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Death by makeup?

Posted May 5, 2013 at 12:20 CEST in Fashion and Links.

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?

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Madame Isis’ Toilette

Posted May 7, 2012 at 13:19 CEST in Blogs, Fashion, and Links.

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Madame Isis’ Toilette is a new blog about 18th century beauty products and recipes to make them.

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National Trust Collections

Posted Jan 24, 2012 at 15:31 CET in Databases, Fashion, Links, Museums, and Paintings.

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Everyone and their grandmother have already blogged abut this, but the National Trust has a new online archive.

So far the information is often scarce, the photos are often small or of bad quality, and the clothes are often badly mounted or not mounted at all. Still there’s lots and lots of great stuff to see, and the search function is great, except for the fact the session times out if you leave it too long.

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Swedish museum database

Posted Jan 11, 2012 at 17:15 CET in Databases, Fashion, Links, and Museums.

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I found this new database via Isis’ Wardrobe and Madame Berg.

Livrustkammaren (The royal armory), The Hallwyl museum and Skokloster castle have put their large collections online, containing many18th century costumes and other objects. The search function is great but the photo quality isn’t always the best. Click the picture to go to the website.

P.S. I just added a Databases category where I will be adding all the posts about 18th century related databases.

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At the Sign of the Golden Scissors

Posted Jan 6, 2012 at 17:42 CET in Blogs, Costuming, Fashion, and Links.

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I feel terrible for neglecting this blog so much lately, but here’s a great 18th century blog I just discovered. At the Sign of the Golden Scissors talks about 18th century costuming and has some great articles about 18th century clothing with a focus on historical accuracy.

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