Tagged Victorian Fashion


My Biggest Gripes with Austen Movies

Generally speaking, Gentle Reader, when times are tough I watch Austen movies. I know, I know, but we all have our visual comfort food. I don’t like to be negative here on the blog, but I figure taking sublime umbrage in a Jane Austen movie adaptation ranks pretty low on the totem poll of putting […]

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Dear Lord Akeldama: The Vampire Answers 9 Fashion Questions

Happy New Year, my darling Gentle Reader. In fact, happy new decade! With that in mind how about something from the man who has been through many many decades himself? Why yes indeed, it’s our own favorite vampire dandy! And he is ready to solve all your fashion dilemmas… Welcome Lord Akeldama… take it away! […]

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How to Thrift for Victorian & Steampunk Outfits

Dear Gentle Reader, This is not for the faint of heart. This is an older blog post I did on Retro Rack, that I’ve consolidated and moved here. It contains basic guidelines on how to cobble together a pseudo victorian or steampunk outfit via thrift stores. I originally wrote this post many years ago for […]

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Tidbits & Behind the Scenes Research for Reticence

So here’s some bits and bobs I researched for Reticence! I don’t think these are very spoiler-y but if you are super worried you might want to save this to read after you’ve finished the book. These are things, Gentle Reader, that may assist with comprehension but are not at all necessary. Party Inspiration For […]

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The REAL Reason the Custard Protocol is Set in the 1890s

The sleeves, Fashionable Reader. So ridiculous, how could I resist? via  Robbie Rozelle @divarobbie  We are at puffed sleeves! #AnneofGreenGables “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables edwardian-time-machine tumblr sleeve supports fripperiesandfobs-tumblr Jacket ca. 1894 From Thierry de Maigret andwomenworebloomers tumblr And the steampunk elements […]

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Dear Lord Akeldama: On Suede & Other Fashion Troubles

He is back again, Gentle Reader! Please welcome the Good Vampire to the bog today to answer all your most pressing questions. Dear Lord Akeldama… Is suede only for fall?  Suede is like this fantastic young lover I once had, silken and glorious, lush and expensive, and terribly terribly high maintenance. I’m afraid to say, […]

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Gail Carriger Shows Off Her Parasol Collection (Video)

Oh, did you think my love of the humble parasol was all a ruse? Certainly not, Gentle Reader. Here is my proof! In this short video I talk about nothing but parasols! Mentioned in this video… Broderie anglaise cream colored full parasol. Blue painted china pattern parasol. Umbrella with grey lace pattern used as a […]

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Dear Lord Akeldama: Ill Advised Color Choices & Fashionable Drinks

He’s back! Please welcome the Good Vampire to the blog today! These questions all come from new Chirrup members, so if you want to ask him something, that’s how you do it! Dear Lord Akeldama… What are some things that make someone interesting enough to talk to, in your opinion? Questions. People who ask questions […]

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