Regency Advertisements: A Cooperative Education

A lady instructing a young lady at the piano

This ad appeared in the January 1807 edition of La Belle Assemblee in Bell’s Monthly Compendium of Advertisements.  I believe this crafty Mama was trying to exercise economy, while still allowing her daughters to learn … Continue

Regency Fashion: Walking, Full and Costume Dresses

Appearing in the January 1807 issue of La Belle Assemblee, I love the drama of these creations (and I am not just talking about the costume!)  Even as understated as the lines were in the … Continue

Regency Culture and Society: Ladies Taking Snuff

Elegantly dressed lady taking snuff

  One of my favorite schticks in a Heyer novel is in Regency Buck when Judith is taught how to take snuff.  It sums up the folly and fashion of youth so beautifully! But what … Continue