Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Josephine's Wardrobe...Takes my breath away...

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my muse. So, today when I visited one of my favourite France related blogs: Kill Them All-God Will Know His Own, hosted by my good friend Melanie, I skimmed through to one of my favourite posts of hers on Josephine...

I have to tell you, but it’s no secret-that Jo-Jo had unbeatable taste. In terms of royalty, I suppose the only one that matched her flair on this subject was Marie-Antoinette, for sure. The elegance and supreme chic of Josephine’s wardrobe is simply to die for.

A trip to Malmaison is tentatively in the makings for next year...When and if I go, I am sure to be blown away. Melanie says that there is still an array of gowns kept in mint condition –that alone would be worth the trip for me. I simply adore this Empress’ taste. Take a look...


 A white silk court dress

Velvet court mantle

Josephine's gold train

Silver embroidery on court dress

Josephine's muslin dress-a trademark of hers


red velvet- state mantle

To see more of this stunning collection (and her linen cupboard too!) please visit Melanie's Blog


11 comments:

Daphne said...

The embroidery is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I saw these on Melanie's blog before. They are gorgeous, aren't they?! She was a very classy lady.

Ms. Lucy said...

HI Daphne- that's what got to me too- unbelievable work of art. Thanks:)

Ms. Lucy said...

Hey Michelle:) Yes, that's where I saw these first- Melanie's blog is fantastic. She knows my interest in all that's Josephine, so she was happy to let me indulge in the pictures:) Thanks!

Morgan said...

I love the white court dress, it's gorgous. I've always dreamed of wearing one, great post!

Heather Carroll said...

It makes me so happy that these gowns still exist!

Matterhorn said...

Gorgeous pictures! Breathtaking indeed! I do hope you get to visit, Lucy.

Marie said...

Great stuff.. I love the first one. Thanks to both Melanie and Lucy!

dolleygurl said...

Absolutely beautiful! I hope you have a great time there when you get to go!

librarypat said...

What exquisite work on these dresses and mantles. It is hard to imagine the amount of time and effort involved in making them.

Thank you for the link to Melanie's site. It is wonderful.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Well, it goes without saying that all of these gowns and mantles are sooo beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing them Lucy...history + fashion makes me ao happy!