Eras of Elegance

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Líder: ladytalia
Política de associação: Aberta
Criado em: 21 Dez 2008
It's a place for lovers of elegance and beauty of past time ;o)

group for lovers of especially art and fashion, literature, music and lifestyle of period from Elizabethan, Baroque, Georgian, Regency, Victorian to Edwardian Era [1558-1919].


[Girl with a Pearl Earring Johannes Vermeer, 1665/1666]


[Portrait of Suzanna Beckford Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1756]


[Countess Maria Ivanovna Lamsdorf Franz Xavier Winterhalter, 1859]


[Mrs. James Guthnie Lord Frederick Leighton, 1864-1866]


[In Teacup Times Harrison Fisher, 1909]

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  • Madrangue

    This group is a great idea!

    30 Jun 2011 Responder
  • adrisha

    Hello ♥

    6 Jun 2011 Responder
  • takemehome4real

    In terms of rights and opportunities, the era we live in now is by far better. However, in terms of fashion, manners/etiquette, media, and much more... I think we could learn a thing or two from these eras. I think if we could find a 'happy medium' between our era and these, we'd be a lot better off as a society. [2]

    29 Mai 2011 Responder
  • Lusildo

    Probably, every era had its charm and its wisdom. It's so fascinating to learn more about them and find something you can apply nowadays. Ohhh I hated history for about 20 years, but today I undesrtand how magnificent this knowledge is ^_^ P.S. yeeeah, and I still like contemporary fashion, despite its vulgar and crazy face - it reflects our world like a mirror, and it's sooo interesting ))))

    4 Abr 2011 Responder
  • Moestitia

    In terms of rights and oppotunities, the era we live in now is by far better. However, in terms of fashion, manners/etiquette, media, and much more... I think we could learn a thing or two from these eras. I think if we could find a 'happy medium' between our era and these, we'd be a lot better off as a society.

    14 Mar 2011 Responder
  • Draellia

    PS. That is not to say that peasants couldn't have manners or be elegant... But they were normal people, who wore less than beautiful clothing and didn't follow the perfect etiquette of the monarchs. Consider Shakespeare, who wrote plays for the common people, as well as his wealthy patrons. He often included scenes of vulgarity to appeal to his audience. Just looks at any of his plays and you'll see that they contain jokes about drunkeness, sex and more.

    30 Ago 2010 Responder
  • Draellia

    The world today definitely lacks a certain elegance that seemed to be present in the earlier days. However, we didn't live in those days and so really all we know is history books, painting and romanticized stories. Many of us would not be aristocrats, we would be peasants. And for those of us who are female, we wouldn't have many opportunities, much education, or many rights. We've only recently began getting human rights for all races and genders, and still that is an on going battle. And even in the first half of the century, racism and sexism were still strong. I know that my grandmother lived in a time when it was shocking and appalling for a woman to wear pants. So yes, today the world might be vulgar and less elegant, but I like to vote, I like to learn and I like to wear pants.

    30 Ago 2010 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    I understand what you are saying. The world has gone to complete shit. Common courtesy is officially out the window.

    19 Ago 2010 Responder
  • DolceEssenza

    Actually in fact, we can generalize quite easily, when it comes to this. The past wasn't of course purely beautiful (non-vulgar), but it was much better than now. I'm repeating myself, but things have gotten bad actually quite recently. The first half of this century was beautiful and elegant. What do we have now? To be a gentlewoman and gentleman is frowned upon (of course such people are not completely gone, but...). Where are the times of my grandparents?

    9 Ago 2010 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    Yes I'll admit it is in the nature of man in every century to act vulgar. And it will never change no matter what eras come after.

    25 Jun 2010 Responder
  • DolceEssenza

    Oh sure, it is there... but the dominance of post-modernism suppresses culture and art (yes I believe that not everything can be culture and art). But I'm sure it'll never disappear and maybe someday, it'll return. Or am I naive to hope so?

    30 Mai 2010 Responder
  • Draellia

    While I do agree that society today is more "vulgar" than past societies, I think it is a tad bit contrived to base your analysis of society on the behaviour of members of one onlie society. There is still art and culture in our society, and while it may be difficult to find it is definately there.

    3 Mai 2010 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    yes I agree as a matter of fact I've experienced enough vulgarness on lastfm to know that society today is full of shit.

    18 Mar 2010 Responder
  • DolceEssenza

    I'm not saying (or at least it wasn't my intention to say) that the past wasn't vulgar, but I think it wasn't on such great scale. Now somehow I think vulgarity is becoming a norm. You know it's "totally cool" to be vulgar.

    14 Mar 2010 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    Non elegance can come in behavior more so than the way people dress @SailorDathomir

    10 Mar 2010 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    They are much too vulgar in this time period for me too. But there was vulgarness back then too. In fact they were worse in some ways I think. But still......

    10 Mar 2010 Responder
  • DolceEssenza

    Actually I disagree. In the past, even those not-so-fortunate knew how to dress properly and when. Even my grandparents, who were farmers dressed elegantly, whenever they could (that means, when they were not working). But it's not just the way you dress, it's also about the way you behave and act. It's quite obvious that the present is very vulgar in comparison to the past. Even recent past (the first half of 20th century) is superior to the present.

    10 Fev 2010 Responder
  • DolceEssenza

    Indeed, no time traveling machine, yet. The most viable option is some kind of "revival" or "renaissance" of at least one the above mentioned periods. The present is so vulgar, so non elegant...

    19 Dez 2009 Responder
  • Raleth

    @DolceEssenza: My lady, you are not the only one wishing that. Alas, a time travelling machine has not been invented yet. Personal desires aside, I have to say that this group seems quite interesting. It is always nice to see people who share the same interest for these past times. For this, my ladies and gentlemen, I salute you.

    14 Dez 2009 Responder
  • adelinadarkstar

    hello everyone, these time periods are highly fascinating to me.

    16 Out 2009 Responder
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