7 Great Gloria Vanderbilt Moments from the T&C; Archive
When asked how to stay young, Vanderbilt advised T&C readers to be happy, to exercise, and not to overeat or overdrink.
Sir Winston Churchill from LIFE magazine
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: atypical shots of the most important half English, half American man in history...in so many ways, a part of the...
Social Diary Archives | David Patrick Columbia's Social Diary Column
David Patrick Columbia's Social Diary column focuses on today's social life & the social history of yesteryear. Read his musings at New York Social Diary!
Victorian Jewelry....The Aesthetic Period..1885 to 1901
Victorian Jewelry....The Aesthetic Period..1885 to 1901 The Aesthetic Period of Victorian Jewelry can be defined as one of reaction against previous jewelry styles. Fashionable women wanted to achieve the impression that they were a bit naughty or frivolous thus showing the world they were modern or Fin de Siecle. The 'Gibson Girl' was independent, fun loving, self-aware and self-assured. Gibson Girl - This was the ideal look of beauty portrayed by the pen and ink illustrations of Charles…
Vanderbilt Tea Traditions - Biltmore
Although “taking tea” often seems like a formal affair, our records show that tea time at America's largest home wasn’t always regimented. “We have photos with the Vanderbilts and guests having tea while lounging outside with their dogs,” said Leslie Klingner, Biltmore's Curator of Interpretation. Another photo (above) shows George Vanderbilt pouring tea for Edith […]
Downsizing, Vanderbilt Style Part One: The Story of Four Sisters. —
Imagine you were living in the 1880’s, ensconced in a grand mansion located on the most fashionable stretch of 5th Avenue. Given to you by your late father, he also left you a personal fortune of 10 million dollars; half outright, and half in trust. Looking out your windows, gazi