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Detail of the reconstruction of a 1620s doublet Ninya Mikhaila made for Perth (Scotland) Museum. The ribbon, braid and buttons were all copied exactly and made by Gina Barrett.

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Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

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from Mail Online

Richard III came back to haunt me! How the discovery of Richard III's skeleton spooked Aneurin Barnard, the man playing him in The White Queen

Aneurin Barnard plays the young Richard in the BBC's epic Wars Of The Roses drama The White Queen - and then the nightmares began

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from The Pragmatic Costumer

Pinterest Alert: Have You Pinned These? Double Check Your Sources!

an artist of the British School, 1569. Helena Snakenborg, Later Marchioness of Northampton. This is interesting!

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The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

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from the Guardian

A foot in the past: historic shoes go on display

Blue velvet latchet tie shoes, c 1660, reputedly worn by Lady Mary Stanhope to court of Charles II. From The Shoe Collection,Northampton Museums & Art Gallery. (I know these are 17th c shoes, not 18th c, but they're just so lovely I had to include them!)

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