Form of Address: Miz, Miss, or Mistress Buxton are all fine; Eleanor to intimate friends and family
Home location: London; Buxton's Clothiers is on Bond Street and Eleanor lives nearby on Brook Street
Mother: Dorothea Buxton, deceased last year
Father: James Buxton, died in military service in the beginnings of the Napoleonic Wars in 1803
Eleanor is the only daughter of James and Dorothea Buxton. After James's death, Dorothea put her talents and eye for fashion to work by founding Buxton's Clothiers, which rapidly became one of *the* places for the fashionable high-society set to be dressed. Eleanor grew up in the shop, and developed her own keen eye for fashion and head for business, so when Dorothea succumbed to pneumonia a year ago, Eleanor was well placed to take over despite her youth.
She has a reputation for wit and cunning. The shop is very prosperous, though obviously not at the level of wealth that the nobility can command. She is conventionally attractive, with brown hair and hazel/brown eyes.
She is, perhaps, a bit of a social climber, eager to improve her standing in the world, but also proud to carry on the name and work of Buxton's.
Eleanor debuted at Queen Charlotte’s reception in 1811. According to the Gazette, Her Majesty made a remark about Eleanor’s resemblance to one Lord William Bentinck. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_William_Bentinck, though minus the governor-general of India part in this world) She also attended the Everbloom Ball. She attended the Denouement Ball, though of course in disguise, and Buxton’s is known to have made a number of the outfits seen at that event. She has a black and white English setter puppy named Reginald, acquired from Lady Primrose Hazelton.
Connections wanted: Friends, clients, business associates (folks in the textile industry?), potential romances (though there may be one already brewing…), distant relations, people who might have connections to the Bentincks?…. And anything else creative you might think of!