Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Fashion

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Ice Skating Fashions of the Nineteenth Century

For a stylish nineteenth century lady, the cut and fabric of her skating ensemble was as important as that of any other fine gown—perhaps even more so....

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Flattering by Gaslight: Fashion Advice for Nineteenth Century Ladies

Gaslight wasn't as flattering to some colors as it was to others. As a result, ladies often selected ballgowns and evening dresses in gaslight-friendly colors....

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Strawberry Water, Lemon Cream, & Grape Lotion: A Victorian Sun Care Primer

Victorian ladies had a healthy respect for the damage that too much sun could wreak on their complexions. ...

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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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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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Gold and Silver Hair Powders for Fashionable Victorian Coiffures

When Empress Eugénie appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice....

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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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