The 1920s woman – a Flapper and so much more!

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: 1920s fashion, Fashion, Roaring 20s|Tags: , , |

When we think of the fashion and attitude of the 1920s woman, the Flapper is what comes most to mind. But, is that all there was to a decade that defined a generation? Come with us on a journey through the 1920s. Let’s explore the fashions and the defining moments that lead to the changes [...]

11 Interesting Facts about Annette Kellerman, Edwardian Swimming Star

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , |

1. She took up swimming to strengthen her legs. Annette Kellerman (sometimes spelled Kellermann) was born in Sydney, Australia, on 6 July 1886. Her legs were very weakened by rickets as a young child so she wore painful steel braces to help strengthen them. At age six, her parents enrolled in swimming classes to further [...]

Coco Chanel: a Simple Little Dressmaker

By | February 5th, 2016|Categories: 1920s fashion, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women's History|Tags: , , , , |

By Donna Klein   Coco Chanel - setting trends   A contemporary of Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel is also credited with freeing women from corsets, and the unnatural silhouette of the Victorian era. She was way ahead of the curve when it came to setting fashion trends in the 1910s and 1920s.   Chanel came from [...]

Oh! Those Roaring 20’s!

By | May 28th, 2012|Categories: 1920s fashion, Accessories, Downton Abbey, Roaring 20s|Tags: , , , , |

Oh! Those Roaring 20’s! The older generation must have been convinced that the world was rushing down the road to perdition, as their daughters took full advantage of newfound freedoms. This was the age of jazz, women’s liberation, and a sudden loosening – indeed smashing - of the rules of society that were iron-clad only [...]