Maria Stuarda Breaks Tradition and Bride White Dress

By |2018-09-10T02:04:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Mary Queen of Scots in white wedding gown 24 April 1558 Maria Stuarda (1542-1587) He married the Dauphin of France, Then the king by the name of Francis II, She is wearing a dress which sparked immediate outcry for a reason that our eyes looks rather bizarre: it was white. In reality, before her, already the princess [...]

Empire: Fashion Female in Napoleonic Period

By |2018-09-04T01:41:29+00:00September 4th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Josephine Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife, with a dress "Empire style" The French women's fashion of the First Empire, from 1804 al 1814, He diverged greatly from the previous one: via trappings, laces, damasks, wigs and exaggerated widths (just think of the basket, it became much more simple and convenient. Generally, what will [...]

Male Underwear: Brief History of Braghetta

By |2018-08-05T00:14:23+00:00August 5th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of a man of the '500 (the work is Il Parmigianino) wearing a flashy "codpiece" During the '500 spread among men the use of an item of underwear (but not too much) rather peculiar and downright risqué, the codpiece, which we can be considered the ancestor of the modern jock. It was a kind [...]

Fashion of the '400 Male: Panties to Vista

By |2018-07-31T23:49:05+00:00July 31st, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Men's fashion of the '400 (by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni): separate socks with pants "to view" In the picture attached you can see a detail of The game civettino, by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni (1406-1486), brother of the more famous Masaccio; The painting dates from 1450 and it shows us an interesting insight into life [...]

Calzabraga: i “Leggings” (Men) '400

By |2018-11-17T00:20:09+00:00July 27th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Adoration of the Magi by Luca Signorelli (particular): the two young men depicted wearing the typical calzabraga fifteenth What you see in the image is reproduced in a particular Adoration of the Magi (1495) Luca Signorelli: the two portraits boys wearing the typical calzabraga then fashionable. Practically, as can be seen, it was real leggings ante [...]

Being Magre in Victorian Period

By |2018-11-17T00:36:10+00:00April 27th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Contemporary history|

Women Victorian era. Being thin was an imperative of beauty which you could not escape Each historical period has its own aesthetic rules, but the thinness, almost always, it is an imperative to which it is difficult to escape. It was like that for the Victorian woman, which was to keep as much as possible [...]

The “panties”

By |2018-01-14T22:35:45+00:00January 14th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

One of the '700 French nobleman wearing culottes A typical garment of men's fashion eighteenth century behind the French Revolution were the culottes, as already written in this post But as they were made, precisely, culottes and how they carried? It was elegant shorts, that closed [...]

Hairstyles “Thought provoking” (and Incredibles) the Court of Versailles

By |2018-11-21T19:37:26+00:00January 14th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A lady at the hairdresser in '700. Some extravagant hairstyles sported by ladies in Versailles made time for a certain period of time at the court of Versailles hairstyles ladies showed off nothing short of extravagant, characterized by twisted hair around a sort of "scaffolding" that kept them high above the head ( Come [...]

Egyptians: They dressed like the Ancient Inhabitants of the Nile?

By |2018-12-06T05:52:43+00:00October 4th, 2017|Great Civilizations, Ancient history|

Typical clothing of the Egyptians Most of the information on how to dress the Egyptians learn from the wall paintings of the tombs and archeology. In the Egyptians depicted scenes wearing very little actually: workers are naked or covered by up to a skimpy thong, the others, principals and supervisors work, [...]

Renaissance: the Prime “Boutiques” Italian

By |2018-11-21T19:47:35+00:00May 1st, 2017|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

An ancestor of our boutiques: "the tailor's shop", a fresco of the Issogne Castle (Valle d'Aosta) Milano, Florence, Bologna, Genoa and Venice became, in full Renaissance, the "Silk Roads" favorite of our country, city ​​literally teeming with large, luxurious shops where they sold precious materials, and especially seven [...]