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Crowns of the Pharaohs

Crowns of the Pharaohs

I have been fascinated with Ancient Egypt since I was about six years old. My great aunt had a coffee table book full of pictures of artifacts housed within the British Museum. From the moment she showed me the Egyptian collection — the bold colours, the tomb...
Back to Basics – A History of the Chemise

Back to Basics – A History of the Chemise

One of the most common items found in historical costuming is the chemise. A chemise is a long slip-like garment that was worn as an undergarment by both men and women until the 19th century. Evolving from the Roman tunica, the chemise — or ‘smock’ in early...
Scandalous Style – Spotlight on Agnes Sorel

Scandalous Style – Spotlight on Agnes Sorel

They say that Fortune favors the bold, and this seems to hold true in fashion as well as in life. Some of the most prolific style icons of history were as bold in their actions as they were in their manner of dress. Agnes Sorel began as the child of minor nobility,...