Sunday, February 27, 2011

19Jul1880, Bare Shoulders and Short Sleeves

LONDON, July 19th-25th, 1880.
—Dinner again in Downing Street meeting Maria Marchss., [FN: I,e, Maria Marchioness of Ailesbury.] who is a real miracle in being still able to carry on her evening gown with bare shoulders and short sleeves a la jeune fille, and the crop of canary-hued curls. A rather ghastly and bony sight, but still it passes muster. Also met Ly. Ossington, old gossip Hayward, the Dean of Westminster, Ld. Enfield.

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