Finally, you need to throw away the fake tan bottles, and cancel your next trip to the Mediterranean; pale is IN, the paler the better – what better way to show off your noble blood, and the fact that you don’t have to spend your days toiling in the fields like the peasants.
Eye makeup isn’t in fashion, although if you really want to you can put drops of Belladonna (aka deadly nightshade) in your eyes to dilate your pupils.
Pop on some rouge from ground up plants, and to make your lips a more attractive colour you can stain it with crushed berries, or rub lemon juice on them.
This Valentine’s Day, whether you have a special someone or not, I’m sure that, like mine, your Facebook feed is probably full of engagements, gushing declarations of love, #luckygirl, and pictures of flowers, teddies, jewellery, chocolates, bubble baths…..
If you do not have someone to spend the day with, then all the posts can be somewhat groan-inducing, but never fear!
Dressing, particularly for men of a higher social status, was not a simple t-shirt-and-jeans affair as it often is today.
There were plenty of different layers and aspects to make you look tip-top.In fifteenth-century France, whilst women wore loose-fitting clothes that hid most of their body, men would wear tight trousers that accentuated their calves (amongst other features).This was part of the reason that people were so shocked when Joan of Arc dressed in men’s clothing – it left little to the imagination, and was far more revealing of her female form than women’s clothing.Of these, at least one million were left undated, largely due to administrative changes introduced by William the Conqueror in 1066.Correctly dating such charters is of vital importance in the study of English medieval history.However, at most points during the medieval period, blonde haired women were viewed as the height of attraction – many medieval queens were pictured with blonde hair, even if we know from contemporary descriptions that they were not fair-haired.