By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.
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Midnight Lace Qipao / Cheongsam Maxi Dress
Snapped a pic of the most beautiful stray cat I've ever seen... just look how cute he is!
Cate Blanchett for Vogue, December 2004 Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
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Beijing Chinese Opera
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the bright blue decorations on traditional Chinese jewellery are enamel or metal work. However, historically, these were in fact made with tiny kingfisher feathers - and I mean TINY, having seen some similar pieces in person! The effect looks almost like silk embroidery and is a testament to the amount of craftsmanship that went into these pieces.