Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Epic shade-throwing from the guy in the tophat…

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

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Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818. 

I’ve started selling paper millinery flowers in my Etsy shop.  I’ve been doing a lot of research on flowers in 18th and 19th century millinery and am so captivated by the lovely way they used flowers and leaves.  I’ll post some inspiration images over the next few days. 

I hope you’ll check out my shop for paper flowers and historic ribbons (we can’t forget the ribbons!)

La Belle Assemblee, Dress of the Court of France, 1819. 

Another beautiful court gown as an apology.  I don’t typically like yellow very much, but this is such a bright and cheery color that I can forgive it!

Gallery of Fashion, July 1796. 

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

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821. 

One of the best uses of flowers to ever grace the pages of this blog! 

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, November 1790. 

Pretty girl!

The Workers of Paris, Bouquetiere (flowergirl), 1824. 

Isn’t she a beauty?  I love the bright color of her gown hidden behind a plain, white apron (with a pocket!), her lavish chemisette ruffle, and those cute little shoes!

Gallery of Fashion, December 1798. 

Ooooh I love both of these!  The yellow lining and accents on the blue is great, and the whole cut and fit of the white is charming!  I especially love the very subtle puffs on her sleeves!