Grand Marie Antoinette Dress 18th Century Style Wedding for Formal Court Gown Steel Boned Bodice Custom Sized

Grand Marie Antoinette Dress Century Style Wedding for Formal Court Gown Steel Boned Bodice Custom Sized

Anders Ruff Custom Designs, LLC: A Modern Indian Themed Engagement Party

The vibrant colors and patterns of this stunning Indian Themed Party are truly breath taking. Mendhi patterned cake and cookies, Henna painted hand cookies, and

Corsets or stays, as 18th c. corsets were called – weren't stiffened with whalebone, but with baleen.  Baleen is the feathery, comb-like feature in the mouths of whales, for screening and trapping food. Baleen is made of keratin, a flexible material that's more akin to cartilage and fingernails than bone. But in the baleen and whalebone were used interchangeably. As a material, baleen is strong and stiff but yielding, and can be cut, filed, and shaped.

Return Engagement: More about Corsets and Baleen

Susan reports: Whenever the word "corset" is mentioned in a historical context, it's almost always described as being "whalebone." Yet thi.

Le Nain brothers, (French artists, Antoine Le Nain (c.1599-1648), Louis Le Nain (c.1593-1648), and Mathieu Le Nain (1607-1677)Portrait in an interior

Le Nain brothers, (French artists, Antoine Le Nain Louis Le Nain and Mathieu Le Nain in an interior

A beautiful antique emerald and diamond crowned heart ring from Lowther Antiques. Circa 1840's.

Chic. Unique. Antique. 22 Expertly Curated Engagement Rings

A beautiful antique emerald and diamond crowned heart ring from Lowther Antiques.

William Hogarth - the practice of acquiring unsuspecting innocents for brothels.

William Hogarth - the practice of acquiring unsuspecting innocents for brothels.

Fine Antique Commemorative Ring, 18th century, centering a gold depiction of a gentleman in profile under a buffed rock crystal dome, flanked by rose-cut diamonds, silver-topped gold mount, enamel gallery and shoulders.

Fine Antique Commemorative Ring, 18th century, centering a gold depiction of a gentleman in profile under a buffed rock crystal dome, flanked by rose-cut diamonds, silver-topped gold mount, enamel gallery and shoulders.

Makeup was not intended to look natural – in fact, it was called “paint” — but instead, "to represent one’s aristocratic identity as declaratively as possible.  Beauty patches (“mouches”) (made of silk velvet, satin, or taffeta and attached with glue). http://demodecouture.com/hairstyles-cosmetics-18th-century/ http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/HairBeautyAndHolisticTherapies/BeautyTherapy/MakeupArtistry/Samples/Samplematerial/Historyoffashionandmake-up.pdf

A diagram labeled in French, showing what the position of a "mouche" or beauty mark signified in the century. According to this, I'm playful?

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