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I don’t know why, exactly, but for a long time, I’ve been partial to fancy neckwear. The school uniforms of the students of Hogwarts in the… 212 more words

Getting Dressed: A Collection of Historical Dressing Videos

I enjoy learning about historical fashion and have taken you on tours in the past. But there is something that videos can teach us that simple text cannot. 469 more words


The Lady Mourns

My latest heroine, Lucy Lawrence, is newly widowed and resisting some of the more stringent customs imposed upon her. Unsurprisingly, mourning rules and customs affected women more than men and an entire industry grew up around it. 474 more words

Historical Fiction Research

A Victorian Winter Wonder Land

“It will be just like a picture print from Currier and Ives…”
An unexpected snow fall,  “A Christmas Carol”, and antique Currier and Ives prints were the inspiration that fueled this photo shoot. 515 more words


The Great Dickens Fair

‘Tis the season for great merriment and a ho ho ho, so off to a Victorian London I go!

The annual Dickens Fair is a holiday party that takes place in Victorian London in the 1800s. 367 more words

The History of the Halloween Costume

Every October 31st, millions of people leave their ordinary, day-to-day clothes hanging in their closets and instead, don costumes. Only on this day is it acceptable to wear outrageously fun and spooky clothes out and about. 849 more words

1930s Fashion