Once the gentleman has been manipulated into position, the lady may proceed with her intended mission. But whether the objective is to steal some secret prototype off his personage, or place a wooden hair stick through his heart, be certain it is done without wrinkling your dress.
This is very important.
if you aren’t reading gail carriger’s finishing school series, there is SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE?
Snark alert, sorry in advance but the historian in me just can’t it.
For the last time, The European Civil War, The English Civil War and The American Civil War are all DIFFERENT events in history relating to DIFFERENT countries and they all have vastly DIFFERENT outcomes.
I assure you we did not chop off Lincoln’s head, he was assassinated (depending which side of the English CW you support you could technically say that Charles I was assassinated *but* his execution was planned and he knew about it ahead
haha get it *a-head* of time. It also happened in 1649 and quite a few thing occurred before Lincoln’s death in 1865. Just sayin).
While on the subject of history for future reference, the Second French Empire does not equal the American Civil War. Yes, the SFE may have coincided with the ACW in relation to time but just keep in mind that there are two key words that separate these periods. It’s very easy to remember, the first being French, the second being American.
Edit: European CW was the term my European His. professor used to sum up all the conflicts in Europe and I’ve adopted it due to the fact that it was debated so frequently in class. At the end of my year it was still up in the air as to whether or not the term European Civil War was acceptable in historical debates. As this is primarily a historic blog based on fashion I don’t really want to get into that type of debate. I just wanted to highlight the fact that (even though 99.9% of us know the difference) the English and American Civil Wars are different time periods.
Oh look! Lyze is going to make this for the Victorian ball in April “Bright pink tulle and taffeta dress; taffeta underdress; (a) bodice widely flaring neckline, short puffed sleeves, tightly fitted waist, sharply pointed center front and back, laced down back, trimmed with ruffles of blonde lace and bows of pink brocaded gauze ribbon, (b) skirt with five flounces trimmed with brocaded gauze, fullness evenly spaced all around, two garlands of artificial flowers tacked at sides of center front of skirt.”
At first I was considering posting a Green with Envy and Seeing Red theme but after spending half my day trying to just get home I’ve changed my mind. What was supposed to be a quick 38 minute train ride back from Uni evolved into a 3 hour and 26 minute tour of South West London and Kingston. To celebrate how much fun I had today I have a new theme which was inspired by the invisible snow we received last night.
Both of these costumes are courtesy of the Met.
Any objections to this type of theme for tomorrow?
Edit: After finding this gown I might be interested in something a bit different. Let me poke around and if it’s doable I’ll post about it instead.