A toolbelt, but make it fashion. . A symbol of domesticity and status, this chatelaine was given to Cornelia Dickenson Remsen (1744-1816) by her husband as a wedding gift in 1761. . Chatelaines were suspended from clips and hung from a belt at the waist. During the early 18th century, when chatelaines first became fashionable for upper-class women, they often secured small household implements, such as sewing scissors, thimbles, notebooks enclosed in metal cases, & watches. . Instead of tools, this example contains a bloodstone box, gold shield-shaped locket with woven hair inside, coral trumpet charm, a locket with a painted flower, an ivory miniature, & a gold watch.
It all started a little over a month ago... I decided to invite all my girls out to catch up over wine. TWO successful events later, I think I may be crazy enough to keep these @goodgirlfriendsnyc events coming! I will not be planning any more events in two weeks but I appreciate knowing that we can if we need to! I’m so happy producing these events for you ladies, I swear! 💕 I’ll be sharing more photos and the panel interviews throughout the week so stay tuned! #GoodGirlfriendsNYC #GGFs