Monday, March 17, 2014

Francaise dinner

I was so happy to be able to make the Francaise Dinner this year! Thank you to Judy for organizing it! Having a raffle, and stuff you could buy were nice extra touches. The food was amazing, and everyone looked so good!

I rewore my striped francaise that I'd only worn once before at the Costume Con where we mostly sat in that room on the 9th floor. I changed it up a little with vintage millinary dahlias on the stomacher and in my hair. And I used the wig I had styled in rolls and combed the front of my hair over the top. I think wigs work really well that way. I also used one of my fat sausage curls. I also wore my pale pink collet necklace and earrings from Taylor, and the pearl/flower bracelets I got in LA from that FIDM student store when I visited Loren a few years ago. I also had my first outing of my American Duchess embroidered mules. And Julia dyed some AD stockings pale green, so I wore those too.

Here are a few pics of my outfit:



I also brought along my Mary Russell muff, but it really wasn't practical to use indoors.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mary Russell fan

Check out what "In the Long Run Designs"  made for me! Can't wait to get my hands on it!  It's got my girl Mary Russell on it.

It'll match this:

And this mini one:

And this brooch that my friend Gen made me! Ok, I'm a little stuck on this portrait!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Francaise Dinner - art

I am also hopelessly behind the curve in posting photos from the fabulous Francaise dinner I recently attended  - but my Mom posted  this little painting she did of my friend Gloria and I. So fun!  Also my friend Gloria just recently opened an etsy store with historical costume jewelry - check that out here:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birthnight Ball

Gloria, Mike, Taylor, Isabella, Glynnis, Amber and I all attended Gatsby Tavern's 1790s Birthnight ball - a celebration of George Washington's birthday. It was super fun and for once there were worse dancers than us! Yay!

I wore my new gown based on a 1790 fashion plate, which I was able to finish thanks to a snow day. I did style a wig for this too - trying to make fluffy pinned rolls like in the fashion plates of the era. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Here's my gown and the fashion plate that inspired it. I made mine with an undergown that is fitted in the back and gathered with a drawstring in the front.


At dinner - Doug joined us for dinner. Photo courtesy of Gloria.

Photo by Gloria:

At the ball:


This ball seemed to have fewer dancers but the rest of the party was packed! I was able to get a shot of some of the food though:

The traditional hedgehog: