Friday, 26 August 2011

Filthy Victorians 2012 - Home, Hair and Beauty

Whilst doodling around the internet after a maker of tea gowns and household dress, i found this guide about Victorian-era living. Oh, and the book is totally available on ebay for cheap.

Buying it? Yes. yes I am.

Also I found this helpful article on hairstyles. <3 They have heaps more but I am yet to read them. Remember - having your hair hanging down is most unseemly for a young lady and is very very sexual. Or something. I'm not too sure where that idea came from. XD

:D 

More resources found after original post that I can't be bothered to type sentences about:

Haiirrrr

More hair, specifically a bun.


Here's a great eveningwear article.


Makeup makeup makeup. Amazing article and wobsite, thanks Stefanie for posting it to me! <3


If you find anything useful, please facebook/tweet/email/comment it to me and i will post it up for everyone.



Much love!

3 comments:

gin said...

http://www.victoriana.com/
A source for everything Victorian.

Here's some craft ones, as it is what most women did with their day:

http://www.victorianetc.com/
An online magazine with tidbits and crafts.

http://www.victorian-embroidery-and-crafts.com/index.html
Just as it says.

And if you want to really get into, here's some 19th century English slang:
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/victorian_slang.html

Ashlee said...

xD

I was just reading that slang list last night, no joke.

Sakara said...

oh you might like these links -
1870s hair - http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/victorian/1870shair.htm
(this lady is VERY knowledgeable about historic dress)

Every fashion plate ive seen of ate victorian dress, the hair i eleborate, especially lots of plaits. They also seemed to LOVE frizzing hair using either ragcurling or with hot irons, which wrecked hair. But you'll see frizzed hair especially around the hairline inc the fringes.

http://www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/gibson-girl-style-updo.html

http://www.fashion-era.com/hair_hats_187099.htm

http://www.fashion-era.com/make_up.htm

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