Been working hard on the final Finishing School book.
Although Sophronia and her network of spy girlfriends have their own code for speaking back and forth, I thought it might be fun to see some of the original real deal techniques.
|Flirting with Gloves|
|Mitts 1840s The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Chemisette, Undersleeves, and Handkerchief 1860s The Metropolitan Museum of Ar|
|1833 Sunday, September 1|
(Chapeau des Magasins de Mme. Rousseau Leblanc, Place de la Rourse, 31. Redingote des ateliers de Mme. H. Larcher, Couturiere de L. M. la Reine, (Rue Vivienne, 4.) Le depot du Follet, Boulevart des Italiens, Passage de l’Opera, No. 2. Published by J. Page, 112 Fetter Lane, London.
Lady’s Magazine Sunday, September 1, 1833 v. 14, plate 70.)
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GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Paint British Paintings Burnham Beeches – Hector Caffieri|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Cassette Tape Doormat at Perpetual Kid|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|Eastgate Street, from east of the Cross looking towards the Eastgate Louise Rayner|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Writing Through Adversity. Or Not.
Quote of the Day:
~ Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 – 1949)Tags: ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE, Finishing School, Victorian Culture