Madame Isis’ Toilette is a new blog about 18th century beauty products and recipes to make them.
Fashion and culture from the 1700s.
This blog is sadly neglected these days , I don’t have the time and energy to update it regularly.
Here’s something I had to share though. A very interesting and well researched article by Madame Isis’ Toilette about supposedly poisonous ingredients in 18th century makeup and their effects: Death by makeup- An 18th century beauty myth?
I started making this pelisse last winter for the 12th night ball. I raced to get it finished and didn’t quite make it, but it was still wearable enough for the ball.
After the ball I wasn’t as motivated to finish it so it’s been in the same state ever since, but now I have finally done the final trimming and the arm holes.
I used the instructions at Marquise but made it a bit shorter and less wide. The pattern is from the 1760s but it’s a very basic shape that stayed very similar for several decades.
A fashion plate from Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français.
Jeune Dame coeffée d’un Bonnet rond avec un fichu en marmotte, un Ruban en rosette, une Polonoise et un mantelet blanc.
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jean-Marc Nattier was a French painter who did many portraits of the French royal family during the mid 18th century.