★ Court Presentation Ensemble (1896)

★ Utterly exquisite court ensemble worn by Emily Warren Roebling for her formal presentation to Queen Victoria in 1896. The wife of Brooklyn Bridge engineer, Washington Augustus Roebling, Emily played a significant role in the building of the bridge by taking over day-to-day… Read More

★ Woman’s Lace Dress, c.1818

★ Spring is now officially here, and to celebrate the fact that warmer weather is on the way, I thought I’d share this delightfully sunny dress. Currently in the collections of LACMA, this beautiful yellow linen and lace dress is a wonderful example of Regency fashion. Made… Read More

★ Taffeta Promenade Dress, c.1870

★ How sensational is this dress?! The colour is amazing! It was made in the United States around 1870, and that date, together with the rich and vibrant colour, suggests it was dyed with a then still relatively new aniline dye. Aniline dyes were the first synthetic dyes ever made, and… Read More