Hello, my lovely readers, followers, and fans! It's been a while again, hasn't it? I apologize for that. Life can sometimes get in the way, as can other pursuits. And I have a ton of pursuits these days.
That said, how about a pretty little fashion print this dreary Wednesday morning?
"Frock of scarlet gauze, brocaded with white silken flowers, worn over a white satin slip; the dress richly ornamented with fine lace. The head-dress consisting of either a beautiful tiara of pearls, or a fancy ornament of downy plumage, or of frosted Italian frivolité; this ornament is, however, almost concealed by a bonnet de Turc, composed entirely of white ostrich feathers, playing in different directions. The stamina of the Turk's cap, with the pistil, are represented by a small plume of short white heron's feathers."*
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Morning Dress for April 1815
A loose robe of fine cambric or worked jaconot muslin, over a petticoat of the same, flounced with French trimming; long full sleeve, confined at the wrist with treble drawings, and ornamented with corresponding trimming. The robe, or négligé, of demi-length, is confined at the top by a narrow collar, or gathered into a Vandyke ruff, and is worn with a coloured silk handkerchief, tied carelessly round the neck, and is fastened down the front with bows and tassels. A mob cap, composed of net and Brussels lace, decorated with a cluster of flowers, and bows of satin ribbon. Hair curled in the neck. Slippers or sandals of pale tan-coloured kid. Gloves en suite.*
*Taken verbatim from Ackermann's Repository, 1815, p. 242. Get the Google e-book HERE.
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I'm not sure what half of this means. I did look up the French words. I know they're dance terms, which probably means the French translations aren't entirely accurate. (Plus I used Bing Translator which isn't very accurate either.) Either way, here's what I discovered:
demi promenade à quatre = a half walk to four
chassez = hunt; chase
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