19 Things Victoria Magazine Taught Us

Did you or your mom have a subscription to this ’80s/’90s magazine dedicated to all things lacey, flowery, and beautiful?

1. Dress like an American Girl doll.

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2. Find a field of violets. Then go live in it.

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3. Make sure your bed is a place no man would ever want to visit.

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4. Bathe thy world in the glorious colors of blue and white.

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5. What she said.

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7. Dream-life status attainment: An afternoon spent in your wicker bed reading correspondence written on floral stationery while you gingerly sip your vanilla-passion-brambleberry tea.

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8. Of course, have a cat. Preferably a ginger one you name something quaint like “Nutmeg” or “Lady Aurora.”

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9. Fuck it, just wear that 19th century bustle to the office already. You know you want to.

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10. You should live in a house like this where the toilets still have old-fashioned pull chains and the fridge is called an icebox.

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11. You are a woman who delights in the fine art of wildflower arrangement.

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12. If you don’t have a garden… OH GOD… How could you not have a garden?

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13. Decorate inanimate objects with 18th-century nobility childrenswear.

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14. One must know the soul of a rose. You are incomplete without this deeply philosophical understanding.

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15. Come autumn, wear lots of flannel and prance among the foliage with children and kittens.

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16. THE simplest pleasure is not sex nor chocolate nor a good book; it’s standing sideways over your antique basin sink as you wash your face.

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17. You too can dress like a courtisan.

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18. And let’s just admit it. This new-fangled age of technology blows. Make your life look like a goddamned Edith Wharton novel.

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19. For what could be better than spending a day poised in ladylike dress, stationed at your antique (antiquesss!!) writing desk, bathing in the glorious light you pretend is from the Cotswolds.

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