Thursday, December 30, 2010


So I've been home in Virginia for the holidays and will be here for the next couple of weeks, which means that I missed the great New York City blizzard of 2010! Here is my dream snow day outfit, if only I had been there.

Blizzard Outfit

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In Powder and Crinoline.

From In Powder and Crinoline

So I created this blog however long ago to share things that I'm interested in and things I've created. So far I've only been mildly successful at keeping up, but I've been meaning for a while now to write a post about my favorite golden age illustrator, Kay Nielsen. Children's book illustration is a particular favorite of mine, and from the 1880s to the 1930s is considered the golden age. Nielsen was a Danish illustrator who worked during the early 1900s and is counted among one of the greatest children's book illustrators of the time, along with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac.

In Powder and Crinoline

His style is art nouveau in influence, and thus his illustrations are extremely detailed and elaborate. The images I'm posting now are from In Powder and Crinoline (this blog's namesake!), an adaptation of the twelve dancing princesses story published in 1912.

From In Powder and Crinoline

From In Powder and Crinoline

From In Powder and Crinoline

From In Powder and Crinoline

Aren't his illustrations just beautiful? I never get tired of looking at them. I uploaded a few more to my flickr if you are interested, I had a hard time narrowing them down! Another interesting fact about Kay Nielsen is that he worked for Walt Disney for a while in 1939. He helped to illustrate the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence of Fantasia, which is the really creepy one in case you can't remember.

From In Powder and Crinoline

Well enjoy the illustrations! Original credit goes to Golden Age Comic Book Stories for scanning the images. I hope to make this a regular feature.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Christmas Present

It's 4 am and I just got back to Virginia for Christmas. I bought my mom a fancy little present at Bergdorf Goodman, the fanciest store around! I love the pretty silver and purple wrapping. I feel a little delirious but happy to finally get in the Christmas spirit. Happy holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Simply Breakfast.

So I'm really in love with the blog Simply Breakfast. The concept is so simple, but there is something just so appealing about photos of breakfast food.


I am not nearly so adept a photographer, but here is my attempt at documenting that under-appreciated meal.