jeudi, octobre 12, 2006

Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1900s

Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1900s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

"Lady Ottoline Morrell, Bloomsbury Group society and literary hostess, sometimes wore extravagant Turkish robes and dyed her hair a soft purple. Here it is parted in the middle. swept up with combs, and probably pinned over hair pads to create the exaggerated rolls of hair which were fashionable at the time. Wherever she appeared, Lady Ottoline invariably caught the eye; Quentin Bell, the son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, described her as 'that fantastic baroque flamingo..."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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