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Ode to Lace

Innocent, yet equally provocative; lace seems to have it’s place in the bedroom, and the sidewalk. There’s a tension that occurs between the sheerness of lace, and it’s fragile delicate pattern. It shows a little, but still leaves just enough for the imagination. Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, today’s look of the day is lace. 

Styleonthecouch.com

http://styleonthecouch.com/2011/06/30/walking-in-her-sparkling-footsteps/#comment-2122


Lace-making is an ancient craft. True lace was not made until the late 15th and early 16th centuries. A true lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric.

Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread’ 
 Fragile Elegance 
Photo Cred: Chictopica.com


Photo cred: Chictopia

Photo cred: Chictopia.com

Photo cred: Chictopic.com

Lace T @ Ferrara Cafe NYC

This blog post ends on a tragic note, when I was in NYC there was a beautiful lace scarf in Little Italy, and I am still asking myself why I didn’t buy it. Oh right! I remember I put it down and another woman snatched right up from under me. Rats! It was the only one of it’s kind, and I didn’t have the heart to ask the older woman for the scarf back. I sure do wish I had more guts sometimes.  

Sincerely, 
sp

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2 Comments

  • Reply styleonthecouch.com July 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    That's such a lovely post – I was inspired by a fellow blogger for the lace top I bought, so we're all inspiring each other πŸ™‚ Such a shame about that lace scarf! Maybe there is an even better one just around the corner πŸ™‚

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  • Reply short presents July 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    You're right! best to look at the bright side πŸ™‚

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