The Many Adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma

By | March 13th, 2020|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Regency Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re always ecstatic when one of our favorite authors is brought to the big screen! We celebrated Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women at Christmas and now it’s time for Jane Austen’s Emma. Jane Austen wrote stories and poems to amuse herself and her family from a young age and eventually compiled 29 of them into [...]

Women’s 19th Century Bathing Suits – Hot Seaside Fun in the Summertime (literally!)

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bathing by the Seaside during the 1800s By the 19th century, men and women regularly went to the seaside for summer recreation. But, decorum dictated that women cover up from prying eyes as well as the sun. Women were also required to use bathing machines (think cabana on wheels) to access the water. With all [...]

Jacques Doucet – Great Old Master of Fashion Design

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Doucet - a Name in Fashion for Three Generations   Jacques Doucet may not be a household name anymore, but he was once one of the most prosperous and well-respected fashion designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Doucet name had been associated with lingerie and fine linen [...]