Thursday, October 29, 2009

Regency Colour nº1- Coquelicot

Coquelicot is the French name for the regular field poppy. As the name would suggest the colour coquelicot is poppy red. The colour was at the height of fashion at the end of the 1700´s, although nice girls could only wear it in small doses, in trimmings or accessories. It is interesting that also around this time the Victim´s Balls are being held in France where ladies wear red ribbons around their neck to represent the cut of the guillotine. And because this is all so French I´ll leave you with Edith.

Edith Piaf by Angelique Houtkamp

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