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Sunday Morning --- Victoriana of the Week

Last Sunday’s “Victoriana of the Week” mentioned this painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

“The Finding of Moses,” which sold for £265 in 1942, failed to find a buyer when it was offered at £250 eighteen years later, when Victorian art was out of fashion. 52 more words


Procrastination Nation: Tissot Portrait Dress Diary, Part 3

Hello again!  It’s been a while!  But I’m back, and this project is finished!  I didn’t work on it for a while because the bodice needed to get fitted, and I went to a Markland event, and auditions for the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, and interviewed for an internship, and then there was a blizzard…but enough of my excuses!   748 more words

Historical Sew Monthly 2015

The Hybrid Temporality of Steampunk

In literature, steampunk falls under the genre of speculative fiction. Steampunk can refer to modern narratives set in Victorian England or the American Old West. It can also be set in a futuristic world that incorporates aesthetic touchstones of the late Eighteenth Century and early Nineteenth century periods in either country. 535 more words

On Writing


Gingerbread, Cape May, New Jersey

In architecture and design, elaborately detailed embellishment, either lavish or superfluous.


Fashionatomy #3

Fashionatomy #3. 2014. Ems Cartoons.

I always suspected something fishy about top hats…

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Hair-looms of the future?!

I’ve always been slightly fascinated by mourning jewellery – a long standing fan of Jet, but that’s not what I’m talking about.  Back in Victorian times mourning became very fashionable, the purpose being to display the loss of a loved one, to act as a memento and to demonstrate the status (and presumably financial position?) of the wearer. 264 more words