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  • When did they start spaying the nobility?

  • Cute.

  • not really.

  • “Who needs hairspray? I’ve got this handy-dandy ruff to hold up my hair!”

  • Wouldn’t you love to see that style come back into vogue?!I keep thinking “pick a card, any card.”

  • I’d wear it.

  • I always think that cartwheel ruffs make you look like St. John the Baptist after Herod’s dinner party. A sort of disembodied floating head look. But dig the duchess satin!

  • and if you’re sitting down to eat, you can’t actually see your dinner.

  • I’ve actually worn stuff like this and it really presents many practical problems, not the least of which is getting into and out of it. And just try getting into one of those tiny lav stalls they have in modern university buildings.