• La Fontange

    There were quite a few popular hairstyles at the court of the Sun King. In his youth it was all about curls and ringlets for the ladies, but later on, there was one particular hairstyle that dominated Louis XIV’s court and swept all over the world.   Legend has it that this hairstyle is the result of a hunting accident.…

  • 17th century beauty hacks

    Beauty hacks and tricks to enhance body features are nothing new. The ladies in the 17th century had quite a few of them, some dating back to ancient times, on how to lose weight, make the teeth whiter, the skin smoother or how to get rid of lice. In matters of weight loss, the 1694 Ladies’ Dictionary advises some easy…

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