Thursday, 19 July 2018

The hatpin peril

While working my Google-Fu trying to find information on Caroline von Holnstein, I ran into this:

Articles about Edwardian women defending themselves against harassers using their elegant hatpins (And the lawmakers who panicked and starting outlawing long hatpins)

I remember that hairsticks for self defense have been discussed on LHC many times. And to be honest, some of the ones I have could do some serious damage...

Anyways. This was a fun, frustrating and enlightening read, so here are some links:
The hatpin peril
The sting of a hornet
The hatpin as a lady's weapon of choice
Call the fashion police! I'm wearing an illegal hatpin!


  1. Totally unrelated to your post (but yeah, using hair sticks for defense is something I've also thought about!):

    Have you seen this cool braiding

    I can't for the life of me get my hands to cooperate, but I want a double helix braid! And I imagine it would look awesome on your hair, too, especially as the length would be incredible for this!

    1. Holy crap. Yep. Nope. I give up in advance! There is just no way my hands could ever figure that out!