Monday, June 20, 2011

Current Obsession

Au revoir stuffy Victorians! Bring on the opulence and drama of the 18th century! Okay, so maybe "stuffy" wasn't very nice. Some of those Victorians were pretty darn cool. But still... I am excited about my current obsession with historical fashion. 
Photo by Annie Leibovitz for US Vogue September
I have always been drawn to the lines, colors, and everything about the fashion from this century. It's just so... feminine! (And decadent!) Long has the 18th century been my favorite time period but my designs keep getting pushed back because I've never really had an excuse to wear them. (I am a Civil War reenactor, after all.) Well, I'm making an excuse: just because!

I will now embark on my most ambitious project yet. But to do so I will have to start from scratch since I know next to nothing about fashion from this period. I will need:

~ Research. Lots and lots of research.
~ Foundations. Can't have a gown without the proper undergarments now can we?
~ Gown.
~ Accessories. Because in the words of my best friend, Audrey, "Accessories make the outfit."
~ Fabulously, nay outrageously, large hair!
~ Footwear

Oh man, this is gonna be so much fun!

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