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Victorian Circassian Beauties

  In the 1860s P. T. Barnum exhibited women as Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive hair style, which had no precedent in earlier portrayals of Circassians, but was soon copied by other performers, known as moss haired girls. These were typically presented Turkish sexual … Continue reading

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Victorian Purse History

It is hard to understand Victorian era purses without first understanding Queen Victoria and her long rein over England. Her influence was so pronounced that it greatly affected styles and her middle class attitude was reflected in fashion. Queen Victoria … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Victorian Purse

If you have a bit of sewing expertise, this is a great way to have a lovely Victorian style purse for your Victorian Costume that you can be sure no one else will have. This is also a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Victorian Hats

Throughout the half century, bonnets and hats, apart from sporting styles, were lavishly trimmed, and hair was invariably decorated with flowers, jewels or feathers for evening. Indoor caps were gradually discontinued, by the 1870s worn only, perhaps, with a tea-gown … Continue reading

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Victorian Ivory Silk Shoes

These Ivory silk shoes with low heels, ribbon and lace rosettes are from the mid-19th century and were part of H. M. Queen Alexandra’s trousseau. Princess Alexandra of Denmark married Prince Albert Edward, son of Queen Victoria and heir to … Continue reading

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Victorian Fashion

Elaborate dresses, lavish balls, a beautiful countryside and images straight from the canvas of the great artists come to my mind when I think about the Victorian era. The Victorian period or the Victorian era can be termed as the … Continue reading

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