Imagine how restrictive it would be to be dressed like this all the time - beautiful as it is - and to have to sew and learn languages and be told what it is a woman can and can't do - (Lily Elsie)
Lily Elsie. Edwardian elegance. Early 1900’s. Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era (1901-1910). Admired for her beauty and charm on stage, Elsie became one of the most photographed women of Edwardian times.
Hey Pretty Lady: Lily Elsie
Miss Lily Elsie (1886 - 1962). On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile. Tall, cool, and lily-like, she moved with lyrical gestures in a slow-motion grace.
1910s fashion, Miss Lily Elsie via Vintage Times More