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Look / Margaret


This look is Inspired by the Titanic and that era of high society and the fashion from that time while again giving it her own twist. This piece is called Margaret after Margaret Tobin Brown. Also known as ‘The unsinkable Molly Brown’ she was an American socialite and philanthropist. She encouraged the crew of lifeboat no. 6 to return to the debris field of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic to look for survivors. As such a strong outstanding woman who was very modern for her time, she will forever be linked to the history of the Titanic but is also known for her work on the National American Women’s Suffrage Association and she was a member of the Denver Woman’s Club, with the mission to improve women their lives with education and philanthropy.

In the past our designer worked for the National Geographic provided Titanic artifact exhibition where she made a collection of jewellery with real wood from the RMS Titanic. In this collection she also wanted to include wood from the RMS Titanic in one of the looks.

The belt and the body chain have a piece of wood in a setting covered with epoxy.

There will be a 9-page certificate and information with this look so you will get all the information about the Titanic wood in this piece.

Freshwater pearls and sterling silver beads can also be found on this look.

This look is adorned with filigree ornaments to which our designer added 24k gold and sterling silver hand plated details. On the headdress are also freshwater pearls and antique garnet beads that date back to around 1880.

The top is mostly made out of chiffon, with a top underneath so it will not be see-trough.

The skirt is made of a flowy polyester fabric with silky look.

Included with his look: *Head chain *Skirt *Gloves *Tops *Belt *Body chain

About the collection

The pieces are designed for anyone who wants to express their femininity, people who want to stand out in something luxurious, unique and exclusive. Every piece of clothing is also a piece of jewellery. Just a few examples of what you can find on her designs: historical remnants, 24k hand gilded and silver-plated details, gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14k gold. All to give you the feeling that you are not just wearing a piece of clothing, but a jewel with its own story and inspiration.

Designer: Laila Verseput / Elegant Curiosities
Model: @Licka_Lolly
Photograpy: Laurens van Riel
Intern Coupeuse (skirts): Julia Eliene Vos
Music Production Showcase: Robin Post & HermanusArtisticus

Why is my collection black?

I personally wear black about 90% of the time as it looks classy and stylish, but there is a deeper meaning to the color and for that we have to look into history.

In the Roman times and Middle ages black was associated with authority and dignity. Later in the 13th century the color black was associated with sinister and death, for example black animals like cats and crows were considered evil.

Black was an extremely expensive color to produce and was mostly made from bark, roots, and fruits, however most were bluish, grayish, or brown in tone. The best way to get black dye was to use Oak apples. These are very small so you need an extremely huge amount to get a little bit of dye.

In the 14th century black clothing became popular. At the time, mostly in Italy, there were rules that wouldn’t allow you to wear certain colors, if you were not in the high ranks of society. Wealthy people without ranks wanted to stand out too and there was no law on the expensive color black. This way they could still show their wealth, and so the demand for black fabric grew and with that did the skills of the dyers.

Beautiful black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The color was so dark and elegant that the nobility classes of Europe took to wearing black. At the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes took interest in black clothing. So, black became the color of choice for noble young men for centuries.

My love for history and luxury made me choose this color for my collection.