26 August 2010

where are the Velvets....

With summer's fading and just a hint of coolness in the air, my thoughts are turning to velvet.  Ralph Lauren has some beautiful velvet creations in his Fall 2010 collection.

Or if the more traditionally Medieval-style PRB outfit is your preference, you can't go wrong with this beauty from Victorian Trading Co.

Here are some pretty eBay finds that you might enjoy (I am not associated with these sellers in any way); click-able pics below.

11 August 2010

ILDVED Jewelry

Some of my most beloved Pre-Raphaelite works are Rossetti's watercolors, which embody the spirit of Medievalism that so inspired the PRB founders. 
 One favorite is "Before The Battle," 1858.

If you are feeling the need for a bit of Medieval style, please do check out ILDVED Jewelery.
Self-proclaimed purveyor of Medieval Rock Couture Jewelry Karen Ilvedson creates beautiful pieces using precious metals, stones, leather and moss.  

Image © Karen Ilvedson

Image © Karen Ilvedson