Category Archives: period fashions

Happy Tudor Halloween!: the Flat Hood

Bloody Mary’s Hood of Preference So let us wring our hands and shine the flashlight under our chins while your Blog Hostess spins the final chapter of the Tudor England headresses. The Flat Hood is last in the “hood evolution,” … Continue reading

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a very Tudor Halloween: the English Hood

In case you’ve forgotten the trés obvious lead-in from the Monday’s post on the French hood] its cross-Channel-cousin was (oh, irony of ironies) the English hood. An angular contraption of bird-housy, geometric sensibilities that seems to imply self-castigation or taking … Continue reading

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A very Tudor Halloween: the French Hood

The crescent-shaped French hood, made popular in the cultural zeitgeist again thanks to the popularity of the Tudors in film and on TV is an easy Halloween hairpiece. Continue reading

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Portrait of royalty, and not the Hollywood variety

Originally posted on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD:
? Portrait of Princess Margaret in front of the portrait by Annigoni, by Cecil Beaton Last year Viscount Linley surprised everyone by buying back an Annigoni portrait of his mother, Princess Margaret, from a sale…

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video: the Devonshire House Ball of 1897

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Ko-ko-koshnik Time Machine! the 1903 Winter Ball

Okay, you either think the title is (1) uproarious like me, (2) cheese-tastic, or (3) you don’t know which cartoon I reference. Either way, hop in your DeLoreans, gun it up to 88 mph and let’s head to St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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trianon couture: la lévite

By 1782, more than one third of Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe consisted of our next featured frock, the lévite. Even further relaxed than its predecessor the robe à la polonaise, the lévite illustrates the ‘decomposition’ of the court fashions from the … Continue reading

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