On Aura Tout Vu Haute Couture Fall Winter 2014/15 Collection
Our newest collection is “OKEANIDES”, which translates to “Daughters of Oceanus”, and it was the idea of Kristen’s son, Connor. He just completed his first year of homeschooling, and decided he wanted to work on a collection with his Mom during his summer break- this is the result! Even more exciting is that he already has plans for a Fall collection! Connor just turned twelve, and Aromaleigh has been part of his life since his birth. He grew up in and around Aromaleigh, although he doesn’t remember all the time he spent in a baby sling while he slept as his Mom worked. He has contributed his creative ideas to several past collections, such as Les Papillons, Spells, Mythos, Wonderstruck, Ancient Magick and Ever in Your Favor.
Greek Mythology is one of Connor’s special interests, and he feels that the female deities don’t get another attention. He felt that Summer was the perfect time to do a collection of water/ocean inspired colors, because everyone likes to have fun in the water in the summer. Hence a mini collection of ten shades, all based on Greek female oceanic deities and sea monsters. This ocean-themed collection is also special to him, because he recently lost his first dog, Neptune, to cancer on April 20th.
He has done mostly all of the research for his ideas, and then he and Mom worked together to create all ten shades, which are based on classical paintings that they researched together. The paintings are shown below, next to the eyeshadow swatches, along with some brief information for each.
Order samples and full sizes HERE: http://www.aromaleigh.com/newokdofocey.html
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!
…this is so eerie…but cool.
^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.
People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.