Saturday, May 7, 2016

Francaise dinner 2016

I'm very belated posting about this, but better late than never. This March was the Francaise dinner! Stephanie, Gloria, and I hosted again, and we also again had it at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria. Next year the torch will be passed to someone else, and we look forward to seeing what the next one looks like!

And now, photos!

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Not a great pic, but Angela gave me this lovely cherry brooch, which matched my dress. Which you will note is not a francaise. I have 4 of them, believe it not, but I've gotten multiple wears out of 3 of them (2 of them at past francaise dinners), and I didn't want to rewear the same thing as last year. And I didn't have time to sew a new one this year. And I have a lot of 18th century gowns that don't get much wear because we do a lot of regency. So I decided to rewear my "Scalamandre" spoonflower print strawberry gown that is my replica of a gown from the Marie Antoinette movie.

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It was awesome that Beth was able to come out from Dallas to join us this year - I hosted her and it was awesome getting one on one time with her and getting to know her better! Mike and Gloria were nice enough to let us all change at their hotel suite, so we were able to get ready near in Alexandria. Beth brought little patches, which were fun.

I wore my replica Smithsonian Marie Antoinette earrings (the diamonds on the real ones were hers, the earrings a later setting for them), and an ebay necklace which is pretty but was scratchy.

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Beth's photo - BWPW Photography:

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Gloria/Mike's photo:

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Angela's photo - she managed to catch both me and Doug in this one!

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Angela's photos:

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Gloria and Mike's photo:

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Gloria and Mike's photo:

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Beth's photo from when we were getting ready. I wore my chucks to the venue and back!

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Somehow we were ready early too - and we killed some time by playing Spaceteam on our phones.

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And one more version of the group pic!

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4 comments:

  1. Everyone looks absolutely amazing! I wish there were events like this where everyone was more committed to the costuming.

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  2. So cool! Do you have a link to the spoonflower fabric?

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    1. Sure! Here you go! If you follow the "strawberry gown" tag at the bottom of the entry, you'll get the entry for the last time I wore this gown and some of the info about making it! http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1354899-marie-antoinette-strawberries-by-mellymellow

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