2016 m. sausio 13 d., trečiadienis

Invitation to the Ball

‘A ball is a combination of music and dance, the aroma of perfumes, sparkling eyes, rustling taffeta material and shining glitter, a haze of tulle and delightful lace patterns…’

            Doesn’t every girl dream of being invited to a ball? Ok, maybe not (it’s not exactly what comes to your mind daily, is it?) But you would be lying if you said you have never gazed at cinderella-like ball dress and imagined yourself in it. Well, the fabulous fashion historian Alexandere Vassiliev has gathered plenty of eye candy for you to look at: a collection of ball and evening gowns and accessories dating from 1915 to 2015.

 I don't know about you, but I couldn't stop staring at these adorable mini perfume bottles and cat eye sunglasses. I wouldn't mind having them in my own wardrobe!

 Can you spot the resemblance between Brigitte Bardot and the girl on the tights packaging?

Fun fact: Bourjois, whose motto is 'Beauty with french accent!' is one of the oldest makeup brands, which has been founded in 1863 and recently bought by COTY cosmetics.

 Can you guess to which period these dresses belong to? Yes, that's right - swinging sixties it is! Those cheeky spots just give everything away :)

 Oscar de la Renta never stops to wow us, right?

When I grow up I want my eyeliner to be as good as Sophia Loren's! #2016goals

At the end of the exhibition we can see three dresses that were designed recently by lithuanian designers: Juozas Statkevicius, Laurynas Salasevicius and Ramune Piekautaite.

I surely enjoyed visiting this exhibition on my holidays in my lovely home country. It is currently being held at Museum of Applied Arts in Vilnius until May 16th. If you have a chance, be sure to check it out, it's definitely worth your time! 

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