The Cult of Chiffon: An Edwardian Manual of Adornment by Marian Elizabeth Pritchard,Rose Le Quesne

By Marian Elizabeth Pritchard,Rose Le Quesne

"The topic of lady, that's to assert, the trendy girl, along with her various instincts, targets, and peculiarities on my own may fill many huge volumes. i believe certain, accordingly, to restrict myself to the dialogue of 1 specific aspect of her nature, one for which in my opinion i've got such a lot sympathy, and one that maybe can most sensible be defined through the epithet 'womanly.'"
Originally released in 1902, this super infrequent quantity bargains a impressive image of the modern Edwardian lady. the writer — type editor for The Lady's Realm, a per month London journal for extra "enlightened" readers — bargains wealthy information on the way to domesticate allure and social status throughout the sophisticated paintings of costume.
Illustrated type counsel function quite a lot of recommendation on corsets, petticoats, hats, jewellery, sneakers, add-ons, and extra, with chapters on "The All-Important query of Colour," "Hats chic and Ridiculous," "The Revival of models of the Past," and "The Aggressiveness of the shrewdpermanent Woman." a range of classic ads for London-area type retailers is additionally included.

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