed across her face. Neither of them once looked away from the other when the priest led them in their vows. Neither of them heard the echoing screams of approval arising from the pews and explosion of silver wand sparks when their lips finally met…

How to Be a Woman

In the 1800’s
Press whalebones to your ribs
and carry a parasol. Don’t let the sun
kiss your ivory skin—death
is the perfect complexion.
Balance a book on your head,
climb the Eiffel Tower with a straight
back and high bust.
Pluck songs from the piano, paint sunshine
and weave daisies into a tapestry.
In the presence of men, be flirty, comely,
and dumb—no man claims a bride
for her intelligence.
Give birth to monarchs since you can’t
become one yourself.

In the 1930’s
Freud says all you want is a penis
so your opinion will matter,
so your role will be bigger
than the baby clamped to your breast.
Hold your tongue when your boss
gives your butt a good morning pat—
he pays the meager wages your husband
makes in an hour.
Take pride in the silly little movements
sprouting up around you: it’s cute
your friends think you can handle the right
to vote.
When your man returns from war,
be his pearl-clad June Cleaver:
your trim figure forever adorned
in apron, roast in the oven and children at play.
Dote on him, slippers and pipe, a fire
to warm his feet.

In the 1960’s
In an era of free love, your pockets stuffed
with birth control, head bumping the glass ceiling,
it’s advised you don’t question the status quo.
America is in turmoil because your kind
is dissatisfied with the pittance you’ve been given.
The echoes of your war cries can be heard
by suits in D.C., and they fear you.
While you’re at it, show a little skin!
Raise the hemline of your skirt to match
the plunging neckline of your blouse.
You mother may be appalled, but at least
you’re not a pin-up girl.

In the 2000’s
The definition of “woman”
is a crooked fence around a storied past.
In one breath society tells you “thin is in,”
and in another, “big is beautiful.”
There is no singular meaning to the word,
no cookie-cutter pattern to follow.
Some of the most gorgeous girls are born
with a bat and balls. Some lose their breasts
to cancer, and some simply bind them
for a night.
Maybe she was born that way,
or maybe it’s Maybelline. Maybe she’s keeping
Victoria’s little secret.

A woman is not a slut for the men who’ve
made her bed their burrow, nor a prude
for the brilliance of her untouched chastity.
She can wear her hem as high or low as she chooses,
can loosen or tighten her stays at will.
She is not a toy to be played with, but she
can play the game as well as any man.

A woman has the right to speak
her mind, and the ability to decide
when, or if she’ll speak.
Her place is not the home—it’s wherever
she feels most at home.

Because a woman is the apple and the tree
that bears the fruit. She is as useful
as she is lovely, as hardened as she is soft.
A woman has skin all the colors of the rainbow,
but never assume you are entitled to her
pot of gold.

Ask any female how to be a woman
and she will tell you: a woman is whatever
she designs herself to be.


The lavish wedding of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari that took place on the 12th of February 1951 in the Hall of Mirrors at the Golestan Palace. Among the guests included members of various royal families around the world. 

The bride wore a silver lamé gown studded with pearls and trimmed with marabou stork feathers Christian Dior wedding dress. She matched the dress with a full-length female white-mink cape. The wedding dress consisted of a 37 yards of silver lame with 20,000 feathers and 6,000 diamond pieces sewn on.

The Shah and Princess Soraya were divorced 1958.


Get to Know me Meme, Royalist Edition

[7/7] Royal Dresses/Gowns - Empress Elisabeth’s Hungarian Coronation Gown

This gown was worn by Elisabeth of Bavaria, popularly known as Sissi/Sisi, to the coronation of herself and her husband, Franz Joseph, as King and Queen of Hungary in June of 1867. The bodice of the gown resembles a laced vest, and this is a traditional part of Hungarian costume. The “laces” on the front of the bodice are actually ropes of pearls. The bodice is trimmed with lace and the lace also goes down the front of the skirt and down to the train. A replica of the gown, shown in the top picture above, is currently on display at the Hofburg Palace.


. whipped cream . by Kalcia
Via Flickr:
“Whipped Cream” Regency style dress outfit. Dress with train is made of soft ivory lace with lining, decorated with pearls and trim, fastened on the back with snaps, additional ribbon to tie around the waist. Golden necklace. Ivory lace decoration. Set: ☆ dress ☆ necklace ☆ lace decoration ☆ ribbon

Mickey Malone’s Cabin (Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake) [x]

During this time of year, people (including me) start to get cabin fever. I’m not even an outdoors person, but a change of scenery would be nice. I’d love to get to spend a weekend in a warm, cozy cabin with a fire roaring. Even a cabin like Mickey Malone’s would do! To create an outfit inspired by that location, pair an owl tee with a pearl trimmed cardigan, tan skinnies, and lace-up heels. An owl ring, floral bracelets, paw print earrings and a leaf necklace complete the look.


New project! Sort of a spur of the moment thing. I got the bodice and chemise done in two days and should begin work on the skirt tomorrow. The bodice is boned heavily at the front and back which was often done in 16th century kirtles.

I’m making it from some lace trim, grey pearls, six yards of dark grey taffeta, and a brooch I got from ebay. All things I already had around. 

It will be paired with an eyepatch and hat. Any guesses of what (or who) it’s based off of?