Oh, I know, but still...
Posted by Jessamyn on October 02, 1997 at 23:06:41:
In response to Regency do's and fashions, written by Caroline on October 02, 1997 at 22:44:49
] Now there's a letter I meant to write to Victoria and never did...those aren't Austen styles at all. They're ten to fifteen years later--more sort of George Eliot styles. Why couldn't they have either made real Austen dresses, or used those dresses and employed somebody else's quotes instead?
] ] That aside, they're pretty consistent for the time period they do show--and very pretty.
They were lazy! A pattern they used and mentioned in the article says right on it it's for the years 1830-1840--and if they'd done the least bit of fact-checking they'd have noticed Austen was already dead by then! And then they so obviously spent a lot of time and effort on the project; it was a beautiful set of spreads, and they really did a good job of picking models who had the right look.
Oh, well, I suppose it's like Glamour/i>--intelligent, well-written articles on topics like improving self-image and the advancement of women, and then a beautifully photographed fashion spread that contradicts half the things said in the rest of the magazine.
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