Back in the days before the camera was king, fashions were portrayed to the masses through artfully illustrated drawings. Somebody has collected a series of these beautiful sketches, documenting the changes in western fashion all the way from 1784 to 1970, when the artform finally became obsolete.
Just for fun I dressed up as a Victorian reaper. I’m wearing an antique Victorian or Edwardian linen chemise, my black wool stays, cotton petticoats and a blue cotton skirt. My inspirations were: 1857 painting of a female reaper, 1849 painting of a girl with a rake and a female 1856 Worcestershire reaper. My hairstyle … Continue reading A Victorian Reaper →