I'm a 27 year old English major from New Jersey, currently pursuing a career as a writer. I originally imagined Calanthe and the Nightingale as a fashion inspiration blog, but it's quickly grown to encompass much more. Here, you'll find posts relating to eighteenth and nineteenth century art; historical fashion; baroque, rococo, and Victorian aesthetics; Romantic and Victorian literature, especially Gothic literature; historically inspired fashions and street fashions, such as lolita, dolly kei, mori girl, otome, aristocrat, and dandy fashion; nature; romantic imagery; and occasional bursts of childhood nostalgia.
This blog doubles as a personal blog, and you will, every now and then, come across out-of-theme posts. Most of these posts are fandom- or music-related. So, you have been warned.