Holbein sketches of Anne Boleyn

Originally posted on Ruth Stacey poet:
David Starkey and Bendor Grovesnor have argued the case ( here ) for the night gown sketch being Anne.  If the woman in the nightgown is Anne, then so is the woman in the hood when you compare them side by side. Medal reconstruction by Lucy Churchill (website here) Holbein colouring to look like the NPG portrait by Nieve… Continue reading Holbein sketches of Anne Boleyn

History Ahoy! LFW Ahoy!

Hi BBz, Apologies for the delay in your historical fashion fix. It’s been a busy week but I have made sure to get some extra lovely historical fashion goodies for you. So you see, I do care. This week we are going to dip our toes into historical fashion influences in pop culture, which if we are honest, are never really that authentic. Reign anyone?! … Continue reading History Ahoy! LFW Ahoy!

Blogger meet up – Are you in town for London Fashion Week?

Hello there darlings! A few people have been in touch about London Fashion Week and I’m thinking it would be rather lovely for a few of us to get together and have a meet up ( any excuse for chat and wine)  I am already meeting up with the lovely Writers Block and broken lenses and Stehi Lareine ( love these ladies! ) and wondered if … Continue reading Blogger meet up – Are you in town for London Fashion Week?

History Ahoy- Hair pieces, vintage weddings and historical dress of the week

Bbz, Thank you for the love last week. It was muchos appreciated. Good to know there are a few history fans out there. On that note, i shall jump straight in on the historical round up. First, *queue trumpets* This weeks dress of the week is an easy one. It is this stunning creation by Steamstress “Tudor Dreamers” It’s beautiful. I am in love. ❤ … Continue reading History Ahoy- Hair pieces, vintage weddings and historical dress of the week

Historical Fashion Porn

Hello Darlings! Oh it’s been a good week for historical fashion porn in my social feeds, probably to do with a few of you emailing me some fab sites. Thank you so much! I love getting sent new tip offs, and I certainly liked these two sites that were sent to me via my facebook page – frockflicks  and the fashion historian ( If I could … Continue reading Historical Fashion Porn

If you’re Stokie and you know it clap your hands ( and stick your oat cake in the air! )

Alright Mate?! Ouw at? For context I am feeling a bit home sick for the “North” ( according to everyone in London, North of Watford is technically the North) and I wanted to greet you in my peoples most traditional way. Ok, that is a lie. If I was to great you in the traditional “Stokie” way it would be “aye up duck?!”. Before you … Continue reading If you’re Stokie and you know it clap your hands ( and stick your oat cake in the air! )