Demo sneak peek: Dressing for a ball and ballroom etiquette

Think Regency ladies just threw on an Empire-waist dress and skipped out the door to the ball? Not so!

On Saturday, Ruth Verbunt will give a two-part talk on dressing for a ball and ballroom etiquette:

Part I: “Once they got that coveted invitation to a Ball at Almack’s, what would they have worn?

Part II:  How to re-create the Regency look. PLUS: a hands-on demonstration of applying Regency period make-up for those who want to stay after the discussion.

Ruth says: Makeup in this period can be described by three words; Red, white and gray. I will have mini-kits of makeup to give to those who want it or participants can plan to bring their own concealer, carmine red lipstick, gray eyeshadow and (optional) black mascara. Makeup sponges, Q-tips, cotton balls and other supplies will be on hand for all who want to join the fun.

Winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in Public Humanities




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