Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Costume is my Disguise.

The Dressing Room...

These were day & evening dress worn in Victorian times although they are not permitted for morning activities! How ludicrous to presume so...

On the left is the underwear worn at the time! A corset, pantaloons, a chemise & a huge gathered belt type thing (I'm sorry I can't for the life of me remember the name of this!) basically it made the ladies bottoms larger as this was the desired shape at the time - bring that back, that's all I can say! It was a lot of under wear.

The Bedroom...

1940s. War time Britian.

This shoes an older lady getting ready for a party with a young girl watching her.

The Study...

Victorian times. The family is dressed for a Hogmany (New year for the non-Scots :D) party.

The detail on the black dress isn't captured well at all as the room was very dark & flash was prohibited. The flowers on the dress were made up of sequins, it was so beautiful.

The Drawing Room...

1945. War time Britain.

I loved this dress. It could easily be worn these days, it was lovely.

The Dining Room...

This was set in late Victorian times. I don't want to say too much, I'd rather you all just enjoyed the photographs, the only thing I will say is the first picture below is off a lady & gentleman attending the dinner party. The lady was in mourning hence why she is dress in black, this process (yes, there was a mourning process!) was stage one or two of four (!!!) which would last about a year. The overall process took at least two and a half years!

There was also a bathroom and accessories room which had beautiful parasols, fans, evening bags and shoes init but sadly they didn't photograph well.

It was a really interesting visit which I enjoyed very much. I love history and am a regular at historical attractions, this was particularly intersting as history & fashion met. x

1 comment:

  1. It all looks so brilliant, i love going to places like this x


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