Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yay or Nay? Lady Susan Fox-Strangways

Frizzy hair aside, Mrs Juel won us over with her sunny gown which got a very happy Yay from the panel.  This week we will travel to England for our selection.  A non-frizzy hair selection.


Allan Ramsay paints Lady Susan (1761) in frilly white gown with a delft-blue stomacher.  Yay or Nay?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure what's going on with the fuzzy boa-necklace, but overall I liked the reserved nature of the piece. Yay.

~Lylassandra

Victoria said...

I'm not crazy about that trim around her neck either, but the rest of the dress is beautiful, So is the painting itself. Yay!

Retro Blog said...

Lady Susan gets my "yay"! She is gorgeous.

Retro Blog said...

Oh dear, just had a thought do you suppose that is a mourning necklace of sorts?

J said...

What gorgeous colours!
Yea!
-J

Cherylynn said...

Mmmmmm, white froth and lace. Love it. Not too crazy about the blue fuzzy thing crawling up and around her neck though. Still, I give it a Yay!

M said...

Yay! That is a wonderful dress, why don't they make those kinds of dresses nowadays anymore? :(

nightsmusic said...

She looks like she's dressed for her own happy hanging!

Love, love the dress, but the noose has to go. So I don't know whether to say Yay to the dress or Nay to the...whatever that is.

I lodge in Grub Street said...

I think she looks quite lovely.

Katie said...

I'm going to give it a yay over all. The stuff around her neck confuses me though.

xeverthedreamer said...

LOVE the colour combo! I agree with what the others are saying though, the noose necklace thing was a VERY bad idea. Apart from that, a complete and total YAY!!!

Alisa said...

Love the colours and her simple hairstyle. Yay!

aurora said...

She looks serene and composed. I love the picture. Definitely Yay!

PvtSam75 said...

The sleeve ruffles and that hideous blue THING around her neck are just awful! It's a nay for me.

The Dreamstress said...

Yay for an overall impression of loveliness, Nay for having really icky details when you look at it closely. Call it a Yay, but barely!