Beauty spots

December 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Products | 4 Comments
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Georgian lady with beauty spotPose like a Georgian with self-adhesive beauty spots.

Black velvet ‘patches’ were worn by both ladies and gentlemen from Elizabethan times, but became very fashionable in the mid 18th century. They were used to cover blemishes such as smallpox scars, but also to communicate political persuasion, marital status and various intentions. It was common for them to be given as gifts, and they were stored in special patch boxes.

This pack of 25 sticky-backed flocked shapes has an illustrated header by Xtina Lamb, with a haughty, married (heart shape on right cheek) Georgian lady wearing a pompadour hairdo. Beauty spot codes such as ‘saucy’ and ‘will kiss but nothing more’ are listed on the back of the header.

Beauty spots £2.50, buy from Seaside Sisters stalls (see Events).

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  1. Very intriguing. Saw these on the women on the TV show Dark Shadows during the 1795 storyline and was very curious to what these were. They had black star patches on different parts of their face.

  2. Hi, I would like to buy a few packs of these directly from you, is there a way this is possible please? Thanks, Ange

  3. Hi Ange
    Yes you can get them in the Printed Wonders shop
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41742195/beauty-spots

    Cheers, Xtina


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