Elegance and Grace

 

 

2016 03 02 EanA Morning Song rfl_002

“What is GRACE? an individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life! An elegance and divinity of one’s beauty!”
Angie karan

2016 03 02 EanA Morning Song rfl_009mod

“The most pleasant and alluring curve on a woman is the smile”
Treasure Stitches

2016 03 03 French Court Gown Robin full

“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
C. JoyBell C.

2016 03 03 French Court Gown Robin

“Elegance is refusal.”
― Coco Chanel

2016 03 03 French Court Gown Coral full

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.”
Habeeb Akande

2016 03 03 French Court Gown Coral

“Elegance is an attitude”
Longines

 

Elegance is being charitable. Elegance is helping others, even if you don’t seem to receive anything in return. (This includes a tax write-off!) Elegance is being the caring, understanding human being inside us.

Elegance is timeless, and so will you be in these gorgeous gowns from Ever An’ Angel. They are exclusives at the 10th Annual Clothing Fair benefitting Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The jewelry that delicately adorns my neck in the first two photos, so perfect for an evening of slow dancing, drawing the eye to the hollow of a feminine neck… it’s by Semi-Precious, also at the Clothing Fair. (Though this particular set is only at the main shop…)  Everything in both their stores at the clothing fair – everything – is a 100% donation to the American Cancer Society. Display your inner elegance by supporting this wonderful cause, while purchasing exceedingly fashionable items that will help adorn your outer elegance. It’s going on now!

 

Just a couple notes: While I was taking photos in the atrium of the Hotel Adlon (the first two photographs), I got “busted” by the hotel’s groundskeeper, a nice gentleman by the name of Arnulf Adler. He didn’t question me about my Amazonian-sized avatar, though, but wished me a good day and went about painting things that needed painting. Things I love about these places!

And about the mural I’m standing in front of in the court dresses (from the notecard):

The image used as background for the view from this porch is an actual 18th century panoramic painting,  “A View of the Bay of Naples, Looking Southwest from the Pizzofalcone Toward Capo di Posilippo” which was painted around 1791 by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Luisieri (1755-1821).  It is currently owned by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. USA

http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=890

The view represented in the painting is probably from the home of the British ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples, Sir William Hamilton.  It is believed that Luisieri utilized a camera obscura in order to accurately capture the dimensions, perspective and details of the scene.

Luisieri moved to Naples in 1782 to become the court painter for the King of Naples.  Not surprisingly he developed close relations with Sir William Hamilton and through Hamilton, Lord Elgin.  Luisieri oversaw the project of removing the sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens for Lord Elgin, and their shipment to the British Museum in London.  He died in Athens, apparently feeling some regret that his work for Lord Elgin kept him from doing more painting in the latter part of his life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Battista_Lusieri

Didn’t think you’d wind up learning something in a fashion blog, did you?

 

Morning Song in Hope:

Skin: Lara Hurley-Erin natural /Rose Pale
Makeup: Lara Hurley – face glow mid
                 Tone Expressions II – Lip Glosses – Wine
                 Tone Expressions II – Smolder Eye – Terra
Shape: Custom
Eyes:[ MUDSKIN ]_Miro Eyes4
Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. * JUDITH *
Jewelry: Semi-Precious Mae Necklace – Gold – Dark Pack
                Semi-Precious Mae Earrings – Gold – Dark Pack
Outfit: Ever An’ Angel – Morning Song – Hope
Hands & Feet: SLink
Gloves: Ever An’ Angel – Morning Song (glove attachments included with dress)
Shoes: fri.day – Laura.Heels (Shadow)
Poses:  Captivity Co.- Aspen 6
              CCRUNWAYPOSE13
 Location: In the Atrium of the Hotel Adlon, on Unter der Linden, The 1920s Berlin Project

French Court Gowns:

Skin: Lara Hurley-Erin natural /Rose Pale
Makeup: Lara Hurley – face glow mid
                  Tone Expressions II – Lip Stain – Fraise RFL
                  Chabada – Beauty spot (gift !)
Shape: Custom
Eyes:[ MUDSKIN ]_Miro Eyes4
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ANTOINETTE*
Jewelry:none
Outfit: Ever An’ Angel – French Court Gown – Robin  (brown and blue)
             Ever An’ Angel – French Court Gown – Coral (coral and green)
Hands & Feet: SLink
Nails: SLink basic
Shoes: totally hidden! 🙂
Poses:  [croire] show off yer bling pose 3
              [ca.co] Vintage 8
              :MM: Formal Photo 6
              :MM: Formal Photo 5
Location: Rocca Sorrentina, 1786: Italy and the “Grand Tour”

 

 

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