V196: Bastille Day Sale, July 14-15 - Vive La France!

Jul 14, 2012 5 comments

Today and tomorrow, all 18th century items in the American-Duchess.com shop are on sale for 25% off.  That includes Pompadours, Kensingtons, and Pemberlies, as well as Fleur and Dauphine shoe buckles.

"Joy was in all hearts, the enthusiasm was indescribable. The oldest inhabitants of the city do not ever recall having seen a similar fête, so brilliant and complete."Anonymous

"How much the greatest event it is that ever happend in the world! and how much the best!" - Charles James Fox (1749-1806) on the fall of the Bastille, 1789

Photography: Chris Stowell


  1. love this outfit, how do you keep your pinked edges from fraying?

    1. Hi Liann,
      I read that pinking was only done on tightly-woven taffetas and silks, because otherwise if the weave is too loose, like for cotton, it shreds too easily. I don't so anything special to keep it from fraying, just cut and it seems to survive alright, lol.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful photos!


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