Sunday, February 10, 2013

Five Years

Art by Thomas Dodd

So last Monday was a momentous occasion.  I had it written on my dayplanner and everything, and yet I've just been so busy I let it slip by without public notice.

Monday was the 5 year anniversary of The Beautiful Necessity. 

In honor of the occasion, I wanted to post the top five most popular blog entries here from the last five years. 

#5 Vogue Cult of Beauty with Saorise Ronan

Because who can blame you all for wanting to look at gorgeous pictures of a modern Stunner?

#4 Pre-Raphaelite Tresses

I'm pretty proud of this one, as it was one of my first forays into doing research on the morals of Victorian times and applying it to an understanding of the Brotherhood. 

Plus, you know....pretty hair.

#3 Singers Love the Lady of Shalott

Modern subtitle: why oh why did Alison Sudol recolor her hair?  :(

#2 Pre-Raphaelites on Model Mayhem

Am I sensing a "pretty ladies in pretty photos" theme here?

#1 Artistic Dress

This one was a surprise to me!  The top most viewed article in the five year history of The Beautiful Necessity is a short one I wrote summarizing the Artistic Dress Movement and its context in Victorian style. 

So there you have it folks!  Five years of The Beautiful Necessity, and hopefully we'll be celebrating our ten year anniversary before we know it!  In the mean time, I hear there's this modest little exhibition coming to Washington DC later this month.

Maybe I'll go... ;)


Robert Parry said...


"Simonetta Vespucci" (Ana A.L.P) said...

Congratulations! And Thanks for the Necessary Beauty!!

Alison said...

Many well deserved Congratulations!