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 Reader Questions: It’s Potty Time

bordaloue for ladies

Tara K, who has sent me a raft of interesting questions including glove etiquette, whether ladies could say “cheese”, and why certain conveyances were painted yellow, has sent a new batch to try and “stump … Continue