The sewing projects and general Victorian and 18th Century posts are under different journal now! Please see madamemodiste for my latest sewing project.
"I firmly believe that every human being has a duty to make himself as attractive as possible," Erté wrote in his 1975 autobiography Things I Remember. "Not many of us are born beautiful; that is why I have always attached so much importance to clothes. Clothes are a kind of alchemy; they can transform human beings into things of beauty or ugliness."