I decided to take a few days break after finishing off the design of Stuart’s living room. It’s always good to rest and relax after a fairly big design project I have found. It really helps me to recharge my old batteries and get things into perspective for my next project.
I have a few coming up in fact, but on a small scale. That gives me some time to indulge in my passion.
Costumes, brooches and choker necklaces
Of course, if you have been reading my blog, you will know that I love Liberace. One of my favorite things to do is to go online and look at pictures of the great man and the elaborate costumes he would parade in. Not only was he supremely talented, but he had such a sense of style. I am a massive fan of both brooches and choker necklaces, I actually have quite a few in my collection, but none as stunning at those Liberace used to wear!
Anyway, I thought I would show you see a few of my favorite Liberace outfits.
This blue crazy quilt suit is a particular favorite. Liberace was known for his outlandish style, but this is fairly toned down. The thing that appeals to me most are the gorgeous boots and the quilt material. He also like to wear a beautiful choker necklace with this outfit.
I actually saw Liberace wear this costume at a concert at Radio City Hall. It was the best night of my life and one I will never, ever forget. Did you know that Liberace has a long standing design relationship with Michael Travis and they would often design costumes together.
This cape is just stunning! I love it so much. Did you know the feathers come from a large flightless bird found in Africa? I didn’t until I did more research into the costume. Liberace wore this on a few occasions, most notably with some of his stunning brooches he loved so much.
Perhaps one of Liberace’s most famous outfits, the Drum Major is made up of 1000’s upon 1000’s of rhinestones. The outfit also had a simply stunning pair of matching shoes.
What looks to be a very normal suit by Liberace standards is nothing of the sort. Filled with rhinestones, some of them forming the keys of a piano, this suit also had a elegant rhinestone piano brooch! I really do think this outfit is my favorite!
Love you all.