Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

(Deepest apologies for my absence, readers!  I started a new job this week and have been working like a fool, so my blogging time has been nil.  In addition, my internet at home is being weird so it’s made keeping things updated challenging.  I’m trying!)

Gallerie des Modes, 1779. 

What a lovely combination of color, shape, and trim!

The Lady’s Magazine, Fashionable Dresses in the Rooms in Weymouth, 1774

These early Lady’s Magazine plates are little versions of the holy grail for me.  Even though the publication started in 1770 (and lasted into the 1830s!) it is so hard to find plates from before the 1800s.  Even the early issues that are on Google Books don’t have their plates with them- I suppose they have been torn out and collected up.  This is a nice plate in the collections of the V & A.  I do have a few more sent to be my wonderful and generous readers.  If you have any, do share!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

There is a lot of look here, but how sweet are those little shoes peeking out?

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Pretties!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778.

It is a blustery, cold morning here in Virginia and an outfit like this would be most welcome today!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Sorry for the long absence, readers!  I was in North Carolina for a week and now my parents are visiting, so I’ve been away from the computer.  Normal posting will resume on Monday!  

Robe à la Circassienne Garnie à la Chartres: la Coëffure de meme, Avec le Tableau des Evenements

1770s, via The Met

Fashion Plates from Gallerie des Modes featuring red and white gowns, 1778-1782.  

The purple and yellow gowns got a lot of likes and reblogs, so I thought I’d continue the trend and revisit some other gown combinations!  If you need details on any one in particular, just let me know!  Any other color combinations you would like to see?

Purple and Yellow gowns from Gallerie des Modes, 1778-1780.

(Source: damesalamode)

Gallerie des Modes, 1779.

I’ve posted this lovely riding habit before, by when the request for green and red was made, this was the plate that popped into my head, so I had to post it again!  Merry Christmas, you beauty!

vivelareine:

I was browsing through a book on Rose Bertin and couldn’t resist sharing this fashion caricature!

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And I couldn’t resist reblogging it! 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Such delightful little confections of toppers!  I can’t decide my favorite, but this second I’m leaning towards the cap on the top left.  

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

I love these bright colors!