Regency Advertisements: For All You Military Men…

              Now the “oldest cosmetics manufacturer in the UK” (http://johngosnell.com/about-us/history/) dating back to 1677, during the Regency era the company of Price & Gosnell had a location on Leadenhall Street as well as one, briefly, on Lombard St.  Patey was a partner for only 1 year (1817), so this ad has a unique place in that company’s history. October … Expand

Regency Fashion: London Dresses for October (1808)

This plate with accompanying descriptions appeared in the 1808 October issue of the Ladies Monthly Museum.  

Regency Pastimes: Conchology

From The young lady’s book: a manual of elegant recreations, exercises, and pursuits (1829): The book goes on to describe more specifically species and observations (you can click on any of the excerpts to be taken to the Google book and read). The science in the book seems a bit iffy, but nonetheless it is an interesting recommendation for a young lady and one that … Expand

Regency Fashion: Hats and Evening Dress

Appearing in October 1825’s Ackermann’s Repository, these delightful plates show an array of hats and an evening dress. I love the jaunty eyeglass on the sassy looking young lady. The 1820s are really when we start to see the turn of British fashion towards sleeves, waistlines, and trimmings of the Victorian era.

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I am sure you are not the only reader (or writer, for that matter) a bit confused about the different slang words for a fancy pants man. Macaroni fashion really started … Expand

Top Ten: Regency Romances for Halloween Season

Last year I offered a list of Halloween and Autumn Reg Roms, and thought I would update it this year with some new offerings for those of you who love to celebrate the Season of the Witch! Jacquie D’Alessandro – Sleepless at Midnight A midnight book club of ladies reading Frankenstein.  This was an entertaining mass market that also had a spine tingling tone.  There … Expand

Top Ten: Regency Romances Perfect for Autumn (and Halloween)

My absolute favorite season is the Fall.  From brightly colored leaves, to cooler nights, going back into the kitchen to make baked yummies, to my all time favorite holiday Halloween…its also a great time of year to curl up  under the blankets to a good book (especially while DH watches College Football). I have compiled a list of my top ten favorite Regency Romances that have a … Expand