Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wonderful old image from Indochine--another of those mythic postcard places. The way the tie seems to be imitating the beard is a piece of charming preciosity.
This fellow is not identified on the back--it's a very beautiful mauve-tinted cabinet card---but he's always made me think of the diplomat from M. Butterfly. Costume-wise at least. He looks a bit too wily, perhaps, to play the gullible Bernard Boursicot....
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:06 PM
Monday, May 20, 2013
Mysterious old illustration I found in a junk store in Prague last year. I especially like the secondary characters here: the alert yet wary dogs (one a Great Dane?); the doe and the Baby Deer. I also like the stag's balletic pose--hooves marvelous, jeune premier-like.
Posted by Terry Castle at 9:03 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Compare and contrast with previous post. Another pairing, but in somewhat more festive costume. Peacock feathers and blue feathery ruffles. The taller one seems to have a little grey tail, but maybe that's simply the fringe at the bottom of her frock.
Posted by Terry Castle at 6:48 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013
No, I don't own a fur coat. Did once though---a ratty muskrat (??) affair, with no lining and one sleeve ripped up and hanging by a thread.
Didn't get the point of it until one night in Minneapolis in the 1970s. Temperature in the 50-60 below zero zone. Esther D. and I were at a bus stop and I had never been so cold in my life. And suddenly one got it: without the fur--and only the fur--one would be a goner.
Posted by Terry Castle at 1:52 PM