Saturday, July 21, 2012

A few more costume paintings...

My Mom just painted this one based on a photo of me from Fort Fred a few years ago. Isn't it pretty? Love it!

And she also did this miniature based on a costume Stephanie wore to the Mad Hatter's tea at Dress U!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Hi all,  I just found that blogger was holding a whole bunch of comments (dating back to January) and never notified me that they were there. Usually I get emails to tell me there is a comment.  So I didn't see them. Sorry! I published them and I'll try to reply (as needed) tonight. Thank you all so much for reading and commenting! It's really appreciated, even if you didn't get a reply!

Monday, July 16, 2012

More Bastille Day photos

Here are a few of the photos Gloria's husband Mike took!


Bastille Day

I had a great time on Saturday "storming the Bastille" at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.    We had a big group and lots of chemise dresses and big hats, and we had an awesome time!  They had some sort of staged event with stuff also going on up on the roof.  5 of us were up there, which was kind of an adventure (we had to go up dusty staircases, including a tight spiral one) and then wait on the slopey roof and then we got to throw Tastycakes off the room into the crowd. The whole thing was trippy and weird and we had a great time.

I wore my chemise dress with a red and white striped petticoat underneath. Despite having rehemmed my chemise dress, it was still too long (especially without heels) so Gloria helped me pin it up so it wouldn't drag and get all muddy.  We thought it was going to be super warm that day, so I didn't want to wear a big hairpiece or a wig. I decided to do a turban rather than a hat and wrapped a blue velvet sash around my head (I was going to use the red, but it was too slippery) and pinned on my peacock feather hairclip. I only used a small rat in the front. It was comfortable and that was the goal for the day, so it was a win I think.  I also wore the coral beads and miniature I got at Dress U.

I cheated on footwear and did something I hate doing and wore sneakers. I have bad knees and an injured foot and I was told there'd be walking and I didn't want to be hobbling in repro shoes and slowing everyone down.  Since we ended up climbing on the roof, I think it worked out well for me. And mostly you couldn't tell. Even though I knew and felt a little silly. But hey, at least my feet and knees didn't get hurt.

Kat's pic:

There had been rain earlier, but miraculously, the rain held off, it was cloudy and relatively cool, so being outside wasn't horrible!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Another mini costume painting

My mom did another small costume painting in her sketch book. This one is based on Jen Thompson and her fun 1790s outfit from the Mad Hatter's Tea I went to in January!