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
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…
I’ve been toying with the idea of archiving the blog portion of this site for a while, seeing as how I’ve all but abandoned it in the last few years (especially since Frock Flicks has taken over a substantial part of my blogging brain), but it just so happened that this week would deliver me… Continue reading Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right
I think I’ve got the site more or less back into shape. Again, thank you for your patience! Moving servers is apparently not something to be undertaken lightly. In celebration of having most of the content up and online, I think I’m going to take a nap.
The website has been successfully transferred to the new server and I’ve recovered the blog posts, comments, and other WordPress content! Now it’s just the relatively simple task of uploading the old website links pre-WP and we are good to go! And I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of my lovely… Continue reading YES! SUCCESS!
I’m in Dr Lambert’s office and decided to take a stretch break after hunching over the chemise gown. There’s a museum catelog on a nearby windowsill, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Old Masters, so I’m flipping through it and what do I spy? Zoffany, Group Portrait with Sir Elijah and Lady Impey, detail. 1783-84. And six feet from… Continue reading Chemise Post #27: surprise chemise!
I just had my first, of two, study sessions at Platt Hall, and so far it’s been worth it! First, some assumptions about the dress that I walked away with in 2012 were set straight immediately. The frilly collar around the neck that was of a different fabric? Modern. It was put on the dress… Continue reading Chemise Post #26: First date with the chemise
(Appologies if the layout is being weird. I’m doing this on my iPad and it’s not exactly going smoothly) If you had asked me at 10 p.m. on May 11 if I thought I’d be sitting here in a hotel in Manchester typing this up, I would have said no way in hell. The reason… Continue reading Chemise Post #25: Manchester or bust!
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
Way back in my first post, I discussed the terminology confusion surrounding the “gaulle” and the “chemise.” Back when we thought these dresses were two different things, and not simply later iterations of the chemise gown, Kendra made a lovely peach-toned gaulle. Kendra’s gown features the tight, wrist length sleeves, and the fitted back of the… Continue reading Chemise Post #23: Kendra’s robe en gaulle