Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

The third and final installment of Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814 is up on my blog now.   I’ll be posting the rest of the fashion plates on tumblr over the last few days.  

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et merveilleuses de 1814, Published 1815.

A new post is up on my blog with some of the plates from this lovely publication!

Dames a la Mode

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

ellysnowe:

Fashion plate.
Le Follet.
Probably circa 1840.

Elly Snowe’s private collection.

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!

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!

The Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dress, November 1819. 

THAT. PELISSE.  Easily one of the loveliest things I have ever posted on this here tumblr.  The colors are so gorgeous and I adore that trim work. 

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Promenade or Sea Beach Costumes, October 1810. 

What secrets are they sharing?  If I was the girl in the white, it would be “I will cut you if you don’t give me that awesome pink overdress” (The overdress is described as an “Egyptian Tunic” in the description). 

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821. 

What a gorgeous cloak!  It looks so lush and cozy!