Fashion, fun, and frolics

GraygirlHi, Jo here, sharing a bit of fun and fashion. No, I'm not claiming that's me. Just another example of the 18th century look. Quite a young girl, but in her finery.

There's a place on line where anyone can make a 30 second video for free and I've been playing. Along the way today I found a couple of great fashion sites to play with.

I wanted to make a video that would alert people to Seduction in Silk, coming toward us rather faster than I'm prepared for. How can it be June already? Someone e-mailed me to remind me of something I'd promised to do in June and my first reaction was irritation that they were bugging me about it so early! Mind you, that could be the weather. How's your almost-summer?

The BBC is asking whether we should get a new name for the season. Bummer has been suggested. I favor scummer myself. Can you come up with a name for a dull, wet summer? I certainly hope you don't get one. But not excessive heatwaves, either.

Anyway, I made a video about a Georgian lady preparing for a ball. I hope you enjoy it.

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Then I thought I'd should try the men's version. I couldn't find as good pictures, but it's still fun, IMO.

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Along the way I came across this fabulous site of Georgian and other images. Do please explore. I'm sharing a couple here. Click on them to enlarge. 18th Century Fashion Plate 157

18th Century Fashion Plate 140







This is a banjan, or dressing gown. The ones my heroes wear are often gorgeous, but not quite so flowery.

18th Century Fashion Plate 282

Now this is is, I'm sure, a heroine in disguise. You can even see her breasts!

I also revisited the V&A Museum's costume pages. Always interesting.

 To complete the fun — hey, it's Sunday! — I made a little Wench video.

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You can read an excerpt from Seduction in Silk here.

Also, if you're a Goodreads member it's #7 on the upcoming historical romances list. If you plan to buy it and click to say so, we could nudge it a bit higher.

May you enjoy fun and frolics of all kinds,