history

Alexandra of Denmark, Queen and Fashion Icon

Every generation has their fashion icons, those people considered too beautiful to be real, the ones everyone else looks to for the season's trends. Princess Alexandra of Denmark--later Queen of England--was one such person. And she's remarkable not only for her position and her contributions to fashion, but also because she was disabled. Normally, that… Continue reading Alexandra of Denmark, Queen and Fashion Icon

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Victorian Hair Care

Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care