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Thoughts in the CoCo aftermath: Challenges

There’s been some interesting posts about Costume College lately, mostly directed at newcomers or potential attendees. I thought I’d add my own insights after having just marked my 10th consecutive CoCo. Because, you know, life is not complete without Sarah’s over-sharing commentary about some type of costuming activity. I think it does help to see that there’s… Continue reading Thoughts in the CoCo aftermath: Challenges

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There are a lot of people at Versailles today…

I will fully admit, I think I lead a pretty charmed life. Evidence for this can be found in the fact that I am surrounded by amazingly talented and fun people who regularly break out of their average, humdrum existences to do amazingly fabulous things and go to amazingly fabulous places. And for some reason, they… Continue reading There are a lot of people at Versailles today…

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Chemise Post #24: Trystan’s chemise à la Gothique

One of my favorite things is seeing Trystan take a historical style and make it into her own. She’s VERY committed to her personal aesthetic and warped sense of humor, in case you haven’t noticed. Trystan made this gown for our trip to France last year, from some beautiful lightweight silk-cotton Indienne printed lawn. To… Continue reading Chemise Post #24: Trystan’s chemise à la Gothique