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Post by emr » Tue April 29th, 2014, 6:29 am

It looks like a bib gone wild.
Besides being the wrong color and probably the wrong fabric, shouldnt that ruff match the ruffles on her sleeves? since the idea behind the ruff is making it look an ornament of the chemise. (usually white)
I've found a little extreme example of what I mean:
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Ruff aside, the entire scene on the upper part of the cover gives me the impression that she is wearing a huge carnival mask with a painting... Unfortunate cover.
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Post by Misfit » Wed April 30th, 2014, 5:30 pm

Is this the gal in the blue dress?

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Post by Misfit » Wed April 30th, 2014, 10:09 pm

I think I have a match.

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I don't much care for either version.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 1st, 2014, 8:31 am

[quote=""emr""]It looks like a bib gone wild.
Besides being the wrong color and probably the wrong fabric, shouldnt that ruff match the ruffles on her sleeves? since the idea behind the ruff is making it look an ornament of the chemise. (usually white)
I've found a little extreme example of what I mean:
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Ruff aside, the entire scene on the upper part of the cover gives me the impression that she is wearing a huge carnival mask with a painting... Unfortunate cover.[/quote]

her head and hands actually look disembodied - that ruff looks like it's about to turn into a helicopter and fly off! :eek:
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Post by DianeL » Thu May 1st, 2014, 11:32 pm

emr, you make me want to find some way to use the phrase "bib gone wild" - it's just too good!
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Post by Misfit » Fri May 2nd, 2014, 2:48 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]emr, you make me want to find some way to use the phrase "bib gone wild" - it's just too good![/quote]

That bib is something. Some of the covers below I think we've posted before, but found a new match on the left.

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Post by Nefret » Fri May 2nd, 2014, 4:15 pm

In the fourth cover, I want them to move so I can see the ship. :p
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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Post by Misfit » Fri May 2nd, 2014, 4:44 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]In the fourth cover, I want them to move so I can see the ship. :p [/quote]

I love old ships. I recall visiting a spot in San Francisco with some lovely old ships on display. Managed at that time by the National Park Service.
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Post by emr » Fri May 2nd, 2014, 6:42 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]her head and hands actually look disembodied - that ruff looks like it's about to turn into a helicopter and fly off! :eek: [/quote]

The woman in the painting? The first time I saw it I thought of a cake on a plate with a lace paper. :D
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Post by emr » Fri May 2nd, 2014, 6:42 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]emr, you make me want to find some way to use the phrase "bib gone wild" - it's just too good![/quote]

:D :cool: :D
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