Category Archives: fashion

Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended), a Guest Post from Sharon Lathan

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on November 28, 2017. Enjoy!  For hundreds of years, until the invention of the camera, the only way to quickly and cheaply immortalize a loved one was through a shade, also referred to as a shadow … Continue reading

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Dressmaking During the Regency

Often in a Regency book, we find a situation where the woman requires a new day dress, gown, riding habit, etc. I was reading a book of late where the modiste finished several gowns in two days, but was that … Continue reading

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Ladies Court Dresses 17th – 20th Centuries, a Guest Post from Gianna Thomas

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on December 25, 2017. Enjoy!!!  A few months back, I did a post on the Peacocks of the 18th and 19th Centuries showing the elaborate embroidery done on the men’s court suits. Am I still … Continue reading

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Did Richard II “Invent” the Handkerchief?

Okay, I will admit up front the history of Richard II’s reign is NOT my area of expertise, and so I do NOT mean this piece as a “history” lesson. Rather it is meant to be an interesting historical “tidbit.” … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? Guest Post from Martine Roberts

This post was originally posted on Austen Authors, but I thought it worthy of a second look. From Martine Roberts we have a post on our favorite Austen hero (or it that our favorite bad boy)? IT is a truth universally … Continue reading

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Life Below Stairs: Servants as a Status Symbol

A trend we incur during the Victorian era was the obsession to have more servants than one’s neighbors or comparable members of one’s social circles. It was “Keeping up with the Joneses” with servants, rather than with expansive homes and … Continue reading

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Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

What do we know of Jane Austen’s cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, other than the fact she became Henry Austen’s wife? Austen’s sister in marriage was born in Calcutta, India, on 22 December 1761 to her British parents, Philadelphia Austen (sister … Continue reading

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