In her anger she clutched Rapunzel’s beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground. And she was so pitiless that she took poor Rapunzel into a desert where she had to live in great grief and misery.
1. Women wore hairnets or snoods to keep their locks in place, often adorned with jewels and precious stones
2. The Borgias were flashy - their wealth was often displayed in the form of exotic jewels and gemstones.
Both images courtesy of the Showtime Pinterest Board: Creating the Borgias
Title: Lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair (1480-1519)
Location: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Note: Casket on a malachite stand, height 30 cm. (Inv. 282).
Credits:© Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/DeAgostini Picture Library/Scala, Florence
Ignoring the fact that this is Victorian, I desperately want to wear this with my ball gown in Malta.
Tiara in box, silver / topaz / fabric, made by Charles Lefebure of Lefebure & Sons, Paris, France, c. 1900 (Powerhouse Museum)
On July 2nd Abby from Stay-ing Alive came over to roll my hair for a party at Christina Campbell’s Tavern at Colonial Williamsburg. I endured a night of sleeping in rollers and looking slightly wonky while wearing an 18th century cap during work the next day. ( #ColonialWilliamsburgProblems ).
Once work was done I went to Abby’s house where I was assited by her fiancee in ratting my hair for an entire hour and a half.
I present to you, The 1790’s Hedgehog hairstyle!
A huge thank you to Abby for loaning me her absolutely fantastic 1790s gown for the evening!
It only took me nearly two hours, 9 washes, an entire bottle of conditioner, and scissors to cut a half inch off the ends for my hair to go back to normal.
I haven’t been home since January which means I have had a lot of shows to catch up on in the past few days
Unfortunately I am now caught up on GoT and I can say that while I no longer enjoy the books, I really hate the show. I’m not sure what happened but I really can’t stand it. Besides I already know what happens in the rest of the series. I do however approve of the guy playing Jaqen H’ghar and his hair. Which is basically awesome.
On the other hand we have The Borgias with Francois Arnaud AND Jeremy Irons. I’m actually interested in the plot line, the costumes are beautiful (I also took classes from the man who makes Lucrezia’s gowns), and I love the characters.
Also, there is no Red Wedding that I’m going to have to eventually come to terms with. Even though Augustus Prew met an unfortunate end, I still love the show.
To go against Jaqen H’ghar’s awesome wicked cool,
oh my Lord your face is really sexy hair we have Cesare Borgias and the curls.
And as a bonus I present the Shaggy dog look:
And that, Lords and Ladies, is a terribly hard choice. This is most likely the weirdest question I have ever asked on the Ornamented Being, but in the category of better hair: Who wins?
"Wire arch wrapped in black silk tape, narrow (1/8") metallic-thread ribbon along bottom with long fringe of blue glass beads and gold coils; fringe continues along one edge of white net; a bunch of blue artificial scillia blossoms at opposite end on stems of wire wrapped in gilt paper, gilt paper birch leaves, dark blue leaves of embossed and glazed fabric, scillia blossoms made from cones of fabric painted blue with small gold foil centers."
“This enamelled gold mourning ring commemorates the death of Samuel Nicholets of Hertfordshire who died on 7th July 1661, as is recorded in the inscription inside the ring. The ring is hollow, and a lock of hair curls around within it, visible through the openwork of the enamelled decoration of skulls and coats of arms.”