1. Ashy DR on April 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    that’s why I love victorian era, im weird and like weird things.

  2. Lindie Botes on April 18, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Cool, informative video! I own a piece of hair jewelry from my grandma’s great-grandpa. Kind of creepy, kind of cool. The hair is arranged in a flower pattern in a necklace locket with a photo of him on the back.

  3. Waffle Sloth on April 18, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Beetle glitter – lovely

  4. Stefanie Maria on April 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    "We’Re KilLinG aLl ThE bIrDs CaN wE sTaHp?"

  5. Teodora Ostaficiuc on April 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    helloo sis what?? I just discovered this channel that kept getting in my recommended and sweet mother Mary there are no ragrets.The perfect combo of memes/vines and vintage??? sign me the fuck up🤙🏻

  6. Smallpotato1965 on April 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Why would you dye your dress with arsenic? Well.. why would you put lead in gasoline? Why would you put asbestos in building materials? The 20th century has lots of skeletons – excuse the pun – in its closet.

  7. shellysdolls on April 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    This was fascinating. I’d love to see a follow up video if you’d like.

  8. Grace on April 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    One of my older relatives had a watch made with hair. It’s true that it actually looks cool and you can’t really tell it’s hair

  9. Topaz Potato on April 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    The only mourning the woman on the right is doing it for her internal organs and rib cage 8:05

  10. Thinac Shanks on April 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    My cousin bought a bird wing broach from a artist market lol

  11. glossy fishy on April 18, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Koind of

  12. Naoli Larp on April 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Karolina should host meme review

  13. Call Me Dayzz on April 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    You’re so pretty WOW

  14. Luna Benng on April 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    The children just died like *flies*

  15. Stella M on April 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I’m guessing the why had to do with the drugs and poisons they consumed: morphine, arsenic, lead, laudenum…. They blew tobacco smoke up their butts with a special bellows-cram, they drank radium water, swallowed freeze dried tapeworm for weight loss….

  16. wildflowers on April 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE for you to do a review on gone with the wind, it’d be so amazing to see your perspective on the beautiful costumes!

  17. Maria Kotter on April 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    People still use jewel beetle wings uwu
    Edit: She mentioned that. My b

  18. mark on April 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    my uncle wears a ring with my great-great granddads hair in it and i didn’t know about it even though ive found hair/mourning jewellery fascinating for a minute. there are even still people who are making hair/mourning jewellery (sometimes even with teeth) today.

  19. aucourant on April 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    The Victorian era was a very strange over the top era in every way. At the same time as sexuality was being suppressed (even to covering piano legs), the number of prostitutes working in British cities was at its highest and domestic servants were regularly abused. This was the time when taxidermy was really popular and all sorts of weird creatures could be found stuffed in different rooms in the house. My grand-mother used to wear a fox-for stole which was basically the fur with the head still on it and the fox’s eyes replaced with glass beads. Grave yards were very creepy places with big ornate Gothic-influenced mausoleums and terribly sentimental statues (especially if the deceased was a child). Hearses were all black and had all black horses adorned with black pummels pulling them. Sentimentality towards children was at its highest and art was full of twee, sentimental pictures of children and animals. Literature was also full of stories of ‘fallen women’, men gone to ‘the drink’ and murder mysteries galore.

  20. Nida Lloyd on April 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Bring back the beetles!

  21. Bildgesmythe on April 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Are we any different? Why fill your seas with plastic?

  22. Sir Bricks A-Lot on April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    "Oh my God. That dress is SOOOO pigmented!"

    "I KNOW. I’m literally dying."

  23. Your local asshole on April 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Those bug wings are like early sequins

  24. Kobie Davis on April 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Okay but those bird hats had to smell horribly lmao I wouldn’t wanna be around someone with a decaying bird on their head

  25. Ass Sprinkles on April 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    *Dress so good, it kills you*

  26. The Painted Skull on April 18, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I love the idea of mourning jewelry and other post-mortem accessories

  27. Estefanía Miranda on April 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    It’s weird to think maybe 100 years from now people will find something we use every single day as extremely poisonous. Scary!

  28. aaskalkaify on April 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    funfact, US lost two major species to the bird hat trend: the passanger pigeon and the carolina parakeet.

  29. Smallpotato1965 on April 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Victorian life was so hazardous, I don’t think poison dresses even measured on the scale… Think about occupational hazards like ‘phossy jaw’ (workers in matchstick factories would breathe in phosporus and this would deteriorate the bones of their jaw – google pictures of it and realise that these people would be a common sight in any large Victorian city) and doctors who would recommend bottlefeeding over wetnurses (problem was, Victorian bottles could not be cleaned properly, which meant that those infamous child mortality numbers could very likely be blamed on those newfangled bottles)

    Phossy jaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phossy_jaw

    Victorian killer baby bottles: https://nourishingdeath.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/murder-bottles/

  30. Erikka Kartak on April 18, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    That is pretty close to my favorite shade of green, I most certainly would’ve died young back then because I would’ve bought everything I could in that color haha

  31. MrsBrit1 on April 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Hair as jewellery and wreaths and other items are absolutely beautiful. I am fascinated by the talent and time it took to make such intricate pieces. There were special tables made to create these pieces. It’s really not too different today, as many people still keep a lock of a loved one’s hair, whether they’ve passed yet or not, in a locket or in a jewellery or trinket box or in your child’s baby book, etc. I have seem some incredible rings, brooches, even framed images made entirely of hair of loved ones and friends.

  32. Eunice Zeng on April 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    There’s a really great podcast called Dressed: the History of Fashion that actually has three episodes on things from this video. There’s an episode on the birds on hats and a two part episode on hair jewelry where they interview someone who does hairwork for a living now. I really recommend it if you’re interested in fashion history!

  33. MécaniqueFairy on April 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’m not sure if it was in the victorian era, but I eard there was also some mourning jewlery that was tiny painting of the eye of a loved one, just the eye, not the complet portrait, that some people would wear as a broche or a pendant. It’s not disgusting but I find it very original and I like that idea.

  34. okay on April 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    the word ‘hair’ sounds weird now i

  35. Weird Guy on April 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    ‘Hair jewelry’
    ‘Oh like pins’
    ‘So they were made of human hair’

  36. Sheila T. on April 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Scarlett Ohara’s green drapery dress!!

  37. Barbara Danley on April 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    You manage to be boring and annoying at the same time, well done.

  38. Pink Panther 420 on April 18, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I’m obsessed with u….

  39. Pinky jones on April 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm


  40. Sariah Harmer on April 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    There’s a really good post by Liz at the Pragmatic Costumer blog on arsenic dyes. An interesting point is that while it’s fun to talk about things like Scheele’s green, the fact of the matter is that very little of the fabric of a ball gown would be touching your body. However, arsenic dyes DID affect people, but through a perhaps less glamorous source that doesn’t fit into the "killing theirselves for beauty" narrative: Stockings. Arsenic was also used to dye clothes black, and stockings (a day-to-day necessity) were often affected. There’s a garment much more in contact with the skin, and would be used by lower classes of people.


  41. Lorena Joppert on April 18, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    And that’s how some of South America’s prettiest specimens of birds disappeared.

  42. Katherine Margeson on April 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Insects are used in lots of red makeup and food coloring today.

  43. Lady Crystal R on April 18, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    They’re called "Momento Mori".

  44. Marek Tóth on April 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    *(C O U G H)*

  45. Kween Yasmine on April 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    John James Audubon was from my small city in Western New York— Jamestown, NY.

  46. arya yadav on April 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm

  47. Jaspirage _ on April 18, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    My stepdad is a well known carpenter around our town/area, he was recently contracted to work on some family’s manor estate a little out in the countryside.
    They have a massive ballroom/hall that has this beautiful divider – except for the fact it was imbedded with beetles! Genuine beetle wings/carcass’s that were used to create this mosaic/glass window effect, the estate has been in their family since the 1800’s so thanks to this video it’s not as shocking that it’s included in the manor as an interesting focal point

  48. Sun Shine on April 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    To *_die_* your clothes.

  49. Karen Halus on April 18, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Broing pep it up