Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

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A Passion for Auburn Hair: Victorian Views On Reddish-Brown Tresses

By the Victorian era, the passion for auburn hair had reached a fever pitch. ...

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The Scent of Violets: Perfume, Cosmetics, and Crime in the Late Victorian Era

Violet was the reigning fragrance of the 1890s. It was used to scent everything from perfumes to tooth powder....

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Easter Bonnets of the Late 19th Century

In the nineteenth century, Easter Sunday was an occasion for ladies of all classes to don their most fashionable bonnets. ...

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A Fashionable Coiffure: Rolls, Plaits, and other Popular Hairstyles of 1863

In the 1860s, hair was arranged in enormous rolls, plaited into intricately woven patterns, or bound up into silken nets or velvet hoods....

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Emblems of the Soul: Butterflies in Victorian Fashion and Folklore

Victorians had a fascination with natural history that manifested itself in various ways, not the least of which was in fashionable clothing and décor....

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Fashion and Beauty Essentials for a 19th Century Summer Holiday

A look at a few fashion, beauty, and novel necessities for a 19th century summer....

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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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