La Belle Époque Beauty & Fashion Guide for the Modern Day Femme Fatale

“Many of these women were impeccable and liaised with the greatest couturiers of the time, often dressed in exquisite frocks and setting trends in make up and hair”

It is often difficult to visualise women from the late 1800’s up until the First World War obtaining a presence of rebellious beauty. History books painted them into mainstream portraits of submissive and fragile creatures positioned alongside powerful male imagery, and if they were to rebel they would end up in the line of fire like Netherlands born Mata Harithe famous courtesan spy.

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