"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man. Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments, Which I think can be a good thing .But for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are."
Featured here is a very typical example of beautiful morning wear belonging to the late-Victorian woman. The arrangement of alternating lace and lawn stripes at the front of the dress is very typical of the period. Of particular interest, is the back pleating, commonly known as a Watteau back, a feature of early-18th century gowns in paintings by Watteau. Overall, the silhouette creates a stunning line which remained popular for two centuries.
#anachronism in action
Mirana Marmoreal aka the White Queen costume for the annual Alice in Wonderland party at #barsinister ~ I wish I had had time to make a little crown like she wears in the movie. Skirt was refashioned from the remains of a very sad wedding dress. Corset was from a previous costume I made for #labyrinthofjareth hair accessories are vintage.
#alice #mirana #whitequeen #costumes #cosplay #corset #vintageglamour #lace #swarovski #tulle #ruffles #aliceinwonderland #disney #upcycling #glitz #glitter #glitter-everywhere (at Bar Sinister)