Charles Worth was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, in October 1825. His early days are pretty much lost to history. He may have been the fifth child of his family or the third, although it is agreed his father left his mother at some point in Charles' youth, and the family became destitute. Charles went… Continue reading Designer Diaries – House of Worth
Our lives have been sadly devoid of sparkle for the last fourteen months, so let's cast a wide net and see what we come up with. Actually, Tiara Mania and some of our Baguettes have done all the work. Three tiaras for one wedding! #TiaraAlert Princess (Puteri) Amida Afsha Afzan of Pahang wore three tiaras… Continue reading Random Royaling – Random Jewel News
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Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele
Queen Ranavalona had a preference for only one thing western: fashion. Unfortunately very few portraits survive of her. In order to get an idea of what fashions she favored at the time of her coronation, let's take a look at some of the other royal women of the time. In general, European women's fashion changed… Continue reading Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s