Monday, May 30, 2011

Clothing and Hats (from 1909 and 1914)

As promised, here are a few images from the magazine pieces I bought. Some of the images are from 1909 and the rest are from 1914. I must admit I was never a bit fan of fashion from that time period, but since watching Downtown Abbey I have grown to appreciate it a lot more. I still don't think it is a look that is easy to pull off but it is very interesting to see the shift between the Victorian fashions and those of the 1920's. 


  1. I adore the second-to-last image. She's adorable! Très coquette!

    Thanks for sharing your finds with us!

  2. Oh wow, I love edwardian era! Amazing images

  3. I love to take elements from this era and incorporate them into outfits (the whole, obviously, being a bit impractical for modern daywear- not to mention warm!). The hats are such a perfect element- at the races or a wedding with a slightly corset style dress or a demure high-necked blouse. Love hats- sadly I understand that some parrots were severely hunted for their feathers so they weren't the most ethical. Thank goodness for dyed chicken/turkey feathers nowadays!

  4. edwardian era is my favourite era in fashion, i love the dresses and the hats

  5. Gorgeous pics. :)Thanks for posting them!

  6. Hi there, I'm doing a project for uni and would love to know the name of this magazine or where you got the images from

    1. Hi Emily, I got these images from some pieces of The Ladies Home Journal magazine I found at an antique store. It wasn't an intact magazine, but rather a mess of pages from a 1909 issue and a 1914 issue all jumbled together.