The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty
Master Iconic 18th Century Hair and Makeup TechniquesEver wondered how Marie Antoinette achieved her sky-high hairstyle or how women in the 1700s created their voluminous frizz hairdos? The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty answers all your Georgian beauty questions—and teaches you all you need to know to recreate the styles yourself.Learn how to whip up your own pomatum and hair powder and correctly use them to take your ’dos to the next level. From there, dive into the world of buckles, hair cushions and papillote papers with historically accurate hairstyles straight from the 1700s. And top all your hair masterpieces with millinery from the time period, from a French night cap to a silk bonnet to a simple, elegant chiffonet.With Lauren and Abby’s step-by-step instructions and insightful commentary, this must-have guide is sure to find a permanent place on the shelves of all 18th century beauty enthusiasts.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty Details

TitleThe American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty
Author
ReleaseJul 9th, 2019
PublisherPage Street Publishing
ISBN-139781624147869
Rating
GenreHistory, Couture, Fashion, Nonfiction, Literature, 18th Century, Art, Art History

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty Review

  • Prince William Public Library System
    January 1, 1970
    This book is definitely more about hairstyles than 18th century makeup and accessories. I could this this being useful for cosplayers, LARP-ers, Halloween, parades, etc. The book gives you step-by-step directions and images to follow. It also provides a list of everything you will need beforehand (most of these require hair extensions or some type of volumizer to create the fullest look. You could tease, but some of these are so elaborate you'd need extensions, otherwise you'd had to shave your This book is definitely more about hairstyles than 18th century makeup and accessories. I could this this being useful for cosplayers, LARP-ers, Halloween, parades, etc. The book gives you step-by-step directions and images to follow. It also provides a list of everything you will need beforehand (most of these require hair extensions or some type of volumizer to create the fullest look. You could tease, but some of these are so elaborate you'd need extensions, otherwise you'd had to shave your head to undo all of that teasing).Perhaps if I attend the Williamburg Christmas parade, I'll revisit this one. It's super interesting, and provides historical explanations of hair and other sartorial choices of the 18th century.-Amandahttp://librarycatalog.pwcgov.org/pola...
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I loved reading this! I haven't sewn in over two decades so for me the beauty recipes and the history were so interesting. This is a part of history I've always been interested in, those quiet moments before one goes out to face the world.I've been a fan of American Duchess for a few years. Even though I don't sew their writing is engaging and interesting for any history fan and this book is no different. I only gave it 4 stars because I haven't tried to recipes myself yet.
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