Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bits and bobs

    * Saw a really fun and silly French movie the other day, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.  If the idea of a female Indiana Jones having wacky Tintin-esque adventures while wearing outrageous 1910s hats seems appealing you should check it out, it's on Netflix.

     * There are some gorgeous 1919 race fashions on  Retronaut.  It's interesting to see how short many of these are and also how "evening wear" they seem to my eye!

     * I was psyched to run into this helpful tutorial on making peony fabric flowers.

     * Game of Thrones is featured on the cover of the new Vanity Fair, some nice close ups of the principals in there.  Annie Lebowitz always takes amazing photos.

     * Speaking of Game of Thrones, there is a nice simple tutorial on Dany's Quarth dress here.  Despite the fact that I'm WAY too old, I'm feeling the urge to make this dress, it's so pretty!  Maybe could be my new "bitchy Roman" for Costume College...?

     * It turns out the weird/cool eyelashes by Paperself that Effie Trinket wears can be found on Amazon here.

    *Thanks to Mimic of Modes/A Most Beguiling Accomplishment to the heads up on a new online museum collection.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Marie-Antoinette and the chemise a la reine


    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-devil-wears-a-white-dress-marie-antoinette-and-the-chemise-a-la-reine/x/2469114I know many costumers have a bit of a love affair with the chemise gown.  There's something about that light pastoral style that just makes one want to lounge in a meadow, eat French macarons and read Rousseau...anyway, I wanted to give you a heads up about my friend Sarah's chemise dress Indiegogo.  Not only can you can help support valuable costume research on this iconic 18th Century gown that we all want to know more about but you can get some great perks too!