Fishtail Gown || The Pretty Dress Holiday Series Part 2
The holiday dazzle continues, beauties! This time of year is perfect for all the high glamour that I love, with festive soirees and dressy dinners reminiscent of the days when everyone "dressed" just for an evening out. Particularly the 1930's and early 1940's ... I dream of a time when women wore gowns for an evening at dance halls and swanky clubs, and men were always in tails. This was not reserved for weddings or fancy occasions, it was a common occurrence simply for dinner any day of the week. This nostalgia is just what the Fatale Black Fishtail Gown brings in modernity... an elegant, striking dress which highlights the classic feminine silhouette of the golden era. I absolutely love how it softly skims the figure, draping each curve with subtle sensuality and sophistication. So, Part 2 of my Pretty Dress Company holiday series encompasses the utmost glamour of the season, and the ultimate classic femme fatale piece.
So many of you have expressed how much you love my posts incorporating Chicago's historic architecture. Not only do endless landmarks still exist all over Chicago, but their opulent aesthetic couldn't match my vintage vision more perfectly. So today's set belongs to one of the most exquisite pieces of yesteryear, the original Chicago Library and reception venue where the mayor welcomed royalty, diplomats and presidents. (today, Chicago Cultural Center) It was built in 1897 in the Neoclassical style, and it's ornate details still exist - one of the most exquisite Chicago buildings I've seen. Knoxville pink marble, bronze-framed doors, vaulted lobby with walls of white carrara marble and mosaics, medallions of green marble from Ireland, intricate mosaics of Favrile glass, stone and mother of pearl decorate this stunning and grand landmark. Two stained glass domes remain, with the first in the Grand Army of the Republic rotunda and the Tiffany Dome atop the Grand Staircase.
Tomorrow is December 1st, let's begin the most magical month of the year with all the allure of sirens and starlets of old... Much more to come for my Pretty Dress Company Holiday Series!