white and ivory

The White Dress.

This story is about my friends MIL, and her wedding. Strap in guys, this is a wild ride in which I did THE THING that got me banned from any of her family functions. (Plus a few threats of dismemberment and bodily harm)

A good friend of mine from university was getting married! They had been a couple since Junior year of college, through her 2 years in the peace corps and currently her return to this continent. 6 years in total. She had been to all manner of family functions and always came back with a strange story about how she thinks her MIL secretly hates her. But she being a very quiet and sweet person pushed those thoughts aside.

Point 1: She is vegetarian and jewish, husband is not. She was invited and went to Christmas dinner and figured she would just eat sides, as well she brought a vegetarian casserole. MIL, after knowing her for THREE years, and being told by husband a few weeks before about not to forget friend doesn’t eat meat…proceeded to put meat in every dish. Friend drank water and ate her casserole the whole night while MIL cried to everyone that friend was so rude for not eating her cooking.

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Netsuke. Ivory and Horn. Japan, approx. 1975 HEIGHT 3,2 CM The work of a modern master born 1931 in Tokyo. According to legend, the rabbit turns snow white after 1000 years of age. The eyes are two-colored inlaid horn and very lively in expression. Himotoshi on bottom and signature BAI-SHODO YASU-FUSA on legs. The name Baishodo comes from the studio, the artist´s real name is Saito Yasufusa. From a private German collection                

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peitho // victorian-style lace and tulle wedding gown by mywonybridal

this wedding gown is INCREDIBLE — the sparkly detail, ethereal fabrics, flowy skirt, and buttoned back are remarkable and special. check out all the amazing fashions at mywonybridal and see which one YOU fall in love with :)

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Chintz was not the only option for printed fabrics in the 18th century, if you could afford it the hand-painted silk was always an option. Silk fabrics woven and hand painted in China were the favourite for the European market.

Photos from top:

  1. Robe à la Française (detail) in hand-painted silk, 1740s, Great Britain, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  2. Robe à la française (back) in hand-painted Chinese silk, 1763, Wedding dress of Mary Chaloner, McCord Museum.
  3. Robe a la Polonaise (back) in hand-painted Chinese silk, ca. 1780, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  4. Robe à la Française (back detail) in Chinese hand-painted silk, 1760s, Great Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum.