Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces (1811); or The English Lady's Costume

Regency Etiquette The Mirror of Graces or The English Lady s Costume This book written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous covers the social customs and manners of her time the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the times of Jane Austen and of Nap

Regency Etiquette The Mirror of Graces Or The I bought Regency Etiquette expecting a reference book which would explain in detail forms of address, rules of precedence, how to make a formal introduction, whether a gentleman precedes or follows a lady up or down a staircase, and other specifics of correct behavior for the period. History of Fashion and Dress The Regency Period Historical information about the regency period also known as the Empire or Georgian period in Europe and the United States Discussion of women and children s clothing along with historical references. Black Tie Guide History Regency Origins Regency Origins The Tale of the Tailcoat The interesting irony of formal attire is that almost without exception, every aspect of the masculine evening costume derives from the sport of horseback riding. Black Tie Guide History Regency Evolution Tuxedo Etiquette Attire T he Georgian frock that would evolve into the Regency tailcoat. English evening dress black coat worn open, black breeches stockings, white waistcoat and cravat, pumps, chapeau bras. Glove Etiquette in the s Geri Walton Glove wearers had to follow etiquette rules, which included rules for indoors and out, warm or cold weather, and funerals, balls, or dinner parties. Regency Era Archives Geri Walton James Allen, Public Domain The idea that a woman would pretend to be a male was considered shocking in the Regency Era One woman who perpetrated such a Calling Cards and the Etiquette of Paying Calls Calling Cards and the Etiquette of Paying Calls by Michelle Hoppe History By the beginning of the th century, the etiquette of calling was a firmly established ritual in society, and the calling card an essential part of introductions, invitations and visits Calling cards evolved in England as a way for people to get into the elite social circle, and for those already there to keep out Regency Cosmetics and Make Up Hibiscus rosa sinensis Complexion Fashion in make up changes, often from one extreme to another, so after the Rococo era of white faces, red lips and heavily rouged cheeks the Regency, as a reaction, was one when natural beauty was highly praised. Georgette Heyer s Regency World Paperback While Jane Austen is the godmother of the traditional Regency romance, she was, of course, at the time writing contemporary romances It is Georgette Heyer who was writing historical romances as she created dozens of beloved Regency romances during the twentieth century, including The Nonesuch and Regency Buck . Victorian Ball How to Have a Victorian Ball It was the special duty of one or of the committee to attend to each of the above duties for the Victorian dance The number of the committee varied from five to twenty, according to the amount of services to be performed.

  • Title: Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces (1811); or The English Lady's Costume
  • Author: Lady of Distinction Nadia May
  • ISBN: 9780786134281
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Audiobook
  • This book, written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous, covers the social customs and manners of her time, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the times of Jane Austen and of Napoleon It is devoted in large part to the English lady s costume but also covers deportment, movement, the correct dances, propriety, and aids to beauty and health The fronThis book, written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous, covers the social customs and manners of her time, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the times of Jane Austen and of Napoleon It is devoted in large part to the English lady s costume but also covers deportment, movement, the correct dances, propriety, and aids to beauty and health The front page opens with a long and detailed summary of what is to be found in the book, including cultivation of the mind and the Disposition and Carriage of the Body offering also the most efficacious Means of preserving Beauty, Health, and Loveliness Naturally, a Lady of Distinction, in coy anonymity, has written it But this book was no joke in Regency times, and much of the advice would have been taken very much to heart.The style of writing of this period can only be described as flowery everything is padded out with endless adjectives, adverbs, and classical references So one receives the following advice Again, I repeat, the libertine, the gross Epicurean, may feast his imbruted gaze upon a form so stripped of decency for he is a creature whose senses are bent to the earth and the basest offerings are his banquet This, apparently, is the result of leaving too much shoulder showing Anne Woodley, editor, Regency Collection On Line This book will be especially indispensable to anyone interested in the times of Jane Austen, of English Regency, of Napoleon, the early United States, and the War of 1812.

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    1. I checked out the audiobook from the library and found it absolutely hilarious! There is nothing quite like listening to a British woman read to you about 1812 etiquette. Perfect background information for any fan of regency era fiction, historical fiction or history. Included are some awesome descriptions of everyday beauty routines that will make you cringe along with several surprisingly relevant tips for todays "elegant young ladies". Nadia May, our narrative voice of the "Lady of Distinctio [...]

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