Just walked in from our rehearsal at The Queen’s Gallery. It’s hard to believe that after nearly eight months this event is a little under 48 hours away.
This final year has flown by so quickly and I can promise that once my two models walk out of the dressing room you will find me in a corner crying tears of joy, stress, relief, and a little sadness. It’s been a good three years at this University and I graduate in a few weeks. It’s a terrifying thought. But onwards and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards.
Juan Carreño de Miranda - Inés de Zúñiga, Condesa de Monterrey, c. 1660-1670. Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid.
ca. 1683 Dama de la Casa de Medinaceli (probablemente la Duquesa de Feria) by Juan Carreño de Miranda (Hospital Tavera, Toledo Spain)
1665-1670 Doña Francisca de Velasco, Marquesa de Santa Cruz by Juan Carreño Miranda (Coll. Marqueses de Isasi - Madrid Spain)
Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) The Infanta Don Margarita de Austria Date: 1652-53
I don’t know why, I just love these portraits!
‘Vest feminine silk in two colors. With wide straight neckline, decorated with chopped technique with floral motifs and trimmed with satin stitch set blue. It closes in the back with eyelets. The female portraits of the time, namely the Queen Maria Luisa of Orleans made by the painter Carreño de Miranda, show us this kind of genuinely Spanish doublet’.
Baroque, ca. 1670 -1695; Güell Viscount Grant, 1934; Museum Traj
Lady’s mule slippers with long, narrow Continental toe, early 18th century
Lady’s shoes, Swedish, c. 1700
Sofia Magdalena’s coronation shoes, 1771
Queen Desideria’s coronation shoes, 1829
Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s coronation shoes, 1751
Queen Victoria’s white silk atlas wedding shoes, 1881
Queen Desideria’s silk shoe, including a silk bow decorated with 31 gold-colored spangles
Mrs. Cappelen’s shoes, covered in white silk, from Paris c. 1850
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‘In fact, some have described shoes as “candy for the eye, a poetry of the feet” ‘.
Ok! Message has been received! I won’t post any more shoes ;D
I’m going to be a bit busy this week so I thought I would go ahead and ask what everyone was interested in possibly seeing?
Please keep in mind that when you request something “Victorian” that means you want to see 64 years of costumes. So please for my sanity request a particular decade or style. I’m game for almost anything up until the 1920s!
Disclaimer: I did not name it a corsette, the AIoC did. Please keep in mind if you don’t like that title, don’t write me and tell me my source is wrong. Kindly write them yourselves and tell them they are wrong. I even saved you the trouble and found the contact form: Here!
It’s very frustrating to constantly have people write and say your source is wrong. What do you expect me to do?
I’m sure you will all recognize this as the dress from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion.
Germany, Lippisches Landesmuseum.
Note the solid area are the reconstructed pieces, the patterned sections are all original.
The Tudor Tailor photo shoot is officially a wrap!
Head over to the TT Facebook for a few other photos from the shoot!
I can’t put into words the feeling of seeing all our hard work finally come together. Looking back I have to say that all of those late nights spent with tea, period films, and thimbles at the ready were worth it. (Thank you to Colin Firth for getting us through the last night!)
… I just noticed how low my jumper is in the first picture and I assure you I had a dress on under my jumper!