Thursday, August 8, 2013

A SALUTE TO THE PARASOL

Did you know even before Marie Antoinette, the parasol was considered a necessity in every woman's wardrobe to ward off the sun? By the mid-1800s when they hit their zenith in the Western World, it was at least known then sun prematurely ages skin. A century later we have scientific proof exposure not only ages but can cause melanoma. So our grandmothers had the right idea flaunting beautiful accessories (before sunscreen). And so evolved the parasol; at it's most chic it can be an art form full of intricate treatments and applications just like hats, veils, purses and shoes.
 

 CREDITS
Top Photo: Gown by Sheena Espiritu Solis//Photo Credit: MarieSam Sanchez Photography
www.mariesamsanchezblog.com Photos 2 and 3 by Bryan John Hendon Photography
Photo 4:  Ryan Chua/Parasol from Priscilla's Parasols

14 comments:

kristen adams said...

I like it.This is a great idea to protect our skin from sun light and it is also a unique trend.

birdie to be said...

I love it! Such a classic and whimsy addition.

Sam said...

Love the vintage charm of parasols!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I love parasols! They always make me think of Jane Austen.

The first photograph is too adorable! :)

Nina Morena said...

i've always found parasols so cute! love this post xx

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Natasha Gregson said...

I love this vintage idea, so sweet :)

Kim Alston said...

I've always liked them! Love the 1st one especially.
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Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Such a pretty, feminine accessory!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love them all, so grand x

Blond Duck said...

They're perfect for twirling!

Ashley said...

So pretty!

Miss fashionmix said...

I really like the fist dress with lace! Looks gorgeous!

Christine Smith said...

Thank you for sharing with us.Beautiful collection of photos.

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