Friday, November 25, 2011


(I hope I pluralized that correctly...) The American Duchess is having a pre-sale on her new shoes:

The "Pemberley" Regency shoes are closely based on extant footwear from the 1790s through 1810. The smooth, dyable, hand-sewn leather upper is designed to be lovely enough formal occasions, and durable enough for walking in the countryside. Particular attention was paid to the point of the toe, as well as the other hallmarks of Regency historical footwear, with the main goals being both historical accuracy and all-day comfort.

I'm planning to get some to go with my 1790's morning dress, but they look perfectly appropriate for modern formal wear. And my fragile feet will very much appreciate the low heel.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Evidence for Global Warming: Women's Undergarments

You've surely noticed a trend in 20th century women's underclothes:







Obviously it's getting warmer around here...