On Saturday, Lumieres held it’s seemingly annual summer picnic, again at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. It was just what I’ve been craving — running around a park in 18th century costume and being generally silly! Of course, it happened smack dab in the middle of packing to move, so I was exhausted, so wasn’t quite up to my usual silliness… There were a lot of very lovely gowns, including Sarah’s new black & white stripey (kill! kill!), Cynthia’s new indienne print en forreau, and Teresa’s new indienne print overgown… and many more! We had a gorgeous picnic followed by lots of socializing and a reading from the Sheridan play The Rivals. What more can you want from a summer afternoon?
I wore my green zone anglaise, seeing as I haven’t worn it in forever and have been over-wearing all my other 18th century dresses. I thought briefly about wearing my new mourning francaise, but realized that I want to tweak a few things before wearing it but didn’t have any time, and didn’t want to set myself up for that frustration when you put on something in a hurry and it isn’t right.