Sommerfrische ball: Luise of Prussia dress + Nehelenia Patterns review

Today I want to talk a little bit about the dress I wore to our Sommerfrische-ball. I have a love&hate-relationship with this dress because of the bad experience I had with the pattern and Nehelenia itself but I still love the look of the dress. But let’s start from the beginning. A while ago I […]

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Historic Steam Train Adventure: ‚Kuckucksbähnel‘ in germany

On my this years trip to germany I was in Hanover and also, like every year at my aunts house near Mannheim. (This is also where I stayed last year when I had an internship at the Nationaltheater Mannheim – a very big theatre in Mannheim). Since Nicole, a fellow costumer, lives in the same […]

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18th & 19th century hair powders

Hair powders. They are extremley important for styling 18th century hair and still was important in the 19th century. If you want to make historical accurate hairstyles you start with using pomade to make your hair thicker (A series on pomades is in the making!). But If you use only pomade your hair will be […]

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Beauty recipes: Liquid rouge

I already mentioned in my American Duchess – Beauty review, that there are many rouge recipes out there and since I personally cannot recommend the recipe they shared in the book, I wanted to share an alternative with you. All of the ingredients I used are safe to use on your face but the recipe […]

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Book review: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty

As we all know, American Duchess have released a new book in early july! I was super excited for the release because the first one was great. I did experiment with 19th century beauty recipes in the past year and I always struggled with pomade to dress the hair properly. I pre-ordered my book on […]

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