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Saturday, May 4, 2019
Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago
626 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Morning Speaker: Alicia Schult of LBCC Historical Apothecary
The Ins & Outs of Cosmetic Beauty & Regency Haircare
Mrs. Schult, proprietress of LBCC Historical Apothecary, will be giving a talk on “The Ins And Outs Of Cosmetic Beauty & Regency Haircare”. No morning toilette would be complete without the proper skin care routine and application of cosmetics in order “to give force to beauty”. Mrs. Schult will discuss the precise and practical methods used for the application of original cosmetics, what they were made from, and also let's not forget the importance of hair care during Jane Austen’s time. Join us as we learn about the women’s toilette: cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and hairdressing in the Regency period. How did ladies preserve and add to their existing charms? Find out as we take an exciting leap back in time to learn more about Regency beauty practices.
LBCC Historical was the first historical apothecary to offer and teach about the application and importance of original cosmetics, haircare, and medicinal products. Mrs. Schult has also collaborated with well known UK author, Susan Stewart on her book, “Painted Faces: A Colourful History of Cosmetics”. She continues to research and add to her rare collections of original books, manuscripts, and antiques in-order to further her knowledge and continue to bring back lost, forgotten, and hidden historical recipes. She lives in a wonderful 1930’s historical home with her husband and 2 apothecary cats.
Afternoon Speaker - Zachary Pinsent of Pinsent Tailoring
Dressing the Dandy
The presentation will give an overview of men’s Regency clothing and the components of a gentleman’s wardrobe shown through a dressing presentation with in depth research of each piece with a story behind it.
Pinsent Tailoring is a one man bespoke period tailoring business making garments from the 1660s to the 1920s based in Brighton UK, but with clients all over the globe. Pinsent Tailoring works closely with museums and private collections to examine original garments and documentation to create period accurate clothing using historic materials and techniques. As well as crafting bespoke historical garments for clients Zack also wears historical clothing on a daily basis, which gives him a unique perspective into the nuances of period clothing.