Beauty

Getting Pretty Quick, or Plastic Surgery in 1910

A few weeks back I discovered this amusing yet quite frightening article scanned and blogged by Lauren of Wearing History. In this 1910 article from The Delineator, which was one of America’s most popular home and fashion magazines before Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, et al, American humorist Gelett Burgess penned a piece on plastic surgery. Though …

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Beauty

On How to Be Lovely

Contrary to the calm and perfect photographs and portraits of stately Edwardian beauties, as well as the trim, pert figure of the Gibson or Gaiety Girl, loveliness took a lot of work. In my former post, The Chemistry of Beauty, we discussed the products Edwardian women used to beautify themselves, and it was surprising to …

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