Incroyables et merveilleuses de 1814, Published 1815.
A new post is up on my blog with some of the plates from this lovely publication!
I’ve just put up a new blog post about collet necklaces in Regency fashion plates, with lots of detailed images. Plus this awesome one:
Fashions of London and Paris, February 1811
Now offering period appropriate 18th and 19th century paste jewelry in my Etsy shop, including hard-to-find collet necklaces. These are made with vintage glass stones and are absolutely gorgeous. Click on the pictures to be taken to the listings, but keep in mind that I’ve only started listing stuff so I’ll have more available soon!
Would you happen to have any pictures of regency (more specifically war of 1812) era embroidery on reticules? I need some authentic ideas for the little purse I'm making and someone pointed me to you!
I don’t have any that are specific, but I do have a tag on embroidery. Perhaps there is something there that can help you!
Why yes, that is a weeping angel, Captain Jack Harkness, his (real-life) husband, and me, Madame Vastra. Dragoncon is the strangest and most magical place on earth!
(PS Scott Gill has nice abs!)
AMAZING new American Duchess shoes! These are accurate Regency Walking boots, with leather soles even! I’ve been begging her to makes these boots since she started, so I couldn’t be more thrilled. BUT! They have a strict pre-order and you only have until September 1st, so get them while you can!
They also come in white, so you can dye them any color. Dyeing the shoes is amazingly easy, by the way, so don’t hesitate to try it!
I’m going to get a pair in white and dye them dark green!
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818.
I’ve started selling paper millinery flowers in my Etsy shop. I’ve been doing a lot of research on flowers in 18th and 19th century millinery and am so captivated by the lovely way they used flowers and leaves. I’ll post some inspiration images over the next few days.
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.