Women show the latest pompadour hairstyles -1909

Pompadour Women – Edwardian Hairstyles 1909 The San Francisco Call, March 28, 1909. The 1900’s were drawing to a close, and with it Edwardian fashion and Edwardian hairstyles were taking their first baby steps into a new emancipated era for women. The era of the pompadour was coming to an end. The Pompadour is getting smaller by 1909 A WOMAN’S…

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The Gibson Girl

The original IT Girl from the Edwardian era – The Gibson Girl – captured here in a rare film from the 1900s. Source Archive.org.The original footage comes from a title called The Gibson Goddess. We added our own storyline. The male stalking is kept from being too creepy by the sheer buffoonery of the men. Subtitles copyright of Glamourdaze.

Edwardian Guide to Makeup and Hairstyles.

AN EDWARDIAN LADY’S ADVICE ON BEAUTY AND COIFFURE. first published in 1905 A beautiful complexion is the most desirable possession, a joy to every eye which sees it, and a suggestion of health as well as of fairness. Its value is so great that in all times women have endeavored to emulate the possession of this charm through the application…

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Easy Edwardian Hairstyle in 10 Minutes

 Pompadour with Psyche knot –  in 8 Steps! – Do you have long hair?  Fancy a Downton Abbey Look? Then you can quickly create a classic Edwardian hairstyle look from this rare little pictorial hairstyle guide for women found in Girls Own 1911.( thanks Ebay!) Note: The illustrations show the right side of this young woman’s hair being pinned into…

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1900’s Fashion – Edwardian Summer Gowns 1905

Vintage Fashion Reviews – Edwardian Summer Gowns 1905. The 1905 issue of the Los Angeles Herald reviews the latest in evening gowns for those soft summer nights. Pointed, Square and Round decolletage. Elbow sleeves with ruffles are the latest decree in women’s 1905 summer fashions. There is always something most attractive about the fashions for summer gowns, especially those intended…

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Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager.

Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager. The Edwardian fashion era saw the phenomenon of ‘beauty science’ taking hold, with patent after patent promising women eternal youth. This product – a face massager -courtesy of the Museum of London was invented by a Doctor John Wilson in 1908 or thereabouts. It promised to reduce wrinkles and double chins. Some things have…

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Edwardian Era – The age old tale of Women’s Fashion and Male patience.

The Finishing Touch. An Everyday tale of Edwardian Fashion and male patience. 1903 cartoon from The Times Dispatch in 1903 poked fun at that age old male issue of waiting for a woman to ‘get ready’ before going out. Image courtesy of The Library of Congress. Enjoy! Click to Enlarge:  

The Real Gibson Girls

The Real Gibson Girls The women who served as muses to Charles Dana Gibson – the illustrator who created the iconic Gibson Girl. Charles Dana’s Gibson’s pen and ink illustrations of what was to become known as The Gibson Girl  first appeared in Harper’s Weekly in the 1890’s. Combining a tall and slender figure with an ample bosom and hips…

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Edwardian Outfit a Sensation at 1906 Murder trial

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 architect in 1906.  He was…

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Edwardian 1900s Street Fashion Images - by Edward Linley Sambourne

Lost Images of London and Paris Street fashions in 1906 .

Lost photographs of Edwardian London and Paris Street fashions in 1906 . by Edward Linley Sambourne – The Edwardian Sartorialist 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 – no doubt Linley Sambourne took photos to help him with…

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