Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

19th Century

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Rolled Coiffures of the 1860s, featuring Rats, Cats, and Mice for the Hair

In the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats....

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A Halloween Tea Party for Unmarried Victorian Ladies

In the Victorian era, Halloween parties were rife with games designed to help young ladies see into their marital futures....

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Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal

A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, featuring four gorgeous Victorian dolls and their equally gorgeous Victorian wardrobes...

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Victorian Advice on Civility Toward Women

In the Victorian era, it was a gentleman's duty to treat women with respect, whether those women be the lowliest of servants or the grandest of ladies....

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Teeth Whitening in the Victorian Era: From Charcoal Paste to Sulfuric Acid

Many Victorian methods for whitening the teeth were less than ideal....

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On Elbows, Etiquette, and Evening Gloves

The Victorians prized a delicately rounded female elbow—and abhorred one that was too sharp and pointy. Even gentlemen fell in for their share of elbow shaming. ...

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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