First, the person most likely to dress up and match such and event is, naturally, Lord Akeldama.
1775-1789 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Something for Mrs. Loontwill to carry in her misspent youth.
1810-1811 Parasol The Victoria & Albert Museum
Something for Dimity to wear, in the Finishing School series. She does like bling.
Something for Countess Nadasdy to wear in the Parasol Protectorate series.
So far as the Rack is concerned, the 1950s were all about turquoise. I happen to adore the idea of a day dress: full skirt cut with tight bodice, full support. The color looks good on my complexion so if I have the chance I'll certainly pick one up! Here's some awesome versions, variation in tone and cut.
Leather 1953 Bonnie Cashin The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1950s Christian Dior Whitaker Auctions
1950s Timeless Vixen Vintage
Elie Saab Spring 2013 showed a lot of fun turquoise looks.
Those of you who follow my blog will know I've been immured in Prudence recently and that in this first book they jaunt off to India.
And, of course, there is the stone from which we get the name turquoise.
Turquoise & Diamond Necklace
Turquoise and Diamond Bracelet Cartier Christie’s
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