Autumn is almost upon us and this lovely lady and her little girls can feel the nip in the air.
Paraphernalia to look forward to :
The Secret Fairy Society’s upcoming Fall Edition of the newsletter: Callista Chrysanthemum will be guest editor
Book reviews: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives (it was VERY interesting to read these two together!)
Here is your Autumn Fashion Plate!
Out for a walk
It has been SOOOO hot this summer – looking at this should cool you down…
Things to watch for: Summer newsletter from ‘The Glen’ and a coming focus on authors Mary Stewart and Rumer Godden – I have been re-reading…
Here is a mystery: is the woman depicted in these fashion plates the same model? I have been trying to determine if models were used by the artists who created fashion plate engravings or if they drew them from imagination. Both date from 1820. Both appeared in Ackermann’s Repository of Arts.
Here is the face: Whoever she was, she was certainly lovely.
It has been awhile – so here is a lovely lady reaching for her bonnet…
She is lovely
The cover of the January, 1874 Godey's Lady's Book
The featured ‘Chromograph’ for this month featured these lovely ladies:
January Fashions 1874
I think they are all ready for their close ups:
A preview! She will be coming soon – with a complete description of her lovely attire..
Even when life takes a sad turn, I find comfort in beauty…
In Mourning - Circa 1818 from my private collection