Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Baroque in Black || Thea at Francis J. Dewes Mansion

Thea is the ultimate Little Black Dress, and the epitome of grace and elegance.  With a classic off-shoulder design and an hourglass silhouette, she proves that simplicity is sometimes the very best approach.  In turn she creates the perfect sophisticated canvas for an endless variety of styling options.  I added a pink silk scarf for an extra touch of feminine refinement, and a dash of color.  1930's deco moon earrings reflect the ornate elements in today's historic backdrop...

The Dewes Mansion was built in 1896 for Francis J. Dewes, a Prussian-born emigrant who became a a prominent Chicago brewer.  The mansion was built in neo-baroque & 19th century Parisian Beaux-Arts architecture, and the exterior is simply the beginning.  Elaborate Italian mosaic floors, a fireplace brought from a European castle, glass panels from Venice, and Gothic and French Renaissance details decorate the stunning interior.  It would take a novel to describe fully describe it's beauty, but luckily this historic landmark is so well known there are plenty of photos available to do it for me... take a peek for yourself.

Avec Amour,
Rachel ♥

Outfit Details:
The Pretty Dress Company Thea Black Pencil Dress
Ceci Punch Designs Selene Earrings (use code: CHIC20 for 20% off!)
Scarf - similar herehere & dreaming of this one
Brooch - similar here & here