No commentary this month from Arbiter Elegantiarum, only brief descriptions of the two fashion prints, one for a dress to wear to a ball, the other for a gown suitable to walking, all in colors that suggest that official mourning for the King’s dead sister has ceased.
May I have a pair of half-boots of violet kid??
This month’s fabric samples also highlight the return to color, particularly the regency spotted muslin on “beautiful bottilla grounds” (#3). Does anyone know if “bottilla” refers to the color? Can’t find the word in my Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles, or in a Google search…
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