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1895 evening boots. Compliment your unique steampunk style with a custom perfume created just for you - check out http://www.designyourownperfume.co.uk to be inspired:)

1895 evening boots. Compliment your unique steampunk style with a custom perfume created just for you - check out http://www.designyourownperfume.co.uk to be inspired:)

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

The Creature hid in the shadows, but that didn't mean he was blind. He saw the masses, dirty and hungry, either hopeless or bitter or yearning. Children ran about with no shoes and empty bellies, as broken women led predatory men into dark alleys. All of it in what was supposed to be a city of well-to-do, shining men and women.

Urban Conditions of the British Poor in the 1800s

The Creature hid in the shadows, but that didn't mean he was blind. He saw the masses, dirty and hungry, either hopeless or bitter or yearning. Children ran about with no shoes and empty bellies, as broken women led predatory men into dark alleys. All of it in what was supposed to be a city of well-to-do, shining men and women.

Lace-up boots, 1890 Karen Sickler and I saw a pair of these in the window of Popular Dry Goods on the way to lunch!! We Liked them!!

Lace-up boots, 1890 Karen Sickler and I saw a pair of these in the window of Popular Dry Goods on the way to lunch!! We Liked them!!

"The proper length for little girls' skirts at various ages", Harper's Bazar, 1868. Diagram showing a mid-Victorian idea of how the hemline should descend from slightly longer than knee-length for a girl of 4 years old to almost ankle-length for a girl of 16.

'Slut' Clothes: A Brief History

"The proper length for little girls' skirts at various ages", Harper's Bazar, 1868. Diagram showing a mid-Victorian idea of how the hemline should descend from slightly longer than knee-length for a girl of 4 years old to almost ankle-length for a girl of 16.

Victorian Stockings  Stockings were as carefully chosen as boots or shoes; as regards fit, neither too tight nor too loose. Tight boots and tight stockings wore out very quickly. If too loose, they were uncomfortable. For winter wear, stockings were woolen or merino. Home-knitted stockings wore much better than any that could be bought. Period ladies’ magazines gave instructions for stockings, and an account of the best materials to use; they also recommended that stockings should be changed…

Victorian Stockings Stockings were as carefully chosen as boots or shoes; as regards fit, neither too tight nor too loose. Tight boots and tight stockings wore out very quickly. If too loose, they were uncomfortable. For winter wear, stockings were woolen or merino. Home-knitted stockings wore much better than any that could be bought. Period ladies’ magazines gave instructions for stockings, and an account of the best materials to use; they also recommended that stockings should be changed…

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