I’ve launched a new jewelry line called The Josephine collection, named after Napoleon’s lovely wife.  These are very accurate reproductions of Georgian and Regency-era jewelry, using the best materials I can get my hands on, including my new custom-made collet settings, which are the most accurate on the market.  I’m so pleased with how lovely everything is and even more pleased that they are so versatile.  I hope you’ll check out my reproduction jewelry.

The Josephine Collection by Dames a la Mode

Fashion plates from Gallery of Fashion, 1795-1796 and a picture of my inspired-by look for a 1790s ball.  These are related to my recent blog post about diamond jewelry in 1790s fashion plates

I just listed a lot of new paper millinery flowers in my Etsy shop!  Have a hat or bonnet that needs a refresher for spring?  Flowers are always a lovely choice!

Some Georgian, Regency, and Edwardian Inspired paste glass jewelry available in my Etsy shop.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kendra, of the fabulous Demode, is writing a book about 18th century hairstyles!  And not only is it a historical reference- it is a how-to!  Incredibly exciting!  

But, she’s self-publishing and she has a campaign on Indiegogo to cover the printing costs.  You can pre-order the book for a discount and will help her defray the costs of publishing.  There is only 19 days left to support the book, so head on over and pre-order.  I know you won’t be disappointed!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/18th-century-hair-wig-styling-the-book

Now offering reproduction Georgian-Era girandole earrings in my Etsy shop, along with Georgian Collet Necklaces.  Enjoy :)

mimic-of-modes:

Gallant with beautiful watch, looking for the sun at noon to check it, he is dressed in a ciselé Velvet Coat, egg-shaped Buttons, English Stockings, etc. - Galerie des Modes, 58e Cahier, 2e Figure

You gotta love a man with striped stockings and comically huge buttons!

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!

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!

Gallery of Fashion, July 1796. 

The green gown is a gorgeous color, and what an unusual bonnet she has!

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!