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Aug 22, 2014 / 1 note

Anyone going to Notting Hill Carnival? The Notting Hill Carnival began back in 1964, but was a far smaller event then with only around 500 people in attendance, much fewer than the million-strong crowd that flocks to the carnival today. Of course, its roots can be traced back further to the older Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, but it has since grown significantly in popularity to become Europe’s biggest street festival.

Our hire section in Shaftesbury Avenue store has a great range of Carnival costumes to get you ready for the big day!

Click here for the definitive guide to Notting Hill Guide

Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note
karendimpsxxx:

#secretgardenparty #secretgardenparty2014 #sgp #sgp2014 @thesecretgardenparty #friends #epicsummer #fancydress
Aug 18, 2014 / 2 notes

karendimpsxxx:

#secretgardenparty #secretgardenparty2014 #sgp #sgp2014 @thesecretgardenparty #friends #epicsummer #fancydress

Aug 18, 2014 / 10 notes
whenasinsilks:



Robe a la francaise, printed cotton, fabric 1750-75, garment probably remade significantly in nineteenth century, French.
Like a lot of eighteenth-century gowns, this one seems to have fallen prey to the demands of nineteenth-century fancy dress. The trimming is highly atypical, the front appears to have been reworked and the shape of the back pleats is all wrong for an eighteenth-century garment - possibly to make up for letting out the garment for a larger wearer. On the other hand, that chintz is just to die for.
Aug 13, 2014 / 43 notes

whenasinsilks:

Robe a la francaise, printed cotton, fabric 1750-75, garment probably remade significantly in nineteenth century, French.

Like a lot of eighteenth-century gowns, this one seems to have fallen prey to the demands of nineteenth-century fancy dress. The trimming is highly atypical, the front appears to have been reworked and the shape of the back pleats is all wrong for an eighteenth-century garment - possibly to make up for letting out the garment for a larger wearer. On the other hand, that chintz is just to die for.

Aug 13, 2014 / 30 notes

missglamorousbeautytips:

Have a fancy dress party coming up soon? Check out this tutorial  

Princess Jasmine Tutorial (HAIR & MAKEUP!) By the beautiful Carli Bybel 

houghtonlib:

Fancy ball dress. New series, 1832.
HEW 14.7.10
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Aug 12, 2014 / 45 notes

houghtonlib:

Fancy ball dress. New series, 1832.

HEW 14.7.10

Houghton Library, Harvard University

blast-the-fatness:

Throwback to a Roman themed birthday party a few years ago #tbt #throwback #theme #roman #fancydress #spartacus
Aug 7, 2014 / 2 notes

blast-the-fatness:

Throwback to a Roman themed birthday party a few years ago #tbt #throwback #theme #roman #fancydress #spartacus

Aug 7, 2014 / 1 note
Aug 7, 2014 / 71 notes

ephemeral-elegance:

Fancy Dress Ensemble (Jacket, Bodice, Skirt, Necklace, Head Scarf, and Ankle Straps), ca. 1880

via The Met

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animegeeksplayland:
Comic Con 2014
by San Diego Shooter
http://flic.kr/p/obr2i2
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Jul 31, 2014 / 1 note

animegeeksplayland:

Comic Con 2014
by San Diego Shooter
http://flic.kr/p/obr2i2


Some rights reserved by San Diego Shooter. Non commercial sharing allowed only with attribution and without modification unless otherwise indicated by San Diego Shooter.
Jul 31, 2014