The industrial revolution that I have studied deeply during my Business Administration course in college. The conservative against progressive. The theories of evolution and the psychiatric treatments. The radical changes in architecture and its gothic buildings. The fact that for the Victorians, recognizing the scent of a flower was considered a must. Flowers adorned almost everything, from home decor to fashion. It was part of Victorian finesse to attach a meaning to them. Violets for example meant modesty, virtue and affection, and blue violets meant love, faithfulness and watchfulness.
The Victorian Era is remembered and described a historical period marked by many changes, contrasts and contradictions. It is the perfect subject to start my anniversary celebration during the month of July.
So let's travel through time with me. Jump into your corsets. Button up your shirt please. Prepare yourself a cup of a fine English brand...and yes! Do not forget to wear a violet perfume.
The period under the reign of Queen Victoria (UK, from 1837 till 1901) is called the Victorian Era. A time so prosper and culturally rich for the English people that today it is compared to French Belle Époque...
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