Corriere Delle Dame, 1812. 

A big thank you to Julia, a very generous reader who shares scans of her fashion plates with us!  I adore this outfit- from the bonnet to the bands on her sleeves to the sweet little shoes!

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, July 1812. 

I can’t quite wrap my mind around that trim (are the loops held together with pearls?!) but it is certainly striking!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812. 

I need to get my hands on some orange wool and some faux ermine fur, RIGHT NOW.  This outfit must be mine!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812. 

I thought about doing mourning/black gowns, I thought about doing fancy dress,  but those all seemed too obvious, so instead I present you with two days of ORANGE!  Happy Halloween!

Lady’s Magazine, Morning Dress, October 1812. 

Oh what a sweet little bonnet and lovely pelisse!  This looks like a simple enough outfit to make- perhaps it should to into my to-make queue!

La Belle Assemblee, March 1812. 

Cute little ruffles around her neckline!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812.

How can you be sad when you’re wearing such a beautiful outfit?!

Lady’s Magazine, Evening Dress, November 1812. 

What a sweet little plate!

La Belle Assemblee, February 1812. 

This looks so warm and luxurious!

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La Belle Assemblee, Parisian Head Dresses, May 1812. 

I never posted this one here, so forgive the reblog.  The blue stovepipe bonnet on the top left is one of my all-time favorites!

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La Belle Assemblee, Ball Dress, August 1812. 

This one is a little…strange?  A little too many design elements thrown in for my tastes, but I do like the colors. 

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, February 1812. 

Very cool sleeves and what an unusual reticule!

La Belle Assemblee, Autumnal Pelissse, September 1812. 

Bee-you-ti-ful!

La Belle Assemblee, Riding Costume, August 1812. 

Beautiful color!

La Belle Assemblee, Morning Walking Dress, April 1812. 

Bold and gorgeous!