Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Video: Being a Regency Lady Ain't Easy

Friday, June 1, 2018
Loretta reports:

There’s quite a bit of variation in the extent to which re-enactors strive for historical accuracy, from hand-sewing, using the tools and methods that would have been used in the given time period—as is done at Colonial Williamsburg, for instance—to the people who create facsimiles or costumes rather than actual historical dress.

This lady makes no bones about the modern methods she uses to achieve a Regency look. But the thing is, she’s just a treat to watch. I think you’ll laugh at least once, maybe several times, as she prepares for the ball. You will also understand how important a lady’s maid was.

YouTube Video by Karolina Żebrowskaska: A Historical Get Ready With Me - 1808 Regency Edition

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Regencyresearcher said...

A treat to watch.
A question about dance cards, though. I haven't seen them mentioned in any regency sources I have. Have you come across them in England during the regency period? The way the dances were structured -- at least before the waltz came in--doesn't seem to make dance cards needed or necessary. Thos. Wilson doesn't mention them in the books on ballroom dancing that I have seen. There are references to ladies writing names on their fans or in little note pads but no dance programs. Have you done a blog on them?

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Thank you for sharing her with us. I can relate to much of it.

Loretta Chase said...

Regency Researcher, to the best of my recollection, I've not come across evidence of dance cards for the Regency, either.

LazrRN said...

Well, I must say I did laugh! Thank you for sharing. I enjoy Two Nerdy History Girls all the time!

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