The "Donning" Of A New Age


I’ve always had a passion for ruffles and and bows

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But these aren’t just for little girls


These aren’t just the pieces worn by our ‘serious-faced’ ancestors in portraits




It’s regal

Feminine



Timeless



A nostalgic feel withy the ritz of a royal



Bows around neck era



Bows in hair




Bows on dresses in back with bustle



Ruffles around neck line
Valentino



























If there’s one guy that comes to mind that does ruffles right is my main man Ralph Lauren



Ralph Lauren at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009
His 





  













His proper chic all-American style gives class to every generation

The “couture bow”… I remember it well from my interning days at Valentino…
they have perfected sheer elegance



The importance is to not overdo it and carried away as these details can be overwhelming if taken to far… Let them speak for themselves and go simple chic for the rest of your attire





A nice blazer is a great masculine touch to a the ultra-femme ruffles and bows…

 It finishes the look and a clean line…




Ralph Lauren Blazer and ruffle long sleeve shirt

J.Crew necklace
American Apparal sash 

Layered Pearls- J.Crew
Ralph Lauren Blouse
Vintage jacket




Chanel

Ruffles around the neckline and face … Keep the make up and necklaces simple if 
wearing any…


Big earrings can take away from the neckline ruffle and make your neck look shorter with too many details drawing in from the earrings and up from the neckline ruffle


A little bit goes a long way …


Even a touch of a bow or ruffle will make you want to politely curtsy to every gent you meet…

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