Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This week we have three new outfits, one being a white satin ballgown that could also be a wedding gown. Another is a Victorian ballgown by Doucet, a famous Parisian designer. The third is a stunning copper satin suit from the 1930s.
Before going any further though, I would love for you to take a long close look at this video. As a lover of period clothing, I was thrilled to find this clip that shows waltzing in period gowns. The original Edwardian gown that Miss Theodosia was based on would have been right at home in this ballroom. As would the gown that Artemis is based on, which is also a ball gown. I found the waltzing interesting because the ladies hold the trains of their gowns up, and the gentlemen do not hold the ladies in what we could consider the correct waltz stance. They do not hold hands, but the dancing is graceful and just enthralling to see. I have no idea if this was really done this way or not, but it does make sense when one considers the trains on these gowns. Do enjoy this glimpse into another time.
The first gown is our Edwardian gown, Miss Theodosia.
This heavy satin gown is liberally embellished with pearls and lace on the bodice. Period undergarments come with the gown, which also has resizing scripts in the skirts.
Next up is a gorgeous olive green gown by Doucet. Artemis, named after the Goddess of the hunt.
The last outfit this week is a 1930s satin suit good for everything from a power lunch to an evening at the club. Marlene, named for the famed Marlene Dietrich.
The fedora is included and left modifiable.
I do hope you enjoy the video clip! It really is great fun to watch. The outfits here can be found up on Xstreet or in Second Life at any of the Curious Seamstress stores. Also, if you're curious at all about just how many outfits are out in the store, I've put albums up on flikr containing the ads for gowns that are available. You have over 100 different outfits to choose from, and more in the wings. Yes, my dear customers, I have been quite busy! There are also many older gowns at the main store that are still available. Those are not listed on the flikr site. To get there, just click the link to the right.
I wish you a wonderful week.