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Chatelaines

One symbol of a house keepers status was her Chatelaine, the Swiss Army knife of the 18th century!  A good housekeeper was prepared at all times so besides carrying her great big ring of keys she may also have a thimble, pair of scissors, a watch, or any handy little tool.  Phoebe’s chatelaine is now […]

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18th Century Fashion

I have finally got my dream boutique in London!  As a young teenager I always wanted to have a really cool shop in London.  I loved the late 60s and early 70s fashion that came from London but being an Aussie girl from the suburbs that wasn’t really ever going to be an option – until […]

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The Georgian House

To facilitate our role playing in the house we have been assigned characters typical of the era in an 18th C London town house – I have a second avatar (not the movie kind I am quite tall but I’m definitely not blue)  or persona so that we are all anonymous. The house has been furnished with period appropriate furniture, fittings, […]

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Cut and glue

I do love a good glue!  One that will pretty well stick anything together and dry clear and remain flexible.  Combine this with scraps of fabric and I’m in heaven.  After another rummage around in my plastic crates I had a significant pile of felt and nuno treasures ready, eager and willing to sacrifice themselves to the […]

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Gorgonians

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a fabulous break and look forward to a prosperous 2011. As promsied I will post my progress on this project but just to recap; I  have decided to make a giant piece of fan coral from felt and mount it on a painted canvas.  So far the […]

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Eliza

My Fair Lady is the first movie I remember seeing at a cinema. I have always loved the extravagant gowns designed by Cecil Beaton, this one was inspired by Audrey’s dress at the Ambassador’s Ball: empire line with a beautiful beaded net overlay. Another gown designed out of its time, it is not strictly an […]

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Sabrina

Inspired by the beautiful gown Audrey wears to a party in Sabrina, designed by Givenchy whose costumes were award the Oscar for that year. The design was tight, long and sleek to emphasize and mimic Audrey’s shape. She was extremely tall for her generation (5’7″) and always wore flat shoes to compensate for the leading […]

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Fashion Icon

Audrey Hepburn was and still is an icon of style and good taste. I chose two dresses that Audrey made famous as inspiration, the first an Oscar winning gown from the movie Sabrina designed by Hubert du Givenchy and surrounded by controversay. Although at Audrey’s request Givernchy designed all of her wardrobe for the movie, […]

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Gilda

The most famous image of Gilda, wearing a dark strapless dress, whilst performing the first onscreenstrip tease act, albeit that she only took off one glove. This dress was the talk of Hollywood regarding the construction, how did it stay up? When asked Rita replied, “With two of my best assets.” Designed by Jean Louis […]

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