Jenny La Fleur
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Costume College pics

I took (well kept) 651 pics this year. Whew. What kills me is how many pics of costumes around me I didn't get. I was looking through the pics of others this morning going, oh my gosh she was sitting right next to me and I didn't take any pics of her frock! Opps! I think there was a little "overwhelmed with the pretties" going on.

Anyway I've combed them down to my favorite 400 to post. Well some of my favorites I can't post because I've been threatened with death if I do. All I have to say is: BROWNIES! *hee hee*

Jenny-Rose's CC pics

edited to add:
Oh and feel free to snag any CC pic you want for whatever use, credit not neccessary. If you need a hi-rez version of something just let me know!

My CC '08 line up!

Black Striped Jacket, AKA the *secret* project - I couldn't be more pleased with the way it came out. Originally I was bummed I didn't have time for a matching Gainsbourgh hat but I think I like the mini tricorn better. It was certainly fun to wear and I giggle inside at the fact it doesn't match. :> The posts on this project are now unlocked (and will be on my website soon) if you want to see how I did it.

Sparkle Regency - Otherwise known as the under dress to my Bee Robe. I adore this dress and it was a fun excuse to wear it again!

Cross-over Regency - Again I couldn't be more pleased with this outfit. It was comfy and pretty - I didn't really want to take it off! The velvet trim was just the right touch, if I do say so myself. And wow a Regency dress I can get into all by myself, how cool is that?!!

And my new hat! Yes, I splurged on one of Mela's creations. The price really wasn't that bad so it was my retail therapy for not getting into her class and for the bonnet disaster I had the week before CC. Another thing I didn't want to take off!

Pearl Dress - I wasn’t 100% pleased with this in the end but over the weekend I figured out how to tweak it so I will be. Having said that it was great fun to wear and I certainty felt like a pretty, pretty princess in it! I think I'm most proud of having actually finished it on time, *almost* by myself (thanks Mommy & Linda!) and not giving up on it despite the physical and deadline challenges I had. I did approx 75 of the 120 total man-hours of embellishment on the gown in 4 weeks. I still don't know how I did that! My favorite compliment of the gala was "that is koshka_the_cat level sickness". *LOL*

Coaching Day Outfit - Another fun outfit I was excited to get to wear again. Of course I had to wear my warmest outfit on the hottest day but the reaction to it (especially to Fred) was well worth it. I love how the outfit went with my new hat as well!

Overall this is my favorite CC wardrobe. Everything was lovely, comfy (except for the hot thing) and were things I was very proud to say I'd made. It doesn't get any better than that. :>

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sarahbellem From: sarahbellem Date: August 7th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow. You got some AMAZING shots of just about everyone! Would you mind if I snagged the photos of my Not-A-Sleepy-Hollow-Dress? Those are some of the best shots I've gotten of it to date!

Thank you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 7th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Of course - feel free to snag whatever! If you want hi-rez of anything just let me know the file name!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: August 7th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (link)
What beautiful pictures! You really looked great in all your outfits. The fit is so lovely.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 7th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! That is the nicest compliment you can give me, I love things that are well fitted! :>
lisotchka From: lisotchka Date: August 7th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (link)
I LOVE your (ex!)-secret project!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 7th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! It's partly your fault you know, I was so inspired by the pics of you at Vaux!
lisotchka From: lisotchka Date: August 7th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC) (link)
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: August 7th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad to see your sense of self-preservation won out in the end - there is no one on earth who needs to see the brownie pictures. *sigh*

Also, you always take such awesome pictures!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 7th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL! I know better than to mess with the Sauce.

Thanks, your CD will be on it's way soon!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: August 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (link)
You look wonderful! All of your stuff has such a lovely fit. And you took some fantastic pics. I love all the detail shots. Thanks for sharing.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I had a goal of taking detail shots this year. Everyone puts such thought and work into the details but no one takes pics! :>
marcine From: marcine Date: August 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Nice pictures!! So many pretty outfits. Your "secret" project is cute! And the pearl embellishment is lovely.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It was great fun!
demode From: demode Date: August 7th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC) (link)
I'd love it if you sent me high res versions of the pics of me in my black francaise - we had a horrible time trying to photograph it!

And I LOVED your black & green striped dress. Loved, loved, loved.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Sure thing - it was fun to photograph you that night you looked so fab!

Because they are such big files I've uploaded them to my site for you to download at your leisure. Don't want to crash your e-mail! I wasn’t sure which ones you wanted so I put pretty much all of them up for you, including a little stealth video I took of you that will be on Youtube shortly. Warning, that is a big file! :P
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 7th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC) (link)
I just love that first picture of us. Sums up the weekend so well. :)

And I like how you managed to get some pictures of me where Im not acting like a floozy. Hehe.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC) (link)
I know - even though it doesn't have everyone in it - it really does!

I tried. It's hard when you look so cute doing it though... :P
madamemodiste From: madamemodiste Date: August 7th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Your pictures are SO much fun! You can really get a feel for how much fun everyone was having!

Personal fav- undressing the poor pregnant woman! It was neat to see what she had on under there, and that her petticoat no longer fit and was pinned to her gestation corset!! LOL!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I'm so glad, that's what I wanted to do!

I know poor Sara, she was so ready to get out of the warm wrapper. We took pics and she stripped right there and then! I thought that was great that she had to pin on the hoop too, so glad I got a pic of that. :>
anielmom From: anielmom Date: August 7th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh the pretties!
You really do look like a pretty pretty princess in the pearl. The S.P. turned out beautifully, and I so love the cross-over. I wish I could wear that color!
It looks like you all had a great time.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes sometimes it pays to have funky coloring. :>
From: laurenmonkey Date: August 8th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC) (link)
OH my gosh. You have the best pics. Your camera is of stellar quality and you are the hotness. I really loved all your outfits! I can't even descide which is my favorite.
I think I may ask to mooch some from you... I especially like the detail ones you took of my edwardian. And, of course, the most flattering pic of me ever *snort*
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC) (link)
No need to mooch, I was going to pop a CD of pics in the mail to you so you'll have hi-rez versions. I'm sending things to other people so it's easy. :> You just have to promise to put some of them on your website at some point, people need to see your fabulous costume fu!
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: August 8th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (link)
Your wardrobe looks great! Great pictures!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks - it was fun!
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