Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Gorey Story

A crazy art installation, kaleidoscope-y
Edward Gorey, that is.
A week ago Jake and I met some friends from No.Ca. for the Edwardian Ball at the Henry Fonda theater in Hollywood.
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice.
It's a crazy mix of burlesque, amazing acrobatic acts, music and EVERY incarnation of Goth, Steam Punk and  lets just call it "dress-up".
Jake as the mustache salesman, when you think mustache, think A.C.M.E.

An FO! That's a finished object.

 Autumn Adamme of Dark Garden Corset fame with her beau Daniel in a racoon coat.

He's a good listener 
Dearest Paul in his dark garden corset, because men need to cut a dash too.                                                                                                                   

This event happens in San Francisco in January and then it migrates to us in February. What can I say, a little of everything and so much fun!
Next up the Tweed Ride, let's hope it doesn't rain (but we could sure use it).
Ever Your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tea and Sympathetic Company

Why, Hello!
I finally finished the daytime bustle dress of many incarnation. It was worn in the company of so many other lovely dresses and women. Here have a look, you'll recognize a few faces.
At the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, with so many lovely ladies at a tea organized by Athene K.
Can you spot Val from Time Traveling in Costume? 
My friend Lorraine, this is the dress I was helping with.
Ladies got back, with Chantal F. a truly talented milliner. Both our hats are from her magical fingers.
The lovely Karin McK.

Alyxx I. with  Loren D. from Costumer's Closet
You see, it was bustle-palooza. We all had a great time, even if we had to endure a little drizzle and so many people asked if we were there for a wedding! Can't wait for next year. Special thanks to Marsha Stevenson for the amazing pictures, she is quite a photographer.
Ever Your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine