I thought I'd kick off the Dressed in Time Boutique with a little something small and fun: mouches!
Often made of silk and velvet, mouches (meaning "flys" in French) were very popular in the 18th century amongst gentlemen and ladies alike. Depending on where you put the spot on your face, it meant different things. According to Madame du Barry, a beauty spot at the corner of the mouth meant kissable, near the eye: provocative, on the nose: sassy, above the lip: flirty, and on the chin: discreet, to name a few.
The mouches I offer are hand-cut, black silk taffeta and they come in an assortment of five per package. Each package includes a heart, star, moon, diamond and circle. Enjoy!
|Francois Boucher, A Lady Applying a Beauty Spot|
In the future, what you can expect to find at my shop will be mostly handmade, specialty accessories and historical accoutrement, such as mouches, garters, pin balls, handkercheifs, pockets, etc. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see for purchase in the future. Cheers!