Just to stir the pot and give another view on the rivalry between the English and their cousins across the Channel, here is another fine… Read More »And how the French view the English…. (1814)
It has to be said: the French cartoonists gave as good as they got from the likes of Richardson and Gillray. I like this etching,… Read More »How the French (cartoonists) viewed the English.
A perusal of the online version of the Daily Mail suggests a contemporary fascination with “wardrobe malfunctions” and whether or not fashionistas on the red… Read More »A look at what lies beneath… fashion 1796 – 1818
We live in a world where women travel to countries such as Brazil or Turkey to have injections to ‘enhance’ their posteriors. We are bombarded… Read More »Before butt implants & bust augmentation… another peep!
It is about time I did justice to those enormous head dresses which dominated the latter part of the 18th Century – those monstrous edifices… Read More »If you want to get a head, get a hairpiece…
I was delighted to attend the Press Day at the Palace this week to have a preview of the latest exhibition, entitled Style & Society… Read More »Now on at the Queen’s Gallery: Style & Society – Dressing the Georgians
At present I am researching milliner’s shops in the 1780s – an esoteric subject, I appreciate, but one which is fascinating. It is part of… Read More »Inside a Milliners Shop – a morning ramble.
A rather nice engraving from one of the clan of Dightons who helped illuminate the Georgian era – this one by Robert Dighton who lived… Read More »An interesting Robert Dighton – “A fashionable lady in dress & undress” – from 1807
I came across this scene depicting a wedding ceremony in the eighteenth century and it reminded me of the various times Richard Hall mentions weddings… Read More »A few thoughts on marriage …. 18th century style