Paris fashions for November, 1864
A selection of dresses designed for the winter of 1864. From left, 'The manteau marchesa' made from cloth and velvet, trimmed with a silk border. The bonnet is of green silk, with rich lace surmounted by roses and feathers. 'The manteau hongrois', made from velvet pile cloth and a satin cording bordering the sleeves. Worn with a bonnet of white taffeta pique with feathers on one side covered by velvet ribbons. The evening dress is a grey silk robe with a flounce of three colours. The bonnet is a green trimmed with a large feather and a roll of black lace.
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Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole
Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole - A glamorous young lady enjoys toying with her formerly-dressed suitors, all in miniature form and flying around her on champagne bottles, each with a propeller and held aloft by coloured ribbons!! One of her devotees holds aloft a diamond ring in a box, clearly proposing marriage Date: 1912
Women's hairstyles 1864
Selection of the latest styles of arranging the hair as adopted in Paris, and as practised by the leading Parisian hair-dressers. Using false additions to sufficient quantity of the hair to enable them to adopt any of these styles. Woman in the centre, bride's head-dress, with parting behind the ears, divided the hair into three equal parts, with the two lower ones make the full twist and with the upper one a small Greek bandeau which advances on the forehead. Back of the hair is arranged with a large bow or loop, ornamented with an oval wreath of orange blossoms and tuberoses.
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