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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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 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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Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl

Camille Clifford Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl The Gibson Girl – became the first 20th century standard of female beauty and style, named after Charles Dana Gibson, a Life Magazine illustrator whose fanciful illustrations inadvertently created a new idealized style of Edwardian Fashion. American women in particular, tried to emulate this look through the early Edwardian era up to…

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