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I love your English but PLEASE drop or at least dial back the up talking.
i recently found this channel and I absolutely love it now.Also i just want to mention that the lock of hair in jewelry is something that is still done today, or at least it's something my English grandmother does. My mum passed recently and my grandmother took a lock of her hair and placed it in a locket to give to me.
10:50 is that Mary Vetsera?
I once saw a piece of mourning jewelry in a museum where they had made like a cameo necklace using the hair. Like a tiny portrait using hair instead of painting the strokes. It was incredible.
the bird hats are so powerful if someone had a bird hat id go into my fight or flight responses
I read up on attitudes towards animal rights for my dissertation, and it turns out that lots of late Victorian salons resulted in women's movements to prevent animal abuse, ranging from poor treatment of cart horses to these kinds of fashion trends. They're actually forebearers of the suffragettes as women moved on from these kinds of issues towards questioning their own positions in society. It's super interesting to see how fashion trends, treatment of minorities and of animals are so intrinsically linked!
When I was little, I used to make hair jewelry using lockets from the craft store and hair from my American Girl Dolls...I didn’t have many friends for some reason.
So the Beatles wings were like early sequins. That's cool!
YEET Ask A Mortician did a whole ass video on the victorian use of arsenic and boy was that interesting to watch
So I just discovered these videos and I'm completely obsessed with Karolina. I have a BS in fashion merchandising, and it's wonderful to see someone FINALLY getting fashion history right. However, it's a common misconception that 45 was considered an old age in the mid-victorian era. The figures we see are typically skewed, since so many children died young- if thousands of children die before their fifth birthday, it's going to heavily influence cumulative data on mortality to look younger than it really was. If you remove all of the children who died below their fifth birthday, the average lifespan from 1850-1870 was actually closer to 65. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672390/
The Snowy Egret was nearly driven to extinction for fashion
It wasn't until the 1980s that Americans took lead out of gasoline and paints
I've seen hair crowns hung in historic houses that I've toured before and they are really intricate and beautiful (I know it sounds gross)
I like green dresses a lottt I would’ve been so dead lmao
Myazaki wouldlove this stuff, he’d put all this in Bloodborne II.
that shinny dress is Bugging me!!
Victorian fashion did not age well lol
Top of Mourning! 🔔
*Goes back in time*Sends a green dress to my arch nemesis's ancestor*laughs as I powder my face in toxic powder*
Actress Ellen Terry had a famous beetle back dress.
in china they use real human hair to make soy sauce
Francis 11 cool
I heard that the amino acids in human hair can be used to make a condiment with a flavor similar to that of the usual soy variety.
I saw hair jewelry at a funeral museum I visited. It was absolutely beautiful and really well made.
I really like mourning jewelry made of hair! And also in Victorian Era there was a jewelry made of TEETH. It sounds weird and disgusting, but it looks nice)
Is nobody going to say someone about how she linked her nudes in the description
The dresses are really pretty tho.
They could breed those beetles in captivity, since they reproduce very quickly. Less time consuming than running around with nets...
Dressed to kill!..... yourself🤣🤭
I honestly want a bird hat
Meme MOOOM !
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Thank for doing me an educate historian meme mom :)
I don't think the hair jewelry is gross. It's really a loving way to remember your loved one. The dead birds and bug wings are gross to me. I've seen a hair wreath and it wasn't bad.
like your shirt
You think if I find a ton of dead beetles and use there shells on a scarf or something I could make something nice?
Lmao i also have jewelry with the hair of my horse-And i actually want to make a necklacr out of one bone of my cat
before or after the cat's demise
Technically, this counts as a fashion trend; Victorian-era women had their own diet pill: tapeworm eggs!
Give the Victorians a break ; if you want disgusting and creepy check out a gay pride event .
Those birds on the hats are creepy and gross.... Especially the faces and the fact that you can see it's a friggin bird!
There's also a very famous oil paint that used that same arsenic pigment that made a really beautiful shade of green which was a favorite by a lot of famous Renaissance artists. SuperRaeDizzle has a good video on old pigment oils like that if you want to learn moreThere's a
In the UK you can still find a lot of broaches containg hair woven or plaited into almost celtic knot patterns. On the dead animal note iridescent butterfly wings were often used in jewellery. Hummingbirds were popular victims of the bird world and let us not forget the tortoise, whose shell inlaid with precious metals was popular as jewellery too.There was a large market in jet for mourning jewellery and ornamentation as well. Plus people often carried photos of their loved ones taken post mortem.
Also men used to wear their beloveds' braided hair as watch chains.
"Killing animals for fashion"*peta has entered the chat and is branding themselves for some reason*
The Victorians were obsessed with death and life.
They also used poor children as factory workers!I liked how you talked about the women against wearing dead birds on their heads-less popular victorian subcultures and social/environmental movements were pretty cool. Like the victorian society for rational dress
After thinking about it, the beetles aren’t really any different than using feathers or leather or any other animal products on clothing.
Yep, how about pearls and shells...carved bone?
Weird Victorian fashion reminds me of the disgusting socialite nicknamed “Puss” who wore a “cat” costume to the notorious Vanderbilt costume ball. The costume was a taxidermied cat ON HER HEAD, and a dress trimmed in cat fur and cat’s tails. Rich people, SWEAR TA GAWD.
My bird sits on my head... that doesn't count, does it? She can fly off whenever she wants. When she molts, there are a ton of feathers! I guess the bug wings were like sequins are today.
Uuuh, I love that beetle-dress!
Your videos are wonderful and most importantly educational. I'm not a fashionable person but I'm fascinated with history. Thank you for the time and effort and research you put into these.
"Oh, don't mind me. I'm only enjoying some tea in my arsenic green dress, embroidered with beetle shells--the colors match the bird in my hat. Oh, and have you seen my dead husband's hair bracelet? It's absolutely stunning!"
Arsenic oil paint was the other pigment that killed you
About the whole hair-thing: you can actually buy custom-made bracelets with your horse's hair today, so technically, it's still a trend🤣🤣 (a friend of mine actually got one of those after her horse died, so she was just following a Victorian trend)
"Ew, why would you put bugs on you," said the 21st century, while crushing up beetles to put in their make-up. (Google "cochineal"; it's in a lot of bright red cosmetics.)
I really like Victorian fashion, but sometimes they go a lil too far.
Arsenic has one of the most ugliest shade of green ever.
I know someone who makes hair jewelry. Her work is beautiful!
It is discusting to kill animals for fashion. Also for everything else!
Since you can use animal hair for clothes, I don't find it gross to make beautiful jewelry from human hair from someone you love or loved. In Sweden we had specialist women working with human hair, making beautiful pieces that mostly was made for a sweetheart. If I remember correctly. The artisan were called "hårkulla".