VV Rouleaux is the first place I like to peek in…and found the perfect curly mum corsage to perk up my flowerpot straw. Now, back to patiently finishing the handwork for my ballgown, it’s going to be a long night.
(Doesn’t Lady Scaramouche have any maids to help with this? 😏)
Trying to narrow down the hat choices so I can pack…what do you mean I can only take one? Where’s a Louis Vuitton travel trunk, so I can travel like a *real* Victorian? 🙂
If you see me this weekend…don’t forget to check out my hats! Because.. sometimes it’s all about Le Chapeau ♡
My Gibson Girl era horsehair chapeau, I love it so! ♥
The use of birds was a major style element in millinery during the late 19th Century and especially during the 1890s and 1900s. Often various avian parts were used to include wings, plumage, and even whole bodies. Recently, in the course of researching something completely different, I came across this illustration in the December 18, 1898 edition of the Los Angeles Herald:
I would like to think that this was meant as satire but given the excesses of the era, maybe not. Either way, it’s a commentary on the excesses of fashion, 1890s sty.e… 🙂