A few weeks ago in Plurk I stated that I thought “Broadway Empire,” the new series on HBO was not engaging because people living in our times of economic difficulty aren’t really interested in watching shows about corruption, crime and free-flying money. I have changed my mind on that. I have gotten sucked into the show, which has exquisite costuming and sets and a great sense of drama and history. The story is compelling, historically and dramatically. And I have wondered more than once if the constant shot at the Republicans in the show is intentional. It’s all there if you give it time.
This dress from Callie Cline reminded me of the series. In the latest episode, Margaret goes to the boutique of the French fashionista, Mme. Jeunet to view her beautiful imported dresses and convinces her to give her a $480 dress in exchange for political favor. (By the way, I love reviewing the recaps of the show on the A.V. Club from Noel Murray—much recommended.) Callie’s pattern on this dress is so reminiscent of that feeling of glamour from the 20s (though women would never wear a dress like this—bare shoulders, etc.) She cleverly fades the top of the skirt into a transparency so it truly seems to float around the body. The edges are crisp and clean and the bodice has a great neckline.
I show it with the gorgeous jewelry from Mouse Mimistrobell, who has made it a passion of hers to make vintage jewelry among her offerings. I love how she has arranged and textured the prims to make the necklace glamorous but realistic as well. I could see a piece like this perhaps being worn by one of the ladies on the show. My hair is an older offering from Elikapeka Tiramisu, no longer available. But her work is!
Margaret: “I didn’t want you to know how selfish I was.”
Nucky: “I would never hold that against anyone.”
Hair: ETD Flapper – Black by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD (no longer available)
Skin: ::Tuli:: The Dressing Room :: Helena 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *
Dress: ECHO’S SONG by Callie Cline for Callie Cline
Necklace and earrings: Dark Mouse Deco Squared – Silver by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse
Ring: Dark Mouse 30’s Vintage Art Deco Pearl Ring by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse (Yes, I see the date. I couldn’t help myself.)