Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yay or Nay? Miss Ridge

Last week's wedding dress created all sorts of buzz about Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte's slender figure.  I was surprised that no one pointed out how panniers make you look skinny, especially massive panniers!  Naturally Charlotte got a Yay.  This week, no more wedding dresses but it can't hurt to see another English maid sleeved in white.



Joshua Reynolds paints Miss Ridge (1773) unpowdered, in white with gold and blue trim.  Yay or Nay?

[Cincinnati Art Museum]

13 comments:

heidenkind said...

I vote yay. She look jaunty! What is behind her?

Caramea said...

Yay! She looks very cute, and I love the colors together. Also, despite not being powdered, her skin looks fresh, clean and glowing. Maybe the artist made her skin look a little prettier than it actually was? ;)

Cherylynn said...

Finally--someone not sporting that nasty gray hair!! (However a little under-eye concealer would not have gone amiss.) That said, I think she looks very sweet so a big Yay from me.

Alisa said...

The sleeves are weird and rather remind me of the crinoline era, but the colours are so beautiful she wins a strong yay from me!

nightsmusic said...

Though I'm not so big on the colors of the dress itself, she looks very natural and pretty and content so a huge YAY from me!

Carrots said...

You know, I love it! Yay.

Can't See Sheep said...

Yay! There is a certain merry charm about this portrait.

Rebecca said...

NAY! The colour of the dress just doesn't look like a natural colour to me =/

Min Self said...

Yay. I wrote a screenplay meant to be set in the 1770s, this girl looks quite like I always imagined the heroine.

Aileen said...

Definatly a yay. She just looks so fresh and innocent. Oh, and I adore those sleeves!

allyls2010 said...

YAY! She looks so cute and so pretty and so comfortable.

Madame Hamilton said...

I think she looks like a cake. And not in the good way. Its just a bit too... Yellow? 'Fraid its a Nay from me.

Lana'sTea said...

She reminds me of my younger sister, which means an instant NAY from me.