Love was in the era. It was a period of grand gestures. There, the etiquette of flirtation was cultivated and scandalously abandoned. Romance lived on the pages of love letters from Prince Albert to the chapters of timeless novels by the Brontë sisters. Their words still elicit excitement, reflection, joy, hope, and love. Without further ado,... Continue Reading →
You must know of the grandeur, of romance and challenges. Worn photographs and classics embody yesteryear. It is from the black and white of portraits and inked pages that the idea of mood boards was born. These collages showcase the most darling era in all their glory. The Lightkeeper's Daughter Inspired by the heroics of Victorian... Continue Reading →
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 →
The "Gibson Girl" was a pen-and-ink drawing by New York artist Charles Dana Gibson that first appeared in the 1890s. Characterized by her hourglass figure and soft hair piled into a chignon, the Gibson Girl represented the ideal American girl.