Edwardian Outfit a Sensation at 1906 Murder trial

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In 1906 – Model Evelyn Nesbitt causes a stir at her husbands murder trial – with her outfit! Evelyn Nesbitt – one of the 20th Century’s first style icons was a young model /actress thrust into the limelight in New York when her name was involved in the infamous murder of Stanford White, a respected …

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Edward Linley Sambourne – Edwardian Street Style 1906

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These poignant photos by Edward Linley Sambourne of Edwardian women, taken in London and Paris in 1906, captures the Edwardian street style of a forgotten age. A wonderful set of fashion images found via Retronaut from The Library Time Machine,  the Kensington Library blog curated by Dave Walker. A leading Punch cartoonist at the time …

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The Gibson Girl Look – Myth or Reality

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The Gibson Girl. The idealized Edwardian pin up illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson cemented the Edwardian style myth of nipped waists. The Gibson Girl Look – Edwardian Style Gibson Girls became the first 20th century standard of female beauty and style. Named after Charles Dana Gibson, a Life Magazine illustrator. His fanciful illustrations inadvertently created …

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Victorian Women – One Amazing Photo of two great female artists

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Margaret and Francis Macdonald –   Photo of Margaret and Francis taken by Charles Mackintosh 1894 These two remarkable sisters were highly regarded artists of their day and were the bright young things of their time ! Margaret was married to the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a member of the Glasgow ‘ Immortals’ in the late …

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Vintage Swimwear Fashion Guide

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Women’s Vintage Swimwear Secrets Before you go shopping for some cool Vintage swimwear or Retro Swimwear, why not sit back and learn a bit about what you’re wearing! Photo courtesy My Vintage Vogue Perhaps more than any other garment, the swimsuit has changed beyond all recognition in the last century. One of the most appealing …

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Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s – 1920’s

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Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s -1920’s The new swimsuits post relied heavily on the form of the “fashionable” body, gradually exposing more and more skin. The beginning of the twentieth century marked a new daring era in swim wear for women. In 1909, Australian Annette Kellerman was arrested in the United States for …

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