Couture Outfit "The Crown Princess" "The Crown Princess" is a richly embroidered couture outfit, consisting of an underbust corset panty, a matching neck corset and strapless bra. The corset pieces are made from sheer strong mesh and are elaborately decorated with synthetic leather cutwork, silver beads and Swarovski crystals. The epaulettes and hip pieces are made from sturdy thermoplast and are also decorated with beads and Swarovski crystals, as well as silver metal spikes
Outfit inspiration - mage robes
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Costume designed by Walter Plunkett for Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib (1949
“At the end of the 18th century, sasabeni, an iridescent greenish rouge, applied mainly to the lower lip, became the vogue and continued to the 19th century.” - the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan. Sasabeni (bamboo rouge) was the practice of painting the top lip red (‘beni’ from the safflower) and the bottom lip green (‘sasa’ from the bamboo plant), the mixture of the two colours would cause the lips to shine like an iridescent Jewel Beetle.
Vintage postcard, Japanese girl in traditional Kimono
Jorogumo – The Binding Lady A men’s juban (inner kimono) depicting a spider-daemon called Jorogumo (The Binding Lady), which manifests itself as a beautiful, seductive woman. She is shown here with her hands in a kuji-in seal, part of an incantation that allows her to transform back into a giant spider. Her clothing is associated with members of the Samurai-class in the Kabuki theatre. So, this might be a scene from a Kabuki play.
Silk Juban, Taisho (1912-1926). A silk woman's undergarment featuring an unusual and rare silk-screened pattern of Noh mask faces. 50" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 46" height. The Kimono Gallery
Man's silk underkimono. 1880's, Japan. Japanese Textile Art, via Tumblr