Life was about beauty. Or rather, it was about obtaining status in marriage. In order to garner the attention of a gentleman, one must be lovely and fair. Therefore, a lady's toilette held many a hushed secret to "natural" beauty. Though some treatments proved fruitless (and even toxic), Victorian ladies found a myriad of recipes... Continue Reading →
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Letter perfect! Read post on creative Victorian courtship correspondence such as codes, letters of refusal, and advertisements!
Do you know of the hidden gems embedded in Victorian jewelry? Once upon a time, pendants were much more than mere ornaments. They were insignia. Each design carried motifs and qualities with precious meaning, supposedly describing its owner. Victorian ladies were what they wore, so to speak. For example, a necklace with a holly design... Continue Reading →