4:19am July 26, 2013


Attribution from the top:

Top: Cate Blanchett, photographed in 2006 in a John Galliano design for Dior for Vogue. Photographer unknown.

Second Row, Left: Headdress and winged harness, designed by Rob Goodwin. Costume design: David Bamber. Photographer: Diego Indraccolo. Model: Ksenia Ovsyanick.
Second Row, Right: Unknown model, unknown designer, but all sources found suggest Sylvie Malfray as the photographer.

Third Row, Left: Unknown designer, unknown photographer, but this is Kelly Chen from An Empress and the Warriors (sort of a historical comedy, released in either 2007 or 2008)
Third Row, Right: “Shieldmaiden” by morgoth87; ©2012-2013 ~morgoth87.

Bottom Row, Left: LeeLee Sobieski as Joan of Arc.
Bottom Row, Middle: Turns out this one’s not made by BasqueBoutique, as I’d originally thought, but was in fact made by Armstreet.
Bottom Row, Right: Not sure if Sølve Sundsbø is the photographer, or the designer, but Masha Novoselova is the model.

This is also a great resource for armor construction and design shots.

4:19am June 27, 2013


Michele Caragher 

Embroidered details in Game of Thrones 

‘Michele Carragher is a London-based Hand Embroiderer and Illustrator who has been working in costume on film and television productions for over 15 years. She studied Fashion Design at The London College of Fashion, where the course incorporated design, pattern cutting, garment construction, embroidery, millinery and illustration. At the same time she attended a three year evening course in Saddlery at Cordwainers College learning skills in leatherwork.

After leaving college Michele worked in Textile Conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles for private collectors and museums, specialising in hand embroidery. She then moved into a career in costume for film and television, initially working as a Costume Assistant/Maker on productions such as the BBC’s Our Mutual Friend, ITV’s David Copperfield and Mansfield Park. She soon gravitated towards the decoration and embellishment of costumes, using skills in hand embroidery and surface decoration, taking inspiration from the many historical textiles she had encountered working as a Textile Conservator. 

The first production that saw her undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s 2005 Emmy Costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1. Her most recent work has been on HBO’s 2012 Costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all three seasons.

As a Costume Embroiderer Michele specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration. She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment. She also works on existing machine embroidery designs that are not too dense, adding some hand stitching and beading to give a more authentic, hand-finished look.

Michele finds hand embroidery has more flexibility and diversity than that of embroidery created by machine, as there is a greater variety of thread choice and colours to use. It is also possible to work more easily on garments that are already constructed. However, machine embroidery in combination with hand work can be very useful when completing many repeats by creating light outlines or a less dense machine stitch, work can then be completed by hand and again can be carried out on a finished garment.

Michele is a highly creative Costume Embroiderer, producing original designs as well as working closely to a costume designer’s brief to create their desired look.’

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8:37am June 26, 2013


they should make a book of nothing but pictures like this called ‘men in business suits making out aggressively.’
i would subscribe.

#I thought this was zachary quinto and chris pine



they should make a book of nothing but pictures like this called ‘men in business suits making out aggressively.’

i would subscribe.

2:22pm June 24, 2013


My rings for the day

2:06pm June 13, 2013


English Costume of the Nineteenth Century

by John Laver and illustrated by Iris Brooke

8:46pm May 27, 2013


Robot(?) leggings by Balenciaga. [Source]

6:41pm May 23, 2013

The Victoria & Albert Museum




The Victoria & Albert Museum

9:38am May 13, 2013
11:52am April 12, 2013