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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

Like this one for example: I love Keira's Pouf! It's has some decoration but it is so simple which makes it look so elegant!
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Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

I agree. Portraits are the best example. I hope that is true.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

I highly doubt they would wear huge poufs among their friends, I don't think friends competed to see whose pouf was larger! :lol:

Author:  versailles [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

The hat looks really good with the hairstyle.

Author:  Christophe [ Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:15 am ]
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Marija Vera---where did you find that 2nd satrical engraving posted above? It says circa 1750, but that can not be right, since the towering hairstyles did not come into fashion until the 1770s. In the 50s, styles were much simpler. The clothing in the engraving also suggests the 70s.

I agree the simpler styles are very classy and elegant, but I also like the more outlandish style of the 1770s for both men and women: I guess that would make me an ultra-fashionable fop :biggrin:

Note on 18th Century French dress: there were really only two states of dress for the aristocracy: formal and---I don't know a better word for it than 'undress.' That is, dressing gowns and robes worn in one's private chambers. Outside one's private rooms, they were always dressed formally, fully and elaborately for every occassion, even quiet visits from friends; excepting perhaps hunting and military costumes. The concept of 'casual dress' did not come into being until the mid 1780s, when formality began to be rejected in favor of simple and comfortable---a trend started in France by Marie Antoinette herself.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:01 am ]
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Christophe wrote:
Marija Vera---where did you find that 2nd satrical engraving posted above?

I found it on some web page, maybe just the year is wrong. It is strange.:?

Christophe wrote:
I agree the simpler styles are very classy and elegant, but I also like the more outlandish style of the 1770s for both men and women: I guess that would make me an ultra-fashionable fop

Here is something about that :lol: -

"What! Is this my son Tom?", a June 24th 1774 caricature on extreme "Macaroni" fashions of the 1770s (with a "big hair" hairstyle which echos women's aristocratic styles of the time).

Poem in caricature:

Our wise Forefathers would express
Ev'n Sensibility in Dress ;
The modern Race delight to Shew
What Folly in Excess can do.
The honest Farmer come to town, [i.e. to London]
Can scarce believe his Son his own.
If thus the Taste continues Here,
What will it be another Year?


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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

Oh my that is an extremely high hair do.

Author:  versailles [ Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

HAHAHA

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:06 am ]
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Good lord at this point that man can store his whole wardrobe in his wig. :lol:

Author:  versailles [ Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:49 pm ]
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Hahahaha
in that case my wig would be sky-high

Author:  Sillage de la Reine [ Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:18 am ]
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Howcome I never noticed this thread...hmmm, anyways...

If you love wigs, wait til you guys see what I found....
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Author:  Délicate fleur [ Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

YIKES!!!!!!!!! :shock:

Author:  Sillage de la Reine [ Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Amazing Hair

Délicate fleur wrote:
YIKES!!!!!!!!! :shock:

I thought somebody would say that.... I'm planning on sporting that hairdo next Halloween.

Author:  Sillage de la Reine [ Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial to 1770's Hair (wig)

I just figured out a way to wear our coiffures really big without straining our neck, it's actually quite simple. Instead of using cages, or some use chicken wires, we could use a big or tall piece of styrafoam to layer our hairs on top of. Much lighter and safer. That way we can be as extravagant and put as many accessories as we can without hurting our neck.

Author:  Christophe [ Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial to 1770's Hair (wig)

I would recommend using a wig for this, not your actual hair.

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