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Three naive country ladies coerce their way into London’s most infamous brothel and the last Sultan’s gala. #EroticRomance #HistRom

February 28, 2021

The Viscount’s Pleasure House. Irresistible Aristocrats Book 1 By Suzi Love. Three naive country ladies coerce their way into London’s most infamous brothel and the last Sultan’s gala. Disenchanted Viscount tutoring three Regency Ladies. What could go wrong? https://books2read.com/suziloveTVPH

Three naive country ladies coerce their way into London's most infamous brothel and the last Sultan’s gala. #EroticRomance #HistRom

Three naive country ladies coerce their way into London’s most infamous brothel and the last Sultan’s gala. #EroticRomance #HistoricalRomance https://books2read.com/suziloveTVPH

1817-1820 ca. Green Silk Spencer, Or Jacket, English. #Regency #Fashion

February 28, 2021

1817-1820 ca. Spencer, or Jacket, English. Green silk spencer, brown satin puffs, silk cord on deep V collar and sleeves. With the rise of fashionable waistlines in women’s dresses after around 1800, women’s outerwear followed suit. This jacket with very short bodice and long sleeves was known as a Spencer and was named after the male coat. via Museum of London, UK. museumoflondon.org.uk

Spencer – Short, bodice hugging, usually long sleeved, outer jacket. For warmth and for fashion.

Spencers were short jackets worn for warmth over the high-waisted Empire style gowns that were popular after the French Revolution, where there was a shift away from opulence and decadence to simpler fashion. The dresses in the early 1800s therefore became looser, lighter, and flowing. The problem was that women became cold due to their very low cut and short bodices. The solution? Short fitted jackets that went easily over the dresses and provided extra modesty and some warmth. As Europe and many other parts of the world were deep in wars in the late 1700s and early 1800s, men in uniform were to found everywhere. In support of these military men, fashions leaned towards military style shoulder paddings, shoulder embellishments, loops, buttons, and braids.

1817-1820 ca. Green Silk Spencer, Or Jacket, English. #Regency #Fashion

1817-1820 ca. Green Silk Spencer, Or Jacket, English. #Regency #Fashion

1805 Women’s Fashions and Fashion Accessories. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

February 28, 2021

1804 Women’s Dresses and Fashion Accessories. Fashion plates from Journal des Dames et des Modes, Fashions of London and Paris, Lady’s Monthly Museum.

  • Accessory: item which contributes to the overall effect but is of secondary importance is the dictionary definition of an accessory, but the term has only been applied in relation to personal appearance since the 19th century. As defined by dress historians, accessories usually complete an outfit and are chosen to complement it.
    Accessories fall into two groups:
  • Those worn, such as bonnets, caps and hats, boots and shoes, cravats and ties, gloves, mittens and muffs, jewellery, scarves and shawls, socks and stockings
  • Those that are carried, such as bags, canes, fans, parasols and umbrellas, and swords.
  • 1805 July Evening Dresses, English. Yellow evening dress with white sleeveless tunic trimmed with yellow and worn with an cloche hat also trimmed in yellow, white gloves, and carrying a fan. Dress with a sheer layer over patterned pink fabric and with a low cut bodice. Matched with a cute pink hat trimmed with lace and flowers, long white gloves, and carrying a fan. Fashion Plate via Fashions of London and Paris.
  • 1805 White Dress With Frilled Neckline and a Red Shawl, French. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805 March Two Ladies in Full Dress, England. Both with long yellow gloves and matching slippers. White dress with V-neckline, yellow trim,and plumed evening head dress and fur stole. Aqua dress with vertical front decoration. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com & Fashions of London and Paris.
  • 1805 October Mourning Ensembles, England. Walking dress and full dress for mourning. via Lady's Monthly Museum.
  • 1805 Short Ball Gown, French. Overlay over white underskirt. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805. Ladies Dresses, French. Two very full skirted dresses, both with draping shawls, one with long gloves and an evening hat and one with a yellow bow at the back high waist, pretty yellow and blue hem decoration, an evening hairstyle, and carrying a fan. Fashion Plate via Costume Parisien. suzilove.com
  • 1805 Walking and Full Evening Dresses, English. Black over dress on a pretty spotted dress and matched with a white fur muff. White dress with a long red over dress and a lace headdress. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com & Fashions of London and Paris.
  • 1805 White dress with yellow robe, French. Black trim on the robe, yellow hat with braids, fan, and slippers. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805 White Dress, French. Yellow velvet hat, long white satin fichu trimmed with fur. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805 White Dress With Flower Trim, French. Long orange neck shawl, close fitting hat, long yellow gloves. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805 Lady In A Pink Dress, French. Pink velvet hat and a green shawl. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
  • 1805 French Lady Playing A Piano. Fashion Plate via suzilove.com and Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1805 Women’s Fashions and Fashion Accessories. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

The Earl of Winchester to Lady Laura Jamison, “You, pixie, are provoking me. Deliberately.” #HistoricalRomance #RomCom

February 28, 2021

Scenting Scandal Book 2 Scandalous Siblings Series By Suzi Love.

The Earl of Winchester to Lady Laura Jamison, “You, pixie, are provoking me. Deliberately.” #HistoricalRomance #RomCom

Lady Laura Jamison narrowed her gaze at the Earl of Winchester. “Very true. But for all I know, aligning myself with you may land me in deep water. How do I know you’re trustworthy? You could be copying those scoundrels Becca had imprisoned. Snaking into our household to steal our secrets.” She’d tried to appear apprehensive, but when his jaw went slack with shock, she couldn’t stop help but chuckled.

He waggled a finger. “You, pixie, are provoking me. Deliberately.”

“Do, please, stop calling me such a childish name. If you haven’t noticed, I became a woman several years ago.”

His gaze flicked over her body, scorched where it touched and left her tingling in its wake. “Trust me, Laura, I’d noticed.”

The Earl of Winchester to Lady Laura Jamison, “You, pixie, are provoking me. Deliberately.” #HistoricalRomance #RomCom https://books2read.com/suziloveSS

What was fashionable for purses in past centuries? Bags, handbags, reticules, ridicules, clutches, or pocket replacements. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

February 28, 2021

What was fashionable for purses in past centuries? Call them what you like: purses, bags, handbags, reticules, ridicules, clutches, or pocket replacements. They all did the same job and they changed greatly with the prevailing fashions of time. books2read.com/suziloveReticules

Definition Of A Reticule; Bag or purse, often with a drawstring to pull closed and usually made of cloth or covered cardboard and often decorated with beading or embroidery. A reticule, or purse, or handbag, was usually carried by a woman during the Regency period to carry all their daily necessities. Earlier, women used pockets that tied at the waistline and were hidden in the folds of their skirts. Empire style, or early 1800s, high-waisted dresses made it impossible to either sewn in a pocket or to tie on a pocket, so women began carrying small, decorated bags called Reticules, or ridicules, which generally pulled close at the top with a drawstring. These Reticules, or bags, were the forerunners of our modern day purses.

What was fashionable for purses in past centuries? Bags, handbags, reticules, ridicules, clutches, or pocket replacements. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

What was fashionable for purses in past centuries? Bags, handbags, reticules, ridicules, clutches, or pocket replacements. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion books2read.com/suziloveReticules

1804 Men’s Fashions In The Time Of Jane Austen. #Regency #Fashion #JaneAusten

February 28, 2021

1804 Men’s Fashions In The Time Of Jane Austen.

From the finish of the 18th century until 1820, men’s fashions in European and European-influenced countries moved away from the formal wear of brocades, lace, wigs and powder to more informal and relaxed styles. Focus was on undress rather than formal dress.  Typical menswear in the early 1800s included a tailcoat, a vest or waistcoat, either breeches, pants, or the newer trousers, stockings, shoes or boots, all worn with an overcoat and hat. This basic ensemble was accessorized with some form of neckcloth or cravat, gloves, walking stick, cane or riding crop, handkerchief, fobs, watch and perhaps a quizzing glass or eye glass. 

In 1806, the Journal des Dames et des Modes stated, ‘The informal outfit for a young man includes a coat of similar style, snug pantaloons which are probably knitted, and a striped waistcoat.’ 

Skirted coats were replaced with short-fronted, or cutaway, tailcoats worn over fitted waistcoats and plain, white linen shirts. Knee breeches were gradually replaced by tight-fitting pantaloons and later trousers, decorative shoes with buckles were replaced with a variety of boot styles, and fussy and ruffled neckwear gave way to intricately tied, white linen neck cloths. A Regency Era, or early 1800s, gentleman was outfitted in more practical fabrics, such as wool, cotton and buckskin rather than the fussy brocades and silks of the late 1700s. 

1804 Men’s Fashions In The Time Of Jane Austen. #Regency #Fashion #JaneAusten

1890 ca. Ivory, Enamel, and Gold Carnet de Bal, or Dance Card. #History #Victorian #Dancing

February 28, 2021

1890 ca. Ivory, Enamel, and Gold Carnet de Bal, or Dance Card. Formerly in the collection of lady Mairi Bury. Ribs are of ivory, numbered front to back from 1 to 24, either end decorated with polychrome enamel with a lotus flower motif, attached by chain to a ring. Maker’s marks, fitted case, Payne and Sons. via suzilove.com and Sotheby’s Auctions. sothebys.com

1890 ca. Ivory, Enamel, and Gold Carnet de Bal, or Dance Card. Formerly in the collection of lady Mairi Bury. Ribs are of ivory, numbered front to back from 1 to 24, either end decorated with polychrome enamel with a lotus flower motif, attached by chain to a ring. Maker's marks, fitted case, Payne and Sons. via suzilove.com and Sotheby's Auctions. sothebys.com
1890 ca. Ivory, Enamel, and Gold Carnet de Bal, or Dance Card. Formerly in the collection of lady Mairi Bury. Ribs are of ivory, numbered front to back from 1 to 24, either end decorated with polychrome enamel with a lotus flower motif, attached by chain to a ring. Maker’s marks, fitted case, Payne and Sons. via Sotheby’s Auctions. sothebys.com

1890 ca. Ivory, Enamel, and Gold Carnet de Bal, or Dance Card. #History #Victorian #Dancing

Three Hot Regency Romances In Irresistible Aristocrats Series In eBook and Paperback #historicalRomance #RegencyRomance #EroticRomance.

February 27, 2021

Irresistible Aristocrats Series Books 1-3  #historicalRomance #RegencyRomance EroticRomance. Three stand alone books in eBook and Paperback  books2read.com/suziloveTVPH   books2read.com/suziloveFTAV   books2read.com/suzilovePHB

Three Hot Regency Romances In Irresistible Aristocrats Series In eBook and Paperback #historicalRomance #RegencyRomance #EroticRomance.

Early 1800’s glimpse into frivolous and serious occupations filling a young lady’s day. #Regency #Nonfiction #AmWriting https://books2read.com/suziloveYLD

February 27, 2021

Young Lady’s Day Regency Life Series Book 4 by Suzi Love. #regency #nonfiction
An early 1800’s glimpse into both the frivolous and more serious occupations filling a young lady’s day. Historic images and historical information show her fashions and frolics.
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Young Lady's Day Regency Life Series Book 4 by Suzi Love. #regency #nonfiction An early 1800’s glimpse into both the frivolous and more serious occupations filling a young lady's day. Historic images and historical information show her fashions and frolics. https://books2read.com/suziloveYLD
Young Lady’s Day Regency Life Series Book 4 by Suzi Love. #regency #nonfiction An early 1800’s glimpse into both the frivolous and more serious occupations filling a young lady’s day. Historic images and historical information show her fashions and frolics. https://books2read.com/suziloveYLD

Early 1800’s glimpse into frivolous and serious occupations filling a young lady’s day. #Regency #Nonfiction #AmWriting https://books2read.com/suziloveYLD

Duke of Stirkton throws off his rigid upbringing after his grandfather’s death. #Mystery #RegencyRomance

February 27, 2021
Duke of Stirkton throws off his rigid upbringing after his grandfather’s death. #Mystery #RegencyRomance books2read.com/suziloveFTAV

1821, April 1st; Duke of Stirkton’s residence, Mayfair, London. Being the object of someone’s ridicule might be a novel experience for Maximus Meacham, Duke of Stirkton, but it wasn’t one he cared to repeat, even if the woman laughing at his proposal spoke like a queen and looked like a goddess. books2read.com/suziloveFTAV

Duke of Stirkton throws off his rigid upbringing after his grandfather’s death. #Mystery #RegencyRomance #eroticRomance books2read.com/suziloveFTAV

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