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Clothing, Complexions and Cosmetics: Beauty in the Victorian

When:

Sat 10 Oct 2015, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Leys Institute Library Ponsonby, 20 St Marys Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Today Ponsonby is synonymous with fashion and beauty culture, but what trends would 19th-century women have followed? Join Dr Kirby-Jane Hallum, a specialist in the lives of Victorian women, for an illustrated talk on the changing standards for female beauty over the second half of the 19th century.

A specialist in the lives of Victorian women, her research is published as a book, titled ‘Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction: The Art of Female Beauty.

Free entry. Bookings essential. To book a place, email heritage@iloveponsonby.co.nz

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