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!
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.
Gallery of Fashion, July 1796.
The green gown is a gorgeous color, and what an unusual bonnet she has!
The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, Morning Dresses, August 1807.
Oooh! What a lovely parasol!
Le Bon Ton (Published in the Lady’s Magazine), 1845.
Love those bold colors and the pairing of the contrasting bonnets.
The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, July 1807.
I almost didn’t post this one because the quality is so low, but a few elements were irresistable: the bright colors, “the coat trimmed all round with a border of small brown roses,” and the spats on his shoes- SWOON!
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1823.
This has everything I love about the early 1820s- the bold color, the dropped waist, the magnificent silhouette- so flattering!- and the masterful use of self-trim! Perfection.
Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dresses, March 1818.
I MUST HAVE THEM BOTH!
The Lady’s Museum, Morning Dress, September 1801.
I am in love with the bodice of the gal on the left. It almost looks like a shirtwaist or something! And her parasol looks so teeny!
Journal des Dames et des Modes (Published in Fashions of London and Paris), September 1799.
Beautiful color! Also, I’m fascinated by that unusual sleeve treatment.
Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805.
Proof that basic black doesn’t have to be boring! My favorite is actually the little tiara on the bottom right!
Cabinet des Modes, Walking Dress, October 1841.
What a striking shawl! It’s nice paired with the bright blue bonnet but a very light and un-ornamented gown.