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Traditional Argentina folk costumes

THE story of Catalina de Erauso.

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades ("The nun lieutenant").
Catalina de Erauso (Engraved from her portrait by Pacheco, 1630.)

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).

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Belle Epoque Fashion Buenes Aires in 1890

Pretty girl Buenes Aires, Communion costume. Costume Argentina. Art Nouveau  – Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Buenes Aires, Argentina, Communion costume

Costume Argentina. Art Nouveau  – Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Costumes art nouveau period. Buenes Aires, Argentina in 1900

Picture above shows a young girl in communion costume. The illustration below shows a woman from the early 1900’s. Costume and hairstyle in accordance with the period style of the late 19th century. The dress is covered with a lace collar and billowing sleeves. The hair is pinned up, creating a vertically elongated is generated. The silhouette appears narrower in creating a visually even larger body.