Sunday, June 17, 2018

Victoria Day Party

Last month I finally made it to a famous Carolyn party!

Photo by Gloria
The spread was quite fantastic!




Everyone was dressed so elegantly: 



The theme was Queen Victoria's entire lifespan, so we got to play in any year from 1819 to 1901.  There was quite a variety of styles! 


Carolyn, our gracious host, was impeccable as always: 


I wore my Hufflebustle - in fact this event was my sole reason excuse for making it! 


I've already blogged about the ensemble here


It was so fun meeting new friends, and hanging out with with old friends.



Pictures were taken: 



And games were played: 



And a fabulous time was had by all! 



The following are Gloria's photos.  We broke into groups by decade/style - first 1830s: 


Next crinolines:


Bustles: 



And finally 1890s: 


The full group: 


And some shots Gloria took of me: 




I had so much fun wearing my Hufflebustle, and I can't wait to wear it again!  I've even planned an event in the fall specifically to give myself a reason to wear it - and make Hogwarts-themed desserts!  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Spring Stroll in Williamsburg

At the beginning of May, Gloria and Mike once again organized a photo shoot in Williamsburg, to take advantage of all of the flowers blooming in the gorgeous gardens of the historic area.  And they got some fantastic shots!

Our full group - Glynnis, myself, Gloria, Stephanie, and Mat - Mike was taking the picture
It was a lovely day, though it kept threatening rain in the days leading up to it.  It was cloudy, but not too windy or humid.


I wore my purple linen petticoat and 1785 Block-Printed Jacket, which I can finally call finished!






















We finished our day with a lovely dinner at Kings Arms tavern. 


Thanks to Mike and Gloria for all the gorgeous photos!  I had a wonderful time!