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Disgusting and Creepy Victorian Fashion Trends

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megalopolis2015 (12 hours ago)
Wow. You have the best looks. Your insight into period fashion is also awesome.
Cassidie Hailley (19 hours ago)
Well dressed to kill sounds just about right but then again think about the chemicals that are in our clothes. They may not kill us but still it's a thought.
TanyaItkin (22 hours ago)
I'm not sure if it was the same in the 19th century, but today you can get the same beetle wings they used without harming the animals, since the wings are harvested after the beetle drops dead from old age. So they did kill and stuff a lot of birds at the time but they may not have necessarily killed the beetles.
TanyaItkin (22 hours ago)
They also used to make white paint and coloring from lead, which is very poisonous, and use it to dye everything from furniture to sweets and children's toys.
Harriet Lyall (1 day ago)
💖💐 loving these videos. I applaud 👏🏼your quest for precision and factual accuracy in our retrospective understanding of historical fashion. I’ve seen these garments, eg shawls, decorated with iridescent beetle wings, in the costume museum. 🐞🦋 also I’ve seen the hair jewellery. I never knew about the Polish political hair jewellery, thanks so much for this esoteric information. 👩🏻‍🎓 Seemingly the Royal Society for Protection of Birds in UK was founded in protest against the excessive killing of birds, eg egrets, for hats.
Moby Dick (1 day ago)
They cared a lot about the environment back in those days. Keep in mind it was the beginning of industrialization and the ecosystem severely changed. The Romantics were the first enviromentalists in history.
Slanted Glasses (1 day ago)
They also color children toys with that arsenic green. You know, toys that children usually chew sometimes?
scott grunow (4 days ago)
Arsenic was in the wallpaper dyes as well.
Macbeth (4 days ago)
Pro to your 70 year old husband dying: fancy mourning accessories
Michelle Nash (9 days ago)
Oh my goodness!!!! You are wearing makeup????!!!!! 😲 You are just beautiful!!! So naturally beautiful!!!!!
Joshua Brandau (12 days ago)
Look at that weird power outlet just hanging out on the wall.
thatsnotmyname (14 days ago)
You should have named the video "beauty trends we should have left in the 1800s".
Kristen R (17 days ago)
Don’t forget celluloid jewelry that would explode when it got too hot (ie. under hot water or too close to a fire) 💀
Curvy Diva (17 days ago)
So...the “Audubon Society” (Grandmas of Vegans as you put it very hilariously 😂) Still Exist. For reasons other then birds on hats, but yeah, their still around. I think they protect birds in general, especially endangered species. Cool too know this is why they were created though.
Fionna McCormick (19 days ago)
The beetle wings as clothing decorations, are basically organic sequins.
Mez (20 days ago)
That's why goths love the Victorian era. Not into dead animals myself because I love them but all the other creepy shit is good stuff
Бабушка ??? (20 days ago)
If we would dress up without knowing what each other picked, we would be wearing the same clothes (personality twins)
Niko P (21 days ago)
poor animals with us. i cant believe how people think they own animals. weirdest thing. like they gave it birth. or like they created them.
Niko P (21 days ago)
your haircut is exactly what is suggested as the perfect hairdo in the 50's for somebody with an oval shape. i love it
Labelle A.D (23 days ago)
I have birds at home and this was really hard to watch 😩
mydejavooo (26 days ago)
Why would we not be able to do intricate work now?? Aren't we supposed to be more advanced now?
Ambra (26 days ago)
That green is so gorgeous tho DAMN
Elfin Dreamer (1 month ago)
People who claim people were healthier hundreds of years ago should probably be reminded of these things.
rainey mills (1 month ago)
They used Cyanide to dye their hair
Hannah Radenkova (1 month ago)
I think the weirdest is definitely having your photo taken with your posed recently deceased relative. Not a fashion thing but... dude.
_Paws_ (1 month ago)
YouTube recommended this video; although I don't follow this particular topic yet your presentation and overall attitude is great. Meme 👏mom👏
Miika (1 month ago)
No wonder victorian fashion is popular in the goth subculture.
Rico Biggart (1 month ago)
Scarlett O’Hara wearing her green curtain dress could easily have been poisoning herself???
Crown Jules (1 month ago)
5:16 hehehe BEADles
Umbra Luna (1 month ago)
Am I the only one who seen the golden beetle and thought of Poe? Yes? Ok.
Burstcore (1 month ago)
Was that moldy bread?
Tomas Augustinas (1 month ago)
Beetle wing embroidery is beautiful and you are objectively wrong if you think their nasty.
Aramati Paz (1 month ago)
Hair jewellery? That's explains Undertaker's accessories (from Kuroshitsuji)
I feel like having dead animals on clothing is morbidly badass, provided no animals were killed for fashion purposes. I own an awesome hat with a canada goose wing and a few dozen porcupine quills from a butcher and hunk of roadkill respectively.
Brooklyn Baby (1 month ago)
Since your first video I fell in love like I WANNA MEET YOU MEME MOM
Hannah Maeve (1 month ago)
“The children died like flys” 😂😂I choked on my food
Elisabeth Czenia (1 month ago)
Not fashion related, but something I still thought you’d maybe be interested in is cobweb paintings. Those were miniature paintings done on collected and prepared spider webs. Mainly in Austria starting in the 16th century.
Charlotte Hele (1 month ago)
Not related to the video but you are so so pretty. Like gosh darn, you just give such a beautiful vibe off and I dig it.
GalaxyOfRainbowz (1 month ago)
Meme MOoOOooOm
Ducky Devilry (1 month ago)
Can you do a video on the “rules” of Victorian Era Mourning Fashions?
Karina K (1 month ago)
The way she says era 😂😂
Devin Ramos (1 month ago)
I love ❤️ your videos!!!! Fabulous!!!!
tina silver (1 month ago)
STOP SAYING "LIKE"! It's not in keeping with your interesting dialogue and subject. And as you clearly have access to YT, take some elocution lessons to refine your voice. Better to be looked over, than overlooked.
Bird Cheese (1 month ago)
Nice nightmare before Christmas ref
Sarah Smith (1 month ago)
My fave era is the Victorian era and the wild Wild West era yeehaw
Grainne O'Cruhuir (1 month ago)
I get an enormous amount of enjoyment hearing someone dressed in mid 20th century fashion saying the word dope. 😂
Niamh C (1 month ago)
The beetle thing isn’t that weird if you consider it similar to using feathers as decoration
Ellyn Ever Sweet (1 month ago)
Honestly I love the idea of mourning jewelry.
Anna Nellis (1 month ago)
I know you guys are going to hate me. I love anything old fashioned, antiquated things such as retro music, fashion style, personally I rather live in the Victorian movies and times
cybelle (1 month ago)
1:17 3:35 3:50
claire buettner (1 month ago)
beauty hurts
Jasmine Zheng (1 month ago)
Question: did any of the Victorian women just not where any of the crinolines, bustles, etc? Did any of them just have the skirts without any support underneath?
Basica.ly (2 months ago)
The bug wings are so prettyyy!!!! If we can use feathers as decoration we can use bug wings today too, right?? 😩😩😩
Not my Name (2 months ago)
Am I the only who hates that green shade at some point?
Elijah Villegas (2 months ago)
"Oh my goodness Elizabeth! Where did you get such pretty bird" "Oh! thank you for noticing. I got this crow at the Birdatorium" "Nice. Well George and I are about to buy a bird too! I saved my money so I can replace this chicken hat with something better."
Clementines (2 months ago)
Golly gosh, if I lived back then I would've died pretty quickly since green is my favorite color.
slomodog (1 month ago)
Ikr
Username Checks Out (2 months ago)
what cookies were those.....?! they looked SO GOOD.
Kahtisemo (2 months ago)
That last one about the birds reminds me of a children's book called "She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head" or something and it was a short over simplified tale about two of the women who organized and pushed for making the practice illegal. Granted, women couldn't vote at the time, so it pointed out how they had to get their husbands involved to deal with the legislative and business side of things. As for the bugs, I'm reminded of early 2000s or something I recall where some fashion guy was showcasing a model that had a LIVE GIANT COCKROACH or something with a gold chain (like a leash, it had some freedom of movement) and was explaining to the reporter that it's safe up there on her shoulder. It was for a fashion show and I don't think was ever intended to become a practice but whuuuuut?
Clarity Starthorne (2 months ago)
The beetle shell things are like natural sequence. :3
Char A (2 months ago)
Googles "where can you buy an arsenic green dress"
toxicsugar art (2 months ago)
Damn I love green, if I lived back then I’d be hella dead lol
Kraft Kids (2 months ago)
I love that they were like “oh so these people worked in the arsenic factory and died” “oh this kid licks the wall and dies” definitely coincidence
Jello Flan (2 months ago)
Meme MOoOOOommmm
paniwernic (2 months ago)
In my previous life I definitely was that person covered in beetles.
Sherry Brown (2 months ago)
The Mourning Jewelry made of hair was one of the few ways a person could keep a part of the deceased since photography was in the infant stages and was very expensive.
Prismo (2 months ago)
I do like the mourning traditions of the victorian era, I feel like nowadays you're not allowed to properly mourn and process the death of a loved one, you're just supposed to be sad for a week and suddenly be fine and capable of moving on, death is something that is strictly not talked about because as it happend less and less frequently we sort of forgot how to deal with it
Karolina Żebrowska (2 months ago)
I agree! I think it helped get through the grieving process. the only thing I think sucked was when a person you were mourning after was not that close to your heart and you had to mourn after them either way, for a long time.
Chandra Satrio (2 months ago)
Agreeed! I thought the stiff old photo from vic. Era was creepy enough then I thought they sometimes took the pics with dead people styled alive.
bestpufferfish (2 months ago)
The use of animals in human clothing is very much an ancient thing, not just to protect you from the elements, but also as decoration (sometimes there was more meanings into every piece i.e. spiritual etc), but I think what fucks me up about the more recent western habits is how the people would just buy the pieces? They wouldn't kill the animals and process them themselves and have meanings into why they went through this process and choose to wear them, and instead they literally turned animals into objects and were completely disconnected that they are wearing a once living being simply because it was ~trendy~. Also one can't forget this was often fueled by colonialism :)
Did the RSPB come from the bird-hat society she spoke about?
ccyanide snacc (2 months ago)
The intro made me subscribe
La Gatita (2 months ago)
11:39 BRUH 12:47 Seriously WTF XD hahahahaha
Ainmhí Witch (2 months ago)
With the corsets that people usually think is Victorian era (small waist, big bust/hips)... it's actually the Edwardian era that started that statement :)
Taylor Keen (2 months ago)
My aunt has a friend who does Victorian hair art, so when I cut a lot of my hair, I gave it to her to use. I couldn't donate it because of the colour treatments and so that was something I could do instead of just throwing it out. I didn't really know what it was before my aunt showed me her Instagram, and now that I know, it's really cool!
Alexa woolery (2 months ago)
To much talking it made it very boring should cut down the talking time but good info
Lily Liselotte (2 months ago)
beetle wings are still used in embroidery today
destiny h (2 months ago)
Getting to an old age was definitely a more difficult task back then than it is now, but the average life span recorded in the 19th century was so low mainly due to the amount of infant deaths. Now that infant deaths are less common, the average life span has been risen.
slomodog (1 month ago)
I'm unsure what that rumour still circulates. Yes the infant death rate was incredibly high but at the same time many people DID indeed die young. Making it past 40 was seen as a great thing. Yes, many lived well into their 70s and even 80s and 90s but there were definitely more people dying before they even reached middle age.
Anxious Being (2 months ago)
Hi there It’s your Meme. MoOoOoOm
Yenenda (2 months ago)
I actually own a pair of earrings made out of those beetles! very pretty, and its funny freaking people out when i tell them what they are
hm ata (2 months ago)
dressed to kill............yourself
Mariah Makes (2 months ago)
I did some research on beetle wing embroidery a few months ago, and here's a few things I learned: 1) it comes from one particular beetle in India, and it's much older than just Victorian. They had it in the regency era and earlier, which makes sense because a lot of goods and fashions were coming from India during the 18th century. 2) you can still buy them today; I found several places you can buy them on Etsy. 3) they aren't gross or bug-like at all. They are just the shell wings broken off at the joint. In working with them they are very similar to acrylic nails, in shape and pliability. 4) they might not have been very harmful to the insects after all. The sellers I was researching were from India, and say that the beetles die after mating at a certain time each year and they simply go out and collect piles of the insects. Of course that's just the seller's word, but still.
Caryn Schmidt (1 month ago)
I'd wear the hell out of one of those dresses. Doesn't bother me at all. Not any worse than seeing shells on a dress really
Zah Ra (2 months ago)
3:24 Victorian Gucci
faroshscale (2 months ago)
Please tell me you're gay
Lorenzo Maldonado (2 months ago)
I pronouns thí The Victorian meme queen
Hottopic. (2 months ago)
0:03 i snorted
julijakeit (2 months ago)
Women use cosmetics that is still harmful today, especially during pregnancy. Cheap fast fashion brands use harmful chemicals to produce and color their clothing and accessories. We have come long way but the road is still ahead to completely eradicate harmful materials from our lives.
a butterfly (2 months ago)
Fun fact about arsenic: there is small traces of it in the rice we eat.
Tho Mais (2 months ago)
...by the way, you ere wearing a spider net :P
Tho Mais (2 months ago)
i understand that it's difficult for you to "get it" and it's too weird for you cause you're American. No offence but ...too short history. You missed all those years of experimentation and evolution. Take care. (i'm European)
pink flamingo (2 months ago)
I would *die* for those green dresses.
Virginia Stirnweis (2 months ago)
The information was interesting but the presentation needs work
AnaAguilar999 (2 months ago)
Pretty cool video... I just wish to were a bit more clear about the hair jewelry part. That one was incredibly confusing to me. The editing made me think you were not ok, but thank you for all of the cool information, it was amazing.
Rin Delamater (2 months ago)
OOOHHH I heard a story on a podcast about a girl who danced to her death because the dress she wore to the dance was an arsenic green dress. Also, I want to bring back hair memorials. Not in jewelry, just in frames. I think it’s really sentimental and sweet.
Imagine in 200 years for now when people say things like- "They actually made tattoos out of INK." It's crazy to think that things that are the norm now will be frowned upon in the future.
Veronica Subliminals (2 months ago)
Polska biało czerwoni
Rita M (2 months ago)
Did someone say polish?!
Kpop is my City (2 months ago)
Your voice is pretty
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Park Chaeyong (2 months ago)
2018 anyone?
africkso (2 months ago)
Tbh I can appreciate the romantacism of the hair jewelry. My mom has a lock of her high school boyfriend's hair in one of our photo albums and growing up it always struck me as so romantic, having a piece of someone you love to keep forever.
Amanda Cuckhold (2 months ago)
Interesting but you say like so much! Ahhh!
belle16117 (2 months ago)
I own several pieces of Victorian mourning jewelry and postmortem pictures. That era fascinates me.

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