My retro-inspired capsule wardrobe : this is my actual capsule wardrobe of the basics I need to create a classic, retro-inspired look without giving it too much thought. I use this 24-piece capsule in addition to my regular wardrobe, as described in the accompanying post: it makes getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier, that's for sure!
A Pierre Balmain couture ball gown, circa 1953-6, the gown of silver-grey silk faille with strapless bodice and full skirt with lavish Lesage silver and blue embroidery with raisedwork C scrolls studded with pastes, satin rosettes, metallic blue embroidery, simple bow to the front
Enameled Victorian mourning ring. This is so beautiful! I love the detail of the inscription inside. All I can say is that if I die, fools had better make some memorial jewelry about me, or I'll haunt them noisily and appear as a clown.