THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
The latest Paris fashion, Belle Epoque. Toilette de Réception. February 1898.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
As the botanist detects among the hills and valleys some choice and unexpected prize, so you, amid Parisian vulgarities, have encountered a rare and exquisite blossom! It is the PARISIAN LADY!-the “FEMME COMME IL FAUT.”
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
Les Soeurs de Lait – Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet
Le Jardin de L’Infante – Robe du soir, de Paul Poiret.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700
NOTES ON THREE ICONS. BY LEONARD WHARTON.
Woolen carpets of Terra di Lavoro, 18th century.