Pretty Woman walking alone in her garden to avoid all dissipations, she engages herself entirely with sweet ideas that pleasure presents to her; this makes these flattering images which render her an agreeable solitude: she is coiffed with a hat called à la Charlotte; over her long gown she has a pelisse lined with fur with a gauze apron. (1785)
"Her coiffure is a half-herisson, ended by two hanging curls; the hair hanging behind the ears, à la conselliere: the earrings are large, trembling rings; the kerchief, of trimmed linen; the mantelet of black satin, spotted; the apron of linen; petticoat of violet satin; white shoes, with violet rosettes."
Journal general de France, 6 December 1785 (later the Cabinet des Modes)
* Jansenism, originating in the 17th century, was a flavor of Christianity similar to Calvinism. By the 1780s it had mostly died out as a sect.
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