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Square Tops #6: Top Model

Hello, Telephone

Top Model, Street Photo Shoot, Florence Italy

Join Becky’s April Squares: SquareTops. There are only two rules: the photo must be square and it must relate to the theme of the month.

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and Becky has listed five idioms to choose from;

  1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
  2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
  3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
  4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
  5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!

The main tag is #SquareTops but you may also want to add a second tag using the idiom your square is coming under.

Spotlight Squared

Spotlight

Part of the Heavenly Bodies exhibition at the Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  in New York City, 2017  Apse from a Spanish church. Wedding dress by Balenciaga.

Join Becky’s January Squares 6: Light. There are only two rules. The photo must be square and the theme must end in the word light: sunlight, penlight, candlelight, searchlight, starlight, headlight, stoplight, tailligh, flashlight, moonlight, fanlight, taperlight, floodlight, torchlight, skylight, gaslight, streetlight, and twilight. Or whatever word(s) ending in light.

Trompe-l’œil Triangles

Breaking Through The Ceiling

Ceiling decoration, Upper Loggia, The Breakers,1893-1895, Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt’s summer “cottage,” The Breakers, was built between 1893-1895. No expense was spared on its decorative elements. The painted ceiling  of the Upper Loggia depicts three decorative canopies against a blue sky, bringing the outside into the room that served an an informal living room. The loggia faces the Atlantic Ocean and its windows can be opened to create a breezeway during warm weather.

Join Terri’s Sunday Stills: Triangular Manifestations

Mannequin

Fantastic Plastic

Mannequin wearing Guo Pei ensemble in exhibition at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California.

Join K’Lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challwnge: Plastic https://obzervashunal.com/2019/05/27/klee-and-dales-cosmic-photo-challenge-fantastic-plastic/

Guo Pei, Couture Beyond, at the Bowers Museum

Beyond Beautiful

I was amazed by the forty ensembles by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei currently on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.

It is almost impossible to describe the intricate details and decorative elements Pei uses in her designs: crystals embroidery, metallic threads, luxury material, etc. The exhibition includes designs from 2006 through 2018 and includes many items shown at Paris Fashion Week.

Each ensemble includes fantastic platform shoes. (2015)

This is Guo’s interpretation of Aladdin. (2009-2010)

The exhibit runs through July 14, 2019. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.

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