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 attempted to plan my costuming for the year in the last couple of years and then completely did not stick to the plan. At this point I’ve almost decided not to jinx myself by talking about a project I want to do… But then again, if I don’t talk about these things, what’s the… Continue reading Projects for 2014 – Lady in white, 1776
And here’s the hairstyling tutorial! Also, I swear I wasn’t slamming the hairspray bottle on the desk, no matter what it sounds like on the video!
I didn’t think I was going to get to go to this event, but Francis surprised me with tickets a couple of weeks back! It was fabulous! I wore my trusty old Frambroise Française, and my hair came out perfectly using my own hair and a cunningly wrought 18th c. hair falsie. I draped myself… Continue reading GBACG Bal di Carnivale
If you have been living under a rock for the last month or so, you may have missed the fact that my pal Kendra is raising funds to publish her book on 18th c. wig and hairstyling! This book has been a long time coming! We’ve all marvelled at how awesome Kendra’s wigs are and… Continue reading We interrupt this long silence…
I am so far behind… I owe updates about the costumes from France, and now I owe an update about Costume College! But! Screw that! Let’s talk about next year’s Gala project! Because it’s Kendra’s fault, and I want an OVER THE TOP gown for next year! I’m making this bad boy right here: Already… Continue reading Costume College was awesome, let’s talk about next year!
What happens when you get 10 costumers, one videographer, and a whole lot of champagne? Oh, and one FABULOUS 18th c. chateau in France? Watch the video and find out… 😉
Ha! I knew I wasn’t totally off base when I came up with the red-accent theme for my green striped française! This gorgeous gown is at the Victoria & Albert Museum. And I’ve probably looked at it a thousand times, but honestly, when I sat down to do the trimming on my gown, I wasn’t… Continue reading Vindication is mine!
I wasn’t going to update the blog with significant costume-y stuff until I got back, but a couple of comments that came through on my Facebook page about my new francaise that made me want to write a bit about it. Mainly these comments came through as “Nice dress, but here’s what I would have… Continue reading Green striped Robe a la Francaise
Hi! I’m alive! I have two projects in the works right now. The first is this little number: Which I have totally stalled on. The second is this green striped française, which Kendra draped on me two weeks ago: And which has also failed to progress much past this point. A recent trip to Savers… Continue reading Working on a whole lot of nothing