Tag Archives: Traditional Regency Romance

October 9, 2013

[September 22, 2016]   Self Portrait of Edmund Blair Leighton Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) was the son of Charles Blair Leighton and Caroline Boosey. Charles Leighton painted portraits and figure pieces and occasionally exhibited at the Royal Academy.  Sadly, though, he died at the age of 31, but his son Edmund followed in his footsteps […]

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October 9, 2013

[September 17, 2016] Ah, was it just friendship, puppy love, or much more between Jane Austen and Thomas Lefroy? It’s an interesting question that a number of writers have pursued even to the point of the movie ‘Becoming Jane’ which indicated it was much more. Recently, I made a short post on Facebook considering this […]

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October 9, 2013

[September 1, 2016] Few dress designers could match the genius of Charles Frederick Worth. That’s why many see him as ‘the father of haute couture.’ I will say that this series of blogs has been fun. I love the beautiful dresses and other garments he designed. And his influence is even felt down to today. […]

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October 9, 2013

[August 26, 2016] Charles Frederick Worth was an innovator when it came to fashion. He didn’t follow others; they followed his leadings. Not only was he a man that made his clients look beautiful in stunning garments, he made changes to the fashions that became permanent over time. Two of his innovations involved the line […]

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October 9, 2013

[August 18, 2016] In 1858, Charles Frederick Worth and a young man from Sweden, Otto Gustaf Bobergh, set up in business at 7 rue de la Paix, naming the establishment Worth and Bobergh. It was only a short time until Worth’s reputation was made. In 1860 a ball dress Worth designed for Princess de Metternich was admired by […]

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