Tag: regency
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First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)
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Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a ...

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Silk Flowers and Feathers: Reimagining a Regency Bonnet
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My regency headpiece was a university project under the mentoring of the milliner Claire Strickland. I based my research on a visit to Sands Films library at ...

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Does Historical Accuracy Really Matter at Events?
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Trigger warning: this could get messy. Many costumers view historical accuracy as a sacred principle to be upheld at all times, and very often imposed upon ...

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Nelson Wore the Sweetest Promise Ring at Trafalgar
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If you thought promise rings and pre-engagement tokens were a new fad for Millennials unwilling to commit, think again. Shortly before Horatio Nelson embarked ...

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Top Made-to-Measure Regency Breeches
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“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'" P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster once remarked and his reliable manservant responded, ...

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The Rag Meets: Berolinensis
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The Costume Rag talks to Olga Jonarska, better known as Berolinensis on her popular Instagram feed. "My interest in the 19th and early 20th century culture ...

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How did Napoleon Change Fashion?
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The Napoleonic Wars had a profound impact on European culture, not least in fashion. Britain experienced the ‘Regency’ almost simultaneously with France’s ...