stays

corset supplies

I find myself in need of some corset-making supplies (steel bones and lacing cord) but thanks to a deep stash it's been so long since I bought corset supplies I don't know where to go! Where are you buying your corset-making supplies these days?

Edited 7-8-13:
Thanks guys for all your recommendations! I really appreciate it!
medieval

first day of school

I should be in bed right now but I wanted to say a quick thank you so much for all your well wishes this morning! *feels warm fuzzies* They really helped my nerves! I had a great first day including a welcome pancake breakfast with the whole school, getting to know my classmates who all seem lovely (I make twelve in my class), and getting my kit! Can I just say wow?! It's hard not to feel like a professional already wielding my fabulous new blow-dryer of doom. Now I just have to learn how to use it properly...
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Stylin' à La Fleur

I've started a new blog to host all my chatter about beauty and cosmetology! So far it's mostly re-posts from my Costuming blog but there are a couple of beefed up articles about my RED hair adventures and my thoughts about Paul Mitchell School. If you have tutorial or article suggestions I'd love to hear them too!

Stylin' à La Fleur

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Pride & Predjudice Tea



{photo courtesy of Kat}


I just realized I never posted about this event - bad Jenny-Rose! I had an uber FABULOUS time partying with my Fabulousity Club peeps last month. Kat hosted a lovely tea on her lawn, with shopping provided by The Bohemian Belle & Dames a la Mode, much silliness and an endless supply of champagne!

The next day Robin hosted my Mary Kay "Cosmetics for 18th Century Costuming" party (lovingly now referred to as "Whore Make-up") at which we all rouge-ed up, drank more tea and wore tiaras. *sigh* It was such fun - I didn't want to come home!

Photo Listing:

{JennylaFleur Photos} - my photos & my favorites from others
Gloria | photos | (flicker)
Kat | photos | (flickr)
Robin | photos | (flickr)
Julia | photos | (facebook)
Amanda | photos | (photobucket)


  
{photo courtesy of Julia}        {photo courtesy of Kat}

    
{photo courtesy of Kat}        {photo courtesy of Kat}


Videos:



I only took one stealth video but it captures the "after-party" and some of the trying on of Julia's lovely hats...

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lookie I'm sewing!

Ahh... getting ready to cut my first ever piece of silk satin. I'm rarely afraid of fabrics but this is one of them! I'm only making a hat but still, it's such expensive fabric I'm terrified to waste it. I could really use a costuming buddy here to hold my hand while I cut.

Okay deep breaths - wish me luck...
moi

new beginings

It's official so I can finally share the big news I have been DYING to tell you 'all!

The Bad News: I won't be attending Costume College this year after all. So if you know anyone who needs a membership or a gala ticket I'd love to sell them mine! (memberships can be transferred until June 24th)

I'm incredibly bummed out about not seeing my far-flung costuming friends, lounging in Roman dress with you guys and missing the first ever making bobbin-lace class I've seen offered at Costume College (razenfrazen!) but I'm really excited about the reason I can't go...

The Good News: I will be attending The Paul Mitchell School in Woodbridge to become a licensed cosmetologist!

It's something I've thought about doing for YEARS but my fears and doubts always held me back. As I've been doing a lot of deep soul searching over the past few months, I finally found the faith and the courage I needed to follow this path. It's time to stop standing on the sidelines cheering on friends as they take risks and follow their dreams; it's time I followed their example. Things have fallen into place every step along the way so far and I feel an incredible peace and surety that this is what I'm supposed to do.

I start school on June 18th. It's an intense 11 month program, Tuesday-Saturday, so there are lots of costume events this year that I simply won't be able to do and I don't know how many sewing projects I'll have time for. But it's only a year and my new mantra is short term pain for long term gain!

Wheee - have I mentioned I'm SO excited?!!!
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my weekend

I was too brain-dead to post when I got home last night but I had an uber FABULOUS time partying with my Fabulousity Club peeps this weekend. madamekat hosted a lovely tea on her lawn, with shopping provided by Julia of The Bohemian Belle & tayloropolis of Dames a la Mode (I may or may not have bought a ridiculous amount of ribbon) and an endless supply of champagne!

The next day sewloud hosted my Mary Kay "Cosmetics for 18th Century Costuming" party (lovingly now referred to as "Whore Make-up") at which we all rouge-ed up, drank more tea and wore tiaras. *sigh* It was such fun - I didn't want to come home!

Now it's Monday and the crashing thud back to real life, blah! Photos to follow...