BRING THAT BACK: LOCKETS & PERFUME BUTTONS

As our previous post about Buckle Jewelry touched on, the Victorians were a sentimental lot. They were accustomed to losing loved ones to disease, workplace accidents, and war, and so they built a culture that helped them to cope with these losses. In addition to buckle jewelry, lockets and perfume buttons were worn in remembrance... Continue Reading →

Bring That Back: Victorian Buckle Jewelry

Bring That Back: Victorian Buckle Jewelry As All Souls Day draws nigh, it seems fitting to shed light on the Victorians’ rich tradition of remembrance. In a time when one’s grasp on life was especially tenuous, mortality was keenly felt. Husbands lost their wives to childbirth, parents lost their infants to infection, women lost their... Continue Reading →

Shade on a Stick

The lace canopy that shields from torrents and sunbeams possesses a history that spans the centuries back to the East Indies 5000 years past. But the French popularized the hand-held accessory during the reign of King Louis XIV when couturiers would fabricate lavishly trimmed parasols to match splendid gowns. England caught a glimpse of this... Continue Reading →

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