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The History of the Flapper, Part 4: Emboldened by the Bob

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: V12: Introduction to Hairstyles in 1912 | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser


Post Edwardian Hair and Makeup look. Lili Elsie in 1912 To have a tan, was to suggest that a lady was of a lower class, who worked the land. So women of the ‘better class’ remained indoors or in the shade for most of their day.


A collection of Edwardian photographs, depicting some of the hairstyles of the time, like the Low Pompadour. Hatpin Hairstyle. Side-Swirls. Flapper (The title ‘Flapper’ originally referred to teenage girls who wore their hair in single plait which often terminated in a wide ribbon bow.) & the pompadour.| THE VINTAGE THIMBLE


1900-1906 - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era. This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson girl" illustrations of the time. The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn. Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....


Coco, look at that posture! Such a beautiful and powerful woman...yet so fragile too. This could be base of what Rosie is like - bird-like yet poised, graceful and strong