Monday, October 20, 2014

New Renaissance Shoes

American Duchess is doing another giveaway!  This one is for the new Renaissance shoe, Virginia:

The pre-order is open now through November 3, with a discount or free stockings available with purchase.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Epic Nerdiness

Today Brian the Engineer and I attended Tidewater Comicon at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  I wore my Amy Pond Kiss-o-Gram costume again, which was incredibly fun.  I got pictures with several other Doctor Who characters, including three Fourth Doctors:

 Two Tenth Doctors:

Eight Eleventh Doctors:

(The kids were my favorites!)

Look at the cute little Dalek!  *squee*

And one other Amy Pond:

I counted a total of nine TARDIS dresses, but I only got pictures with a couple:

This one was by far the coolest!

We got a lot more pictures, which I have posted on Facebook.

I meant to do more with the costume this time around, like add pockets to the vest and embroider the big "POLICE" on the back, but I didn't take the time.  My only additions were the button on the hat (which is supposed to be silver, but I couldn't find one I liked) and the red nail polish.

It's amazing how much more I felt like Amy Pond with this small detail.  :p

Monday, October 13, 2014

We Party Like It's 1805

The Regency Society put on a fantastic Trafalgar Day Ball on October  4!  Brian the Engineer and I attended, with new duds which I'll blog about soon:  

There was much dancing.

And festive decor:

"England expects that every man will do his duty"
I helped put together baskets of items donated by fellow RSV members, which we raffled off as prizes.

Our talented musicians

And there was a polar bear, of course.

All of the ball planning committee members who were in attendance were given special recognition:

And, naturally, posed with the polar bear.

I wore my new Green Sari Open Robe over my White Apron-Front Gown, and my new aquamarine collet necklace and earrings from Dames a la Mode.

Brian wore his new Black Wool Tailcoat with the Trousers I made just in time for the duel, and the white shirt and Green Brocade Waistcoat he's worn previously.  I still need to blog about all of his clothing items.  His shoes and buckles are also new, from Burnley & Trowbridge.

And we had fun playing around with the sonic screwdriver and the polar bear.  :p

As usual, there are more photos on Facebook.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montpelier Excursion

Two weeks ago (September 27) the Regency Society of Virginia took a little day trip to James Madison's home for a tour of the house and grounds.  I must say, we were a well-dressed bunch!  

Such a pretty view!  
We weren't allowed to take any pictures inside the house, but the outside was quite lovely! (Minus the scaffolding)
We were led in through the back entrance.

After touring the house, we went back to the visitor center for lunch!  
It was a beautiful day for a walk in the woods.
Which is precisely what we did next!  Our tour guide told us all about the various trees we would see.
And we set off for our big woods walk.
Brian is in none of these pictures, by the way, because he took them all.  Can you tell?

At this point my camera's memory card was full, so the remaining pictures are from Brian's phone.

After the guided tour of the woods, Brian the Engineer and I took a little self-guided tour of the gardens, because who could resist this view?

I would so love to have a garden like this!