here to bring you some news! I have come across some amazing sights (tumblr blogs, Pinterest boards and users, etc.) and wanted to let you all know about them!
Pinterest user P8ronella [link]
has 340 boards covering almost every fashion century. They have been lovingly sorted and organized for the Historical Fashion lover's access. Go and check it out, grab some resources for your next art project, or drool over the clothing. She also has boards for ethnic costume (Estonian, Spanish, Greek, etc. to name only a few).
User Elisa Edgren [link]
also has a ton of reference boards sorted into several fashion eras. She also has boards for historical accessories.
Here is a board for Historical Clothing Patterns [link]
User Lucinda Brant [link]
has 80+ boards dedicated to the 18th century
I will update this list as I find more.
Many people use Tumblr, heck, I use it and I'm addicted but I've ran across several beautiful Tumblr blogs dedicated to historical art and fashion
18th Century Love [link]
a beautiful blog about everything, you guessed it!- 18th century.
The Ornamented Being [link]
I would highly suggest you follow this blog if you're a tumblr user because it is beautiful. High quality photo posts of real historical gowns, corsets, underthings, etc. with a few modern fashion posts flourished in between. It is an amazing blog.
Fripperies & Fobs [link]
Another HIGH quality historical fashion blog full of high quality museum photos. It's absolutely wonderful! Another highly recommended blog.
Cave to Canvas [link]
is another beautifully constructed blog. Posts are usually revolved around one artist a day but go into the archive and you will be blown away by the collection of historical art. Use it in your search for references. It will not disappoint.
OMG that Dress! [link]
is fantastic! Gorgeous photos and over 3000 pages of fashion. It is amazing and I highly recommend it.
F- Yeah, Pre-Raphaelite Art [link]
is another wonderful blog for the art lover and for those who need references.
Historical Paintings [link]
is another one you should follow. This blog is decorated with amazing paintings and details. Also, speaking of art details:
Art Details [link]
is an amazing blog for those who can't stand not getting in close enough to those historical paintings. The blog zooms in on details that many of us have skipped over in our historical research.
Ye Olde Fashion [link]
is full of posts mainly regarding Victorian and Edwardian fashion. Follow for more references.
Old Rags [link]
is another beautiful blog! Again, I highly recommend it!
Historical Fashion [link]
is a blog posting historical fashion garments, portraits, or drawings from the Middle Ages to the 1950s, and some special exceptions for later dates.
Dames a la Mode [link]
is full of fashion plates from the 18th and early 19th century. Also, historical clothing advertisements.
and, Draw This Dress [link]
MORE TUMBLR BLOGS ABOUT RANDOM HISTORY:
For those of you who love archaeology and artifacts: Archaeological News [link]
and OMG that Artifact! [link]
are fantastic for archaeology and history lover news!
For my period moviephiles out there: Costume Dramas [link]
For History Lovers in General:
F-Yeah, History Major Heraldic Beast! [link]
History Things [link]
Antique Memes [link]
This is Not Modern Art [link]
F-YEAH HISTORY CRUSHES [link]
is wonderful and full of pics of handsome Historical men, including their accomplishments and biographies,
Some shameless self promotion on my part: The History Creatures [link]
is a project I'm trying to work on. (It involves me drawing animals in historical clothing) If you're interested check it out...
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, OR SEE A BLOG YOU LOVE MISSING FROM THIS LIST, NOTE ME
OR SEND ME A MESSAGE ON TUMBLR [link]
AND I WILL ADD IT TO THE LIST!
ALSO! IF YOU FEEL THAT THE HFLC SHOULD START ITS OWN TUMBLR PAGE, LET US KNOW!
Have a Beautiful Day!