Agnes Richter- asylum embroidery jacket - the linen jacket above was made by Agnes Richter, a seamstress and patient in an Austrian asylum during the late 1800′s. She constructed the jacket from cloth typically used in the institution and embroidered her story onto the jacket.
Woman and Mirror, about 1910, Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth, The photographing of clothing fashions started in the fashion capital of Paris in the late nineteenth century. The earliest such images tended to be rather static portrayals of socialites and actresses. This charming and witty example shows a model admiring her own reflection, complete with her glamorous oversize ostrich hat, in a Victorian mirror. (Boston museum Fine Art)
Love brings out the best in people. It is gentle and lighthearted, yet when we get hurt we put up walls and barriers to protect ourselves. But love is old and it is instinctual to every creature. I think that Lane and Matilde have both lost love in different ways and are on a journey to feel whole again.