Thursday, March 12, 2015

BELLE ÉPOQUE


Inspired by LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
HEADPIECE ,
CAN BE WORN AS A BELT TOO .

The muse for this headpiece :
The magnificent actress Geneviève Lantelme ( 1883 - 1911 )



MATERIALS :
Vintage recycled deep blue chiffon silk , patchwork embroidery gold metallic threads, floral pattern , beaded appliqués.
Black wool threads.
Rosary beads in black wood from 1930s.
Lining soft black felt hand stitched.
Closed by vintage grosgrain ribbons, from 1950s,black color.
Delivered in a small fabric bag , made with vintage fabric and ribbons



DIMENSIONS without ribbons : 17" x 4" 3/4 ( middle ) x 2" ( end )
43 cm x 12 cm ( middle ) x 5 cm ( end )
RIBBONS : each : 1" 1/2 x 27" / 3,5 cm x 69 cm




INFORMATIONS :
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries , condition , maybe apparent .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials.
Color and light may vary depending on your screen.



I TRY TO USE VINTAGE MATERIALS AS MUCH AS I CAN, BECAUSE TO RECYCLE IS VERY IMPORTANT .
Silks embroidered , velvets , organza , beads , ornaments …. all had previous life before coming to my hands . They have the beautiful quality and patina from the past , precious values that we don't find in the mass produced new materials .
The beaded and metallic embroideries are cut , transformed , hand-stitched and assembled by me to be ornaments on the headpieces.
The ribbons to close them are vintage , in silk , cotton , velvet , they are from 1940s/1950s.
All the models are hand stitched on light soft felt ( new , in polyester , because certain person can have wool allergy ) , they are easy and comfortable to wear
Each model is delivered in a small fabric bag , made with vintage fabrics and ribbons.


For any request concerning my work , you can contact me at :
jevdajevda@gmail.com

Thank you for your visit 

Jenny Eve

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