I am SOOOOO excited about the new shoes from American Duchess! Not only are these historically accurate, but they are so damn cute! Can’t wait to wear them around the office! I’m getting the brown, but I’m tempted to get a pair of the white and paint them some lovely color!
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been on tumblr much in quite some time. Unfortunately my new job no longer allows the time to curate the ole blog anymore, but I have been keeping up with my millinery. Another adventure I’ve embarked on is seeking out historically appropriate ribbons to use with my bonnets and hats and to provide them for other costumers and reenactors. Here are some of the offerings available in my Etsy shop. I hope you’ll keep me in mind if you are looking for vintage and historic ribbons!
Cabinet des Modes, April 1786.
Cabinet des Modes, February 1786.
Bonne d’Enfant, The Workers of Paris, 1824, by Georges Gatine.
The Nanny. Great detailing in this one- make sure you click through for the big version!
Gallery of Fashion, March 1798.
Le Follet. Courrier des Salons.
Probably circa 1840.
Elly Snowe’s private collection.
Fashion plate originally published in La Belle Assembleé issue no 26 of the New Series on 1 November, 1814. National Museums of Scotland.
The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, June 1807.
What a magnificent cloak! Yellow on yellow is a great combination and such a striking color! (Also: He’s hot)
Hi folks, I have a request. If you pin one of the fashions plates I post on pinterest, PLEASE make sure that you carryover the title of the publication and the date. I keep seeing a lot of my fashion plates without the details, and while they do link back to the source, I don’t think people should have to take the extra step to see what they are looking at. Dates and sources are incredibly important for folks doing research, so let’s not make it harder for them to find the information they need.
Now here’s a picture of me making a funny face in a historic costume:
Gallery of Fashion, July 1798.
Another yellow court gown. May I take a moment to point out the most epic feather in the history of feathers.
La Belle Assemblee, Dress of the Court of France, 1819.
Another beautiful court gown as an apology. I don’t typically like yellow very much, but this is such a bright and cheery color that I can forgive it!
Gallerie des Modes, 1781.
My apologies for my lack of posts, readers. My new job is frying my brain. I come home and can barely put a coherent sentence together, so tumblin’ is dropping off the to-do list. I’ll try harder.
As an apology, here are some magnificent court gowns!