Jewelled Moth

Visual inspirations for The Sinclair's Mysteries: The Jewelled Moth
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A breathtaking painting of a Victorian waltz by Pierre Vidal, 1908.

Divine Dance Pierre Vidal (French, A pupil of A. Cadart, Vidal first exhibited at the Salon de Paris in He was one of the premier chroniclers of Paris in the Belle Epoque.

BAT PLIQUE DU JOUR & OPAL HAT PIN, EARLY 20th C. Lot: 277,April 2009 Vintage Fashion and Textile Auction,New York City. Sterling, green & lavender plique du jour outstreched wings, opal abdomen, red jewel or glass eyes, sterling pin; t/w 5 other hat-pins. Price Realized: $ 360.00. Category: Jewelry. Era: 1890-1920. Condition: Excellent

Bat Plique Du Jour & Opal Hat Pin, Early C, Augusta Auctions, April 2009 Vintage Fashion and Textile Auction, Lot 277

art nouveau dragonfly

Obviously, this *isn't* Art Deco. I find this sort of thing very irritating - Leigh ** please don't: libellule art deco

Rene Lalique, The bright purple and blue were very popular at the time

Rene Lalique, The bright purple and blue were very popular at the time - Gift for women and girls, wedding

“She was unlike most girls of her age, in this -- that she had ideas of her own" - Wilkie Collins, THE MOONSTONE. Incidentally, this book is often considered to be the first British detective novel.

Court presentation ensemble, possibly by Worth, 1896, at the Met. Emily Warren Roebling, who helped supervise the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, wore this gown and pair of shoes for her formal presentation to Queen Victoria. See: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/159528?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=court+presentation+ensemble&pos=1; http://eregwen.livejournal.com/814849.html;

Court presentation ensemble, possibly by Worth, at the Met. Emily Warren Roebling, who helped supervise the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, wore this gown and pair of shoes for her formal presentation to Queen Victoria.

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