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kelsiehoagland kelsiehoagland 4 years
I've never seen the show, but really enjoyed this article as well! :) I would have been considered SUCH a babe back then with my fair, veiny skin and chestnut hair haha
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
@Annie Tomlin @Nancy Einhart You will love it, Nancy! It's so much fun.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
@bibliophile Apparently it was considered the height of chic to have visible veins or a blue-tinged complexion. All of that changed in the 20s, when Coco Chanel sported a tan. Meanwhile in Downton-time... cosmetics were a little more popular (just a little) in the States. On the other side of the pond, Madam CJ Walker was becoming the first female (self-made) millionaire with her line of hair care for women of color.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
@Nancy Einhart I think you'd like it. S1 is fantastic. S2 is a little more soap-y than I'd like, but it's still great fun.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
@Ellenora True, but at least everyone else would be in a similar boat, right?
Ellenora Ellenora 5 years
These are all so interesting! My hair would have suffered a lot though; my hair is a stringy, oily mess if I don't wash it everyday! That's one part of my genetics that I really hate!
bibliophile bibliophile 5 years
Interesting factoid about the genesis of the term "blue blood"!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 5 years
I don't even watch this show but this history is fascinating!
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