Monday, February 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday 02.14.11

Hosted this month by Library of Clean Reads.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Originally published in 1899, this rare book contains detailed instructions and illustrations for recreating the elegant and romantic styles of the Victorian era. The book begins with details on how to comb, cut, part and fasten the hair before styling and then illustrates how to create the: 
  • twist
  • coil
  • "8"
  • gordian knot
  • grecian knot
  • apollo knot
  • marteau bow
  • raised hand bow
  • raised bandeaux (Marie Stuart style)
  • raised pompadour (Marie Antoinette Style)
  • raised bandeaux worn in Louis XV style
  • Virgin Mary bandeau
  • Empress bandeaux (worn by Empress Eugenie)
  • Cleo bandeau
  • waved coiffure
  • water wave curl coiffure
  • catogan plait coiffure
  • neck coiffure
  • curled coiffure
  • high coiffure
  • coiffure puff (Louis XV)
  • coiffure with puff and side parting
  • raised wave coiffure
  • coiffure of waved bandeau
  • coiffure with comb
  • coiffure with crescent ornament
  • ribbon loop coiffure
  • coiffure with interlaced ribbon
  • young lady ball coiffure
  • opera coiffure
  • grand soiree coiffure
  • wedding coiffure
Won from Bramcost Publications in their 10,000 Fans Giveaway.


bermudaonion said...

What an interesting book. Our niece just got her cosmetology license and I bet she'd love this.

Kaye said...

All those styles look so elaborate. looks like an interesting book. Have a great week and happy Valentine's Day!

Passages to the Past said...

That is a cool book - enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a fun book!

TheBookGirl said...

What a great win!
Hope you enjoy it and Happy Valentine's Day :)

Anonymous said...

here's mine