August 28, 2006

A Brontean Budget

It would seem that Ms. Bronte wouldn't have been beating down Vera Wang's door, either.

From a letter to a friend after her 1854 jaunt to Halifax for a trousseau:

"cheap material"

"I muslin or plain book muslin with a tuck or two."

"Also I took care that the veil should be made a matter of five shillings. If I must make a fool of myself it shall be on an economical plan. Now I have told you all."

Keats and Yeats may be on your side, but I gots Charlotte on mine.

Posted by Kat at August 28, 2006 03:45 PM