Jenny La Fleur
duchesses & diadems - Jenny La Fleur
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duchesses & diadems

Our slumber party was fun, as was the following morning's coffee shop gab session and shopping. The afternoon/evening's headache was not. Wretched weather can't make up it's mind. *shakes fist at sky*

The Duchess movie was certainly the costume porn I'd heard it proported to be. My favorite part of the 18th century too - yummy! The hair *gasp* and the jewelry *sigh*. The costumes I'd give a 10, the movie a 3. The story itself was interesting (bit of a downer though) and the acting good but we spent more of the film than I like with the fast forward button in hand. Personally I prefer certain things to be left to the imagination. *ahem* So I guess not seeing it in the theater wasn’t such a bad deal. No fast forward button there...

Still I have spent a good chunk of the day browsing and being inspired on the Duchess site (where was that last year when we were making riding habits and redingotes!) and Costumer’s Guide. I was so inspired I went to the fabric store and bought lining for new stays. Heck, I may even get some *now don't faint* SEWING done this vacation!

The rest of my day today was spent working on headdresses. Bridget and I plotted out the tiara for Queen of the Night and started work on girliegirl32786's wedding diadem. girliegirl32786's diadem is going well and I'm super excited to see our vision for the QotN become reality. Yeah, the late 18th century is definitely singing her siren song!

All I can say is it's about time - I was begining to think I'd lost my costume fu or something.

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: December 30th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC) (link)
The Duchess was just a gorgeous movie! Definitely inspiring.

And ooooo! I cant wait to see what you guys have been coming up with! (Both for my tiara and the Queen of the Night)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh yes. I had to buy it, if only as a cure for costuming ADD. :>

Oh it's good! :>
From: hohenstein Date: December 30th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC) (link)

My brain is definitely on costume-fu, now I just have to convince my body to get going with it.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (link)
That is the challange. :>
dancinseamstres From: dancinseamstres Date: December 31st, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC) (link)
now that you have found your fu, can you keep an eye out for mine? it has been gone so long, i don't know that i would even recognize it anymore. sigh.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL! Your post begs the question what does costume fu look like? For some reason I now have visions of little mischievous costuming fu gnomes running around with bolts of silk, rubbing their hands together at the site of red ink in a checkbook and eyeing rhinestones with glee.

Mine has a green hat. :>

Umm... I don't think this is a good sign.
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