Edwardian Beauty – on Stage and in Film

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As the 20th century unfolded and the Edwardian era began, fashion was changing and so was the image of the 'ideal woman.' There are many attractive women from the era who thoroughly represented the vision of Edwardian beauty. We've touched on the lives of Evelyn Nesbit and Lily Elsie, two of the most beautiful and [...]

Lily Elsie – Epitome of Edwardian Beauty Part 2

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein Part 1 Post-Edwardian Aftermath Lily's shyness and lack of confidence were so pronounced that she suffered from paralyzing stage fright. Although she had a string of hits following the run of The Merry Widow, she often missed performances because she was unable to overcome her fears. She became known as 'a part-time [...]

Lily Elsie – Epitome of Edwardian Beauty Part 1

By | May 7th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein Little Elsie - talent and beauty Lily Elsie came into this world as Elsie Hodder on April 8, 1886. Her mother was Charlotte Elizabeth Hodder, a dressmaker who operated a lodging house in Armley. Leeds, Yorkshire. Less is known about her father, although the obituary of Arthur Borrows, a one-time opera tenor, [...]

Edwardian Women Loved Hair and Hats! Part 2

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here, there, everywhere hats... Edwardian women must have spent most of their time dressing for whatever came next in their day/night. It wasn't unusual for upper-class women to have at least six changes of clothing for a weekend outing. One needed to dress for shooting, hunting, lounging, promenading, dining, and more. No accessory was more [...]