Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Fashion

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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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The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

In October of 1886, at the Marlborough Street Police Court in London, a young woman dressed in boy’s clothing was charged with stealing from her employer....

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Feline Dress Improvers: The Victorian Fashion in Bustle Baskets for Cats

For fashionable Victorian ladies with cats, bustles provided a convenient ledge on which to strap a satin-lined cat basket....

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A Brief History of Victorian Veils...for Babies

When taking a baby out of the house, many Victorian mothers first covered the baby’s face with a veil....

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A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Cleaning Dresses of Muslin, Silk, Velvet, and Lace

A good lady’s maid knew how to sponge and press a fashionable gown, as well as how to spot clean stains in fine fabrics....

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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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