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Tuesday, April 7

Seen on the Blogosphere: Fashionable Doings

Christine Sweetman Photography: Christine works in Totes, Devon, "a beautiful market and ancient Saxon town with its own castle." For a photographer, the location must be ideal. One day, Christine took photos of a Jane Austen group, who seemed to have a lot of fun putting on their costumes. As a client later wrote, "When once we had all been transported to the late 18th century, we took our places in the drawing room, lit the candles, served imaginary tea, prompted each other to exhibit proper demeanours." They were thrilled with the results. Wouldn't you be too? Click on Gallery to see more regency era photographs.

Bath Antiques Online: What can be more evocative than antiques purchased from the Regency era? Click on the link to see Bath Antiques online with its breathtaking array of truly gorgeous items.

Miser's Purses from the Early 19th Century: You never know what you'll find on the internet when you type certain key words into the search bar. I'd never heard of miser's purses before until this selection from the Museum of Costume in Bath popped up. I imagine they must have been crocheted or knitted by young misses for generations.

A Review and Guide on a Regency Wardrobe for a Lady: This succinct guide of a Regency Lady's wardrobe is surprisingly quite comprehensive. The author discusses underwear, day wear, evening wear, and accessories, and creates a list of necessities for those who would like to assemble their own regency costume.

This news items has little to do with fashion and everything to do with good taste. In this post, Book Examiner's Michelle Kerns discusses the five best book to movie adaptations and names 1995's Pride and Prejudice as number two (my other fave, The Lord of the Rings, sits on top) and Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds as her #4 pick.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a lovely picture of a Miser's Purse on the front cover of Martin Downer's book "Nelson's Purse" - see link here.
I believe there is a better photo inside the book and some background on the very one Nelson owned.