Last Saturday, La Societe des Lumieres held our first (hopefully more than annual!) Salacious Sleepover. The whole idea was to get together (as our 18th century characters) wearing our period undies, eating lots of dessert, and reading/viewing 18th century literature (ahemeroticaahem). Although we were a small crowd, it was WAY too much fun. Everyone looked fabulous, we had a huge spread of food that we didn’t even make it halfway through (champagne cake! yum!), LOTS of champagne, and some blush-inducing literary readings. Shocking, I say!
We lit the whole place by candles, which really added to the ambiance, but it means the pictures turned out pretty dark. Plus, we weren’t really going for standard “here’s my costume” shots but rather fun portraits. But, of course, as any good costumer, we did take lots of photos! So here they are. Don’t worry, all is SFW (it wasn’t THAT kind of party!).
You’ll note that I’m wearing a new corset — it’s not really new, actually. I’ve always been bored by my white and silver stays, plus the silk satin has been fraying at the seamlines. So I, crazy woman that I am, sat down and ripped apart my old stays (which I love the fit of, I should add!), and recovered it in peach taffeta (left over from my recent francaise) with green binding and corded seams. I’ll take some better pictures and post more info; plus, I also recovered some shoes (which aren’t done yet; I’ll also post some photos & info on those soon).
I’ve been sick as a dog, which is what’s been inhibiting all of this picture taking and posting… I’m nearly better, so I promise to actually START on my Gwendolen dress soon!