The Illustrations of Madeleine Wallis

I occasionally like to look through the online archives of different museums. V&A Online has a good collection of 1920’s fashion illustrations. There is a large body of work from House of Paquin, particularly art from Madeleine Wallis, who was creative director there when Jeanne Paquin retired until 1936. Below are some of my favorite looks from the 1923 and 1924 collection. There are many more in the searchable collections to enjoy, as well.

   

 

Quirk Hotel Rooftop

 

While the summer weekends in Richmond are quiet, those of us that doesn’t have a lake, river, or beach house, still need things to do. Quirk Hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set with a craft cocktail or something from their small plates menu. The crowd is pleasant, and the atmosphere is serine thanks to the sleekly designed layout and ambiance. For another design and gastro-forward activity, Maple and Pine, downstairs, is a great dinner spot to pair with a rooftop night.

Independence Day Weekend Look

What I’m Wearing
1970’s Tan Straw Sun Hat
1970’s Blue Linen Skirt
1950’s White Woven Hard Purse
Thrifted Elephant Tee
Modern White Perforated Heels

Summer in Virginia means hot weather and bright sun. I have fair skin and burn easily, so I like to be covered up from the rays. My wardrobe consists of lightweight fabrics, and large hats to keep the sun off my face. As much as I tried to be patriotic for the 4th of July weekend, I don’t own a lot of red, so blue will have to do.