sevres porcelain

WHAT IS SÈVRES PORCELAIN?

"Sèvres was a popular factory for the commission and production of royal and diplomatic gifts, as well as for direct purchases by royal families and the aristocracy. Marie Antoinette was an early supporter, ordering vase garnitures, teawares and dinner-services. In 1782 Louis-Philippe de Bourbon, duc de Chartes, ordered an elaborate bleu celeste service for the … Continue reading WHAT IS SÈVRES PORCELAIN?

THE PERSIAN CARPET

THE PERSIAN CARPET

Oriental carpets are carpets (also known as rugs) that are produced in the Orient. Geographically, oriental rugs are made in an area referred to as the “Rug Belt”, which stretches from Morocco across North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia and northern India. It includes countries like China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Maghreb … Continue reading THE PERSIAN CARPET

HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS by Balissande Finishing School, teaching etiquette and timeless style

HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. An art critique can be given by anyone - a young kid on his first trip to an art museum or a professional critic with a PhD in the Arts. It can be as simple as verbally expressing emotive reactions to an art piece or … Continue reading HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

Ever had your skirt fly up to your waist, revealing your panty? Ever wondered if there was a fashion hack for keeping skirts and dresses down? If yes, then you've come to the right place. We, at Balissande Finishing School, are happy to say there is indeed a way to solve this issue. Dress weights! … Continue reading 4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS by Balissande Finishing School

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS

There are many types of art events happening all over a city at a given time. There are art shows, gallery openings, demonstrations, meet-and-greets, auctions, exhibitions, and much more. In this article, we will share a few basic tips that will help you navigate the world of art with ease and pleasure. 1.. When attending … Continue reading ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS