Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yay or Nay? An Unknown Lady

Last week met with another Yay for Mlle Lavergn's pleasant peasant ensemble. This week is a week of mystery, where we are ignorant of the identity of the lady we judge, for her name was lost with time. I hope that doesn't come back to bite us in the butt!


The fashion painter, Alexander Roslin displays his skills by painting a lady in blue (1753) who looks very flowery and chooses to keep her neck warm. Yay or Nay?

21 comments:

  1. What a charming little ensemble! One suspects she would be much warmer if she covered her chest more rather than her neck, but I give it a yay!

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  2. Nay. It has so many promising elements: the colour, the flowers, the hairstyle, but the overall effect is fussy and overdone, and, at the same time, generic and boring.

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  3. The dress is moderately successful. Overly fussy lace and the color is a bit ho-hum. But the fur neck thingy - ICK. Major Nay. She looks like she has a folicular disorder.....

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  4. I like the bodice, especially the wavy, ruched banding that undulates along the outer layer. Even though it's fussy, I don't think overly so, but I think the drab color doesn't help. If the blue were instead a garnet red or even a sunny yellow, I could get more excited. Still, I do detest the neck wear and think that her hair-do is so modest as to somehow give her a cheery rodent face, so I must say 'Nay'.

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  5. Nay.

    Too many flowers, and what's with the collar thing? Was she necking with a scandalous lover and trying to hide it?

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  6. Nay. The colour is right but the details, somehow, are wrong.

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  7. I say Yay! to everything but the fur. Looks like she's got a dead squirrel tail wrapped around her neck. Otherwise, the rest is classic.

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  8. A definite 'NAY'. It has so much promise, but the flowers on the sleeves make it a bit too fussy, and I'm not sure what's going on at her neck, but I disapprove.

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  9. nay. Fur, floral designs, and lace are nice by themselves, but all at once? Too much.

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  10. @Emma O- That comment just made me laugh out loud. I like that explanation, let's go with it.

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  11. Yay "minus" because of the ugly furry neck thing... But I like the overall classy outfit.

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  12. Fur around the neck with the bosom so exposed? Huh? And the eyebrows are just a wee bit heavy. Nay.

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  13. Yay...except I really don't care for the neck warmer.

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  14. The fur and lace round her neck is hideous, but I like everything else.... even the colour! :O) So it's a YAY from me.

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  15. I think the gown is lovely! The fur, not so... But I don't think it wastehre mainly for warmth. I think it's a variant of a flea fur, somthing for the fleas to creep into and then to easily hold over a fire and shake.

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  16. Definitely a 'Yay', 'cause the colours fit in every way, she looks very handsome and fur will be very fashionable this season again... Besides, in her time, the 'fussy' and 'overdone' effect of the flowers and bows were the thing!

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  17. Jessi P AKA Emily RyderSeptember 28, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    A yay despite the "neck-muff" thing. I love the colour of the dress!

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  18. Nay. I don't like the fur around her neck, it completely spoils the rest of the look.

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  19. Yay!! I love the blue colour and the decorations. The fur around her neck is a bit odd and doesn't fit the composition really, but I think that's just a minor detail.

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  20. I say a big YAY! I love her dress, it's beautiful.

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