Hi everyone, Maggi here,
As the heroine in my current story promenades in Hyde Park with a parasol, I thought I’d delve into the subject. Back a hundred years or so, parasols were an article a fashionable lady would never venture into the harsh sunlight without. Dressed in pretty gowns, ladies provided beautiful subjects for artists through the years.
Now isn’t that gentleman going to rush to her aid?
A Victorian lady in a flowery meadow by artist, Arthur Hacker.
John Singer Sargent Lady with Parasol 1900
Alfred Stevens (182801906) In the Country with a Parasol
Edward Charles Barnes 1783-1882 The Lady at the Gate
I’ll take this opportunity to reveal my new cover made by Victoria Vane. One Scandalous Night is featured in the Seven Nights of Sin anthology and won’t be available as a standalone for a while, but I love the cover so much I couldn’t wait to reveal it.
Do you think we should still wear hats when we go out or carry parasols? I do, with the world weather warming. I wonder why we don’t. Men too, didn’t they look great in the fedora?
I have two new releases in August, Stirring Passions and The Earl and the Highwayman’s Daughter. Drop by my website to learn more.