Thursday, September 25, 2014

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Custom Color/Additional Children's Sizing and Women's Sized Limited Coming Soon!

If the post title didn't give it away already, we have fantastic and huge huge HUGE news for you, our followers, fans, and customers!

We are so happy and excited to announce that Lilith et Adalia will be offering Custom Color/Additional Children's Sizing and Women's Sizing in the near future! The plan is to have this in work until the end of this year and into early-mid 2015!

We are also restructuring our releases to be "Seasonless", meaning we will be releasing capsule collections based on various themes throughout the year, and yes, for both Children and Adults! The collections will not fit into the usual "Spring/ Summer and Fall/Winter" but instead, inspired by "themes" that range from the whimsical, to the ultra-girly, to the dark and elegant, and more.

There is quite a bit to explain here on the changes so lets get started!

What prompted this ground-breaking decision?

Well, we realized that not only were we getting countless requests for additional children's sizes and multiples of each dress, but we were also getting many adults asking for our designs in their size as well. We at LeA have experience in the Women's apparel design field too, and one of our designers is a Lolita Fashion seamstress on the side (you can visit her blog here: DIXMACABRE SEWING CHRONICLE), so we thought "Hey, why don't we just go for it!". After discussing for a couple months about how to handle the change, we decided to quit resting on our laurels and make it public.

Let us begin with information on how Children's Additional Sizing will work going forward.

What sizes will be offered?

We will be offering garments in Girls sizes 2T-8Y in the beginning. We are unsure of sizes 10-14 at this time, but we would love to offer that someday. Not all dresses however will be available in all sizes. This will depend on both fabric availability and dress design.

How else will the garments be limited?

The garments we can offer in multiple sizes will be limited. We can only acquire so much of certain fabrics and therefore we are limited in how many of a single garment we can offer. This goes especially for printed dresses. With solid colored dresses we have a bit more freedom. Once our sizing becomes more solid, we will be very clear on what we can and can't offer.

Will you offer custom colors?

Yes, we will offer colorways of various dresses based on fabric availability. This only applies to solid color dresses. We are thinking of offering our previous designs in new custom colorways in addition to more sizes. Which dresses will we offer? Not decided fully yet, but we do have a few in mind (Leandre la ReineBernadette, and Rosalie, for starters.) We may also alter the designs slightly in future releases. We will offer a color card and graphic chart displaying all our available colors. This will be very limited in the early stages.

Will all of your new and up-and-coming items be offered in multiple sizes?

Yes, that is the goal. Again, whats available will be based on the factors discussed above.

Can I order one dress design in two sizes?

Yes you can based on fabric availability. We may have to block out certain sizes due to fabric yardage restrictions. Feel free to convo us to know in advanced what he have available.

How long will it take to make a dress in a new additional size/color option?

We will offer our original designs in their original color in the Size 5-6 sample size going forward as we have done in the past. This size/color will be available to ship right away. All other sizes will have a 3-4 week make time. Please consider this lead time when ordering. Once the garment is sold in it's original size and colorway (we only make one), any additional dresses in Size 5-6 will be made to order following that sale. Always check the garment's Etsy listing for its current availability.

Additional Information about Children's Custom/Additional Sizing:
  • Though this skews our original motto of "one-of-a-kind garments" for children, please understand that each garment is one of it's kind in the respect that no garment will be exactly the same even if we make multiples. Fabric qualities may differ slightly, and we will make note of that in each listing. Every dress is handmade by us the designers so there will be slight variation in how how each dress comes out as well. 
  • When offering multiple colors, said colors will also be limited in how they can be coordinated. If you would like to order something truly custom in your own desired colors that we do not offer, please feel free to send us a message and we will be happy to accommodate you. However, please be advised that this will incur an additional fee and a private listing on Etsy will be created for you. Remember, solid colored dresses only.
  • We cannot begin work on a made-to-order dress without upfront payment as this is how Etsy is structured. If for any reason you decide to cancel, we will need to deduct from your purchase price for the time spent starting your order (deduction will vary and will be made more clear soon). If for any reason we at Lilith et Adalia cannot complete you request, you will receive a full refund. 
  • We cannot offer "custom designs" at this time. Customers can only choose from what designs we have available. Customizability is limited to color and size.
  • We cannot offer all of our previous dresses in additional sizes. Many of these fabrics we no longer have and cannot obtain again. Most of our custom/multi size items will be new items and revamps/reworks of our older items. New listings will be created for these items. The old one-of-a-kind dresses from our Petite Antoinette Collection will remain one size only in their current listings and remain on sale. 
  • We cannot offer made-to-measure custom garments. We are creating our own standard sizing based on industry standards. These measurements will be made clear in each listing.
Now for information on how Women's Sizing will work!

Pinch yourself, you are not dreaming!

For months, on Tumblr and Facebook, and even among personal friends and acquaintances, we've been hearing the constant question and cry:

"Will you ever make this in women's size? I wish this came in my size!"

So guess what guys, we listened!

Even though initially we started this as a strictly Children's Wear business and had no plans on changing that, but when the demands were high, we couldn't sit here and ignore it. Since business was stagnating a bit, we had to take a second look. What were our fans and customers asking for? And the answer became very clear what we needed to do.

In addition to multiple sizes for Children, we are going to offer a limited collection of Women's Size garments throughout the coming year (or even as soon as this year, who knows?)

So how will this work? Let's break it down!

We will be starting things off by creating Women's Sized versions of the following dresses:
Our ruched bodice dress a la Marie Antoinette will soon take on a brand new and mature look when she is all grown up! Expect this dress in a couple brand new color options! We were thinking burgundy and royal green, maybe a royal blue and ivory, and even remaking this colorway for a matching style. The back will be fully shirred in the Women's version for various fit options.

Now here is a design we really want to expand upon, not only in a Women's sized version, but also in new colorways, fabrications, and designs for the Child's version. We LOVE the whole mock two-piece look, and we have received lots of positive feedback on it from our fans and followers (and we want to design more versions!) Expect some new looks in Children's and the Women's version to follow. We may revisit this in Women's size by making it an actual two-piece where you can interchange the skirts with different bodices. Depending on the design, the Women's version and new Child's versions will be fully shirred in the back. 

In the Women's version of this dress, we will be using a different fabric and color, and modifying the design of this dress a bit for more of an updated look. That will be decided later in full, but we are thinking we should open up the bodice design a bit and add some trim to the princess seams - or something. The skirt design will remain unchanged, except we want to add some bows (as originally planned with the child's version, but didn't work out.)

This iconic Chemise silhouette is the perfect candidate for a Women's sized version don't you all agree? The overall proportion will remain mostly unchanged. The fabrication will be a similar lightweight cotton but we are unsure if it will remain a clip dot. The fabrication for the sash may remain organza, or become a taffeta or other cotton fabric. The back will be fully shirred at the back.

Going forward we will be offering additional colors on a made-to-order basis for Women's sizes, info on how that will work will come later.

We will also be releasing new designs in Women's in relation to our capsule collection themes, which may match back to their mini counterparts ("Mommy and Me" "Big Sis Little Sis" matching styles) or coordinate with their mini counterparts with color and fabrication. The amount of these we can make will be very limited and varied from style to style, so please keep that in mind.

Each dress in Women's size will at first be previewed here on our blog, on our Facebook page, our Tumblr, and on Twitter. Following the preview, the dresses will be released on Etsy on a one-of-a-kind basis, each at its set price. Once those dresses sell, that will be it until new ones are released.

These dresses will have either full or partial elastic shirring for ease of fit, and detailed measurements will be given for each dress. The sizing is estimated at a US Size 4-8. Some dresses may fit up to a US 10. No decision yet on if and when larger sizes will be offered as this is still new for us.

Please note that you will need a petticoat for these Women's sized dresses to make them poofy, because these will not have built in crinoline like their mini counterparts! 

Feedback here will be extremely appreciated! Our Women's sized garments are perfect for our Lolita Fashion lovers, or those of you who love vintage, whimsical, and elegant garments. Feel free to purchase and wear them however you like once they become available! They are not limited to any single customer demographic! But get them while you can because they will be very limited in the early stages.

We are so happy to announce this and we hope you all are happy too!

Thank you for reading!

- Lilith et Adalia Team

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our First Dress Sale! Ysebel de Pompadour!

Our crowning moment has happened everyone! We made our first sale in July 2014! Took us long to announce it here, we apologize, but better late than never right? It was a long time coming, and we have a very long way to go (we still have 11 dresses left for sale, yikes! But we aren't losing sight of our goals or becoming discouraged!) We were so excited and thrilled that it finally happened!

The dress was sold to the lovely mom Sarah F. for her beautiful daughter Anne Collette (with a beautiful name to match!) She adored the dress which fit her daughter perfectly. Sarah was thrilled with her purchase and is enthralled with our work! We couldn't be prouder at that moment! She happily gave us our first review at 5 stars!

Sarah has given us permission to share this fantastic photo of her daughter wearing the Ysebel de Pompadour dress in all it's splendor. Photo credit to Sarah's photographer Paula Gofourth.

We even made a complementary bow to match as a token of our gratitude. We will be making our long expected accessory line available in our shop very soon! Due to our restructure, we have halted creating new pieces, but never fear, we will be back on track before you know it! More details coming soon.

Please visit our Etsy Shop to see what we have left in stock. Remember, all our current styles are available in one size only, Girls Size 5-6, and please refer to our listed measurements for more accurate sizing details.

All our hard work is slowly beginning to come to fruition. Please stay with us and continue to support our growing brand!

Thank you all for reading!

- Lilith et Adalia Team

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lilith et Adalia on Society6!

Hello followers, fans, and customers! We are very sorry for the unannounced hiatus of our blog. We had quite a busy summer, and post release "restructuring" of our business agenda (which we will announce very soon so stay tuned!)

But first we would like to announce here that we have opened up a shop on the website...

What is Society 6 you ask?
Well it's a site where artists can upload their work to be printed on items such as t-shirts, hoodies, iPhone cases, mugs, totes, wall clocks, pillows and more! We have our own page there at, where you can view our gallery of all available prints and all the items available. We get a percentage of every sale that is made with our art. It's a great way for us to get our work out there without needing to do the actual printing ourselves. It's a neat concept, but we do hope in the future that we can do this on our own. This is just the start.

Many people initially wanted to see things like this from us, so we hope that we have pegged your interest!

Here is a preview of a few of our available items!
Click the photo to visit our page!

Please do check out our shop over there! We would greatly appreciate it!
We hope to upload some new art soon.

More posts with great news are coming, so please stick around! Big things are happening for us over at Lilith et Adalia, and we hope you all stay on for the ride.

Thank you for reading!

- Lilith et Adalia Team

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lilith et Adalia's "Petite Antoinette" Available Now On Etsy!

The long awaited day is finally here, the Grand Opening of our Etsy Shop and first collection debut! All dresses are now available for purchase! Each dress, as we always say, is one-of-a-kind! See a dress you absolutely adore for your little one? Grab it before it’s gone!
Thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement! Accessory line is coming soon, and a brand new collection is in the works!

"Celebrating and embracing the beauty of youthful femininity and individuality."

We at Lilith et Adalia present the inspiration video for our season debut, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Petite Antoinette! We designed an entire collection of Children’s dresses inspired by 18th Century fashion and aesthetics. 
The collection consists of 12 dresses, some of which featured in this video, which are each the only one of their kind! 
Each dress is available for purchase at our Etsy Shop:
Snag one for your little one while they are available, remember, once a dress is sold, it’s gone!
You can find us at the following social media sites:

Thank you for viewing!
(Credit for video clips: Marie Antoinette, 2006 film by Sofia Coppola)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lilith et Adalia Spring/Summer 2014 "Petite Antoinette": Debut pt. 2

Guess what everyone, Part II is here! All Twelve of our Twelve dresses will now be revealed! The excitement, the anticipation, can you feel it? We sure can! We've got butterflies for sure!

Our official Etsy Shop Debut will be Monday, March 24th! Mark the date! Remember, there is only ONE of each dress available, so once it's gone, that's it! We can only do custom on a case-by-case basis that has not been finalized.

Coming soon we will also feature accessories made with the help of our fellow team member, Kim (also the artist of Lil Dauphine!) More details on that later!

And now here is Part II of our big reveal! All Twelve of our glorious dresses now here for all to see!

With a full sweep and lots of fabric, Marie la Dauphine is a dress fit for a real princess. Made of pink cotton sateen, overlaid in a dusty rose organza, and decorated with beads and ribbon rosettes, it exudes royalty. One of our more formal pieces, great for any fancy gathering. It's trimmed with beautiful ribbon rosettes and small crystal beads.

This is our beautiful teal cotton dress, Duchess Ivanna featuring a gorgeous red and pink floral motif grounded by polkadots. It's trimmed with red iridescent silk hand-tied bows atop pintuck details at the front, and matching sash. The sleeves are elasticated raglan for comfort and ease of wear. The back waist features transparent pearlized iridescent buttons and detachable grosgrain waist ties. Perfect for casual park picnics or the more formal tea party, your little one will be adorable in this lovely piece!

Crisp, super fluffy, and sweet, our Therese dress is sure to be any little one's dream! Made of Mint Green Silk Shantung, and overlaid with a matching iridescent organza, it's a show-stopper. This is the fluffiest dress of all in our Spring/Summer 2014 collection! It's fully lined and contains ruffled crinoline for even more poof! We decorated the bodice with an elegant pintuck panel, and a ruffle adorned with multi colored ribbon rosettes. The dress also features a mix of satin and grosgrain ribbon trims. Dress up, or dress down, this dress is sure to be a fun wear for your little one.
This is another style that features our  fully elasticated for ease of wear and fit versatility.

Pretty in Pink and embellished with flowers and satin bows, Tempeste de Amor is one of our sweetest pieces. Made of a cotton sateen woven floral stripe jacquard, it's soft to the touch and comfortable. 
The back waist is fully elasticated for ease of wear and size versatility as well.
Perfect for a casual picnic or day outing, this fluffy pink dress is sure to make your little one smile.

Inspired by the famous paintings of Madame de Pompadour, we emulated the Madame's exquisite bow embellishment bodice detail on our own. We chose however, a much more pastel and subdued color combination. One of our more formal pieces, it's great for any fancy gathering. 

Our second dress inspired by Marie Antoinette's infamous Chemise dresses (you can see her sister, Vienna de Lune in the previous post), our Ophelia dress is comfortable, airy, and simple. Made of a lightweight embroidered cotton, its sure to be an effortless wear. A green shantung sash brightens her up nicely. The front bodice is gathered for an added touch. The back features large self-fabric covered buttons. 

Excited yet? Because we sure are! We put all our greatest effort into creating these stunning pieces for you all. Since they are handmade, and not factory made, expect some minor imperfections. Doing this was a great learning experience for us, and going forward, the dresses will be more and more perfect every time. We appreciate your support of our work!

Easter this year is April 20th! Order soon if you want to receive our dresses in time for Easter!

And that's it! You have seen all of the Spring/Summer 2014 garment line! As we mentioned before, accessories are on the way, in about a months time we should be ready to offer some! Get even more excited.

This isn't it for us, after we learn from this selling run, we will continue with our next season, Winter/Holiday! What do we have in store? You will have to wait and see! For now, get ready for the Etsy shop debut, again the date is:

Monday, March 24th, 2014!

Thank you for your support,
The Lilith et Adalia Team

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lilith et Adalia Spring/Summer 2014 "Petite Antoinette": Debut pt. I

The moment everyone has been waiting for has now arrived! After months of planning, fabric and trim hunting, fabric hauling, sewing mercilessly, photography, and heavy promotion and building of anticipation all over our social media sites (and among friends and family!) we at Lilith et Adalia are finally ready to present to all our fans and followers the completed garment line of Petite Antoinette Spring/Summer 2014! (Read our initial inspiration post here!)

Consisting of twelve stunning dresses, all one-of-a-kind, and handmade over the past few months by your two young designers, Aria and Jennifer. We placed all our hard work and effort into the creation of these pieces. Every dress is fully lined with soft poly taffeta, and fluffed with either honeycomb mesh crinoline or poly organza. Some have zippers, some buttons, some with full elastic. We used a variety of fabrics, such as printed and textured cottons, silk shantung, taffeta, organza, satin, and lightweight silks. Each dress also features a trim in a variety of techniques and types from self fabric to satin and grosgrain ribbon, ribbon rosettes, and lace!

Our official Etsy Shop Debut will be Monday, March 24th! Mark the date! Remember, there is only ONE of each dress available, so once it's gone, that's it! We can only do custom on a case-by-case basis that has not been finalized.

Coming soon we will also feature accessories made with the help of our fellow team member, Kim (also the artist of Lil Dauphine!) More details on that later!

So without further ado, here is Part I of our big reveal! Six of our Twelve glorious dresses.

Cotton Clip Dot Chemise Dress with Lilac Organza Sash

Inspired by Marie Antoinette's infamous Chemise dresses, our Vienna dress is comfortable, airy, and simple. Made of a lightweight clip dot cotton, its sure to be an effortless wear. A lilac organza sash brightens her up nicely. The front bodice is gathered for an added touch. There is also the beautiful ruffle details on the neckline and sleeves. The sleeves are a modest elbow length. The back closure utilizes purple pearlized plastic buttons. This dress will do nicely for formal occasions as well as more casual carefree ones.

Green Striped Seersucker Dress with Ivory Taffeta Sash and Embroidered Lace Neckline

Seersucker: classic, vintage, and comfortable. Our Adrianna de Riviere seersucker dress features an embroidered lace neckline, ivory silk taffeta sash, and matching covered buttons at the back. Perfect for a garden walk, picnic, or tea party! Dressed up or dressed down, this will make the perfect addition to your child's wardrobe.

Powder Blue Shantung and White Striped Cotton Mock Two Piece Dress

We just adore this silhouette and we hope you do too! The Bernadette dress features a mock two-piece look: It's all one dress! The bodice is made of powder blue shantung, adorned with ruffles, a faux button placket with self fabric covered buttons, and a matching bow. The skirt is a crisp white striped seersucker, perfect for the warm weather. The straps are elastic, creating a beautiful ruffle effect.

This would make a lovely dress for an elegant boat outing followed by a lakeside picnic! That's what we imagined when we designed this dress. Top it off with a straw hat and you're little one is ready! 

The back waist is fully elasticated for ease of wear and size versatility, an innovation we will definitely utilize going forward!

Blue Silk Shantung Dress with Burgundy Sash and Ruffle Bodice Detail

Our beautiful blue shantung dress, Leandre la Reine, with burgundy satin pleated sash and waist ties. This dress features an exquisite ruching ruffled detail on the front bodice, inspired by a costume worn by Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in the 2006 Sofia Coppola film. With puffed elastic raglan sleeves, it is an easy wear. It's a simple yet elegant silhouette perfect for any formal occasion. 

Peach Striped Shantung Dress with Rosette and Ruffle Details

One of our more delicate pieces, this Peach Silk Shantung dress is definitely for your most formal occasions. With its lovely ruffle attributes, and tonal rosette ribbon trim, it's elegant and refined. Inspired by various dresses from the Rococo Era of France in the 18th century, and named after a pivotal character in the famous anime/manga Rose of Versailles by Ryoko Ikeda, it exudes aristocratic flair. 
Treat this dress with great care to ensure it's lasting beauty. This is meant to serve as an heirloom once it's gotten its fair bit of wear.

Lilac Floral Print Cotton Dress with Shantung Belted Sash and Satin Ties

Regal yet wonderfully sweet, our Petite Dubarry dress is sure to keep all eyes on your adorable little one. With off-white organza flutter sleeves, stunning belt buckle, and not to mention the beautiful lilac floral printed cotton, it's simply beautiful. This dress also features a "faux button" waist tie. The button however is non-functional and only serves for a stylistic touch. Perfect for a garden walk, picnic, or tea party!

Excited yet? Because we sure are! We put all our greatest effort into creating these stunning pieces for you all. Since they are handmade, and not factory made, expect some minor imperfections. Doing this was a great learning experience for us, and going forward, the dresses will be more and more perfect every time. We appreciate your support of our work!

Easter this year is April 20th! Order soon if you want to receive our dresses in time for Easter!

Stay tuned, Part II is coming soon!

Thank you for your support,
The Lilith et Adalia Team

Friday, February 14, 2014

Things We Love: Neoclassical Enchantment

Hello followers! Today we bring you a special Valentines Day Weekend special Things We Love post, Neoclassical Enchantment. 

Today, (and this extra special weekend, long weekend for those of you here in the US), we celebrate love in all its forms. Valentine's Day isn't just for couples in love, but to spread the warmth of your heart with friends and family. It's a day we set aside to recognize those we love in our lives. Everyday with our loved ones is special, but lets be sure to set aside some personal time to really let that shine. 

In relation to this wonderfully romantic and loving time, we hand picked and "created" a few fashion items that we feel evoke this. The Neoclassical period of Art History was not short of this cloying and exuberant romanticism, so we felt it undoubtably appropriate to feature items that give off that artistic feel ⎯ rather literally in fact!  

Dolce and Gabbana Kids
Cherub Floral Shift Dress

We absolutely adore this piece. D&G is never short of extravagant and graphic prints and embellishments, even for their Children's Wear line. This piece definitely inspires us. Any little girl can be a walking work of art! The delicate floral and the glaring and mischievous yet classic and elegant cherub is the perfect touch to an otherwise simple floral shift dress. The romantic sleeves are the perfect touch.

Next up we had a little fun with Neoclassical Art, pre-existing garments, and our trusty Adobe Photoshop. We superimposed the classic works of Pierre Auguste Cot onto garments! Sadly these aren't the real deal, but it can be real someday! 

Some of our followers who are fond of Lolita Fashion may be well aware of this design concept of "painting dresses", made popular by the classic lolita brand Julliete et Justine. They have come out with various versions of digitally printed painting dresses and skirts that are absolutely stunning. Also, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, another popular Lolita Fashion brand has recently released its own rendition

We at Lilith et Adalia, also fond lovers of and engagers in the fashion, definitely draw plenty of inspiration from it for our Children's Wear designs (how could we resist?) We also know plenty of Lolitas who follow our work as well! Shout outs to you guys for your support!

Fun with Photoshop
"Spring" by Pierre Auguste Cot (1873)
Simple Silk A-line Gathered Skirt

We are definitely channeling some of the influence of Juliette et Justine here. We love the simple silhouette paired with this gorgeous painting by Cot which features a loving couple together on a rope swing. This scene totally captures the love the two have for each other. You can see the trust they have in each other and their deep emotional connection. It's absolutely wonderful. We really wish this one were real! We hope to gain the capabilities for high quality digital printing someday so we can make these dreams reality.

Fun with Photoshop
"The Storm" by Pierre Auguste Cot (1880)
Classic Blouse with Bow Neckline and Cuffs

We couldn't help but feature another classic painting by the same artist. We love this one, the couple running together from the coming storm, not daring to let each other go, and using the shawl to protect each other from the rain. He holds her closely and tightly as they run off. They will be there for each other forever. What fun it would be to wear this on a blouse? Maybe a little mature for a little girl to wear, but we love the concept and will adapt! No matter the age, we all experiences love in many forms.

Now for some fitting accessories!

Red Rose Flower Crown

We LOVE these. No matter if you are young or old, you cannot deny the beauty and elegance of a floral crown. They are especially adorable on little ones. You also cannot be more classic than a bouquet of red roses. Stay tuned, we did tell you all that we were doing accessories right? You can be sure that we will be releasing some of our own!

Classic Patent Leather Mary Jane with Velvet Bow Detail

Sweet and simple, we'll end with this gorgeous patent leather Mary Jane. The velvet bows scream elegance. Can we even say more?

Bonus: Beauty by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Oh one more thing! We'd like to include a little bonus video that features the Neoclassical, Pastoral, and Romantic themes that we love so much. Do watch and enjoy!

We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a wonderful Valentine's Day! We here in New York haven't been having the best week weather wise and this weekend looks no better, but we hope having your loved ones near, no matter where you are or what you do together, makes you happy.

Thanks for reading!

- Lilith et Adalia Team

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Illustrations of Lilith et Adalia: Les Petites

Who are "Les Petites" you ask? For those of you who follow us on Tumblr, you may already know them. But do you want to know more about how they came to be? Keep reading and you will be sure to find out!

The concept itself couldn't be simpler, what if we could recreate famous paintings and portraits of women in history in our own form, an adaptation of sorts that evoke a sort of "neoclassicism" of our own? Instead of the women themselves, how about the children we cater to? We imagined, we thought, and Les Petites were born.
Our first adaptation was the famous portrait of Marie Antoinette in her infamous Chemise dress whilst holding a flower, titled Marie Antoinette en Chemise by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun,1783. We chose this as our first because Rococo and Marie Antoinette were our main inspirations for our upcoming Spring 2014 line, and the chemise dress is one of our most favorite.
You can see this illustration featured as our Bloglovin' icon here on the bottom left panel of our blog homepage as a matter of fact!

At first, this was illustrated on a whim, and not intended to be part of a group or collection of any kind, but this one turned out so nicely that we thought, "Let's do more!"

We liked the whole vintage seal look and floral frame that screams elegance (frame design by Victorian children's book artist Kate Greenway by the way, not Rococo but that's okay), so we went with it.

And so more followed...
Petite L'Escarpolette! Based on The Swing (or by French title L'Escarpolette, see what we did there!) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1767.
We couldn't stay away from this one. The Swing is such an iconic Rococo painting, how could we go without adapting it to our brand image? We opted for the little lady sitting in her little rope swing - without the mischievous boy peeking of course!

We kept thinking, who next? We decided to stay within our seasonal theme of Rococo art pieces and figures, and who other should we harken back to next but the finest...
Madame De Pompadour by François Boucher 1750.

Despite her being head mistress to Louis XV, and gaining her importance through this, she still remains an iconic and influential woman of her time―in fashion, decor, and even in the political realm. You can read a short biography about her life here. 
As seen in the original famous painting, we can't get over the gorgeous ribbon detailing of her silken and billowy dresses. We had to recreate that in our version. Her head however, we adorned with a flower crown for an added touch of youthful sweetness. And she wouldn't be the worldly and educated little lady the Madame was without her book in tow. Madame De Pompadour was well known for her vast collection of literature ranging from novels to full historical encyclopedias.

You can do us at Lilith et Adalia a big favor by reblogging our Petites on Tumblr! Follow the tag...

The Illustrations of Lilith et Adalia is now a Blog Series! More installments coming, and lots more art on the way!

Remember you can see our art first and as they debut on our Tumblr! We sporadically add our own artistic creations there at no real scheduleyay for spontaneity! You never know when the creative spark hits after all.

We appreciate your reblogs of our work as well. We at LeA would be nothing without our fans and followers! Never forget that!

- The Lilith et Adalia Team