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GBACG Petit Trianon Event

The GBACG Petit Trianon event was FAAAAAABULOUS!  The venue — the Bellevue Club, located on Lake Merritt in Oakland — was simply gorgeous.  The main room we were in was 2 stories tall, with pink walls, gilt accents, antique-esque furniture… one of the better venues I’ve been in here in California!

Many of us were cast as specific characters, so I had a fabulous time running around play the Duchesse de Polignac.  We had Marie-Antoinette, Count Fersen, the Duchess of Devonshire, M. Leonard the famous hairdresser, the evil aunts Victoire & Adelaide (ok they weren’t EVIL), and — most entertainingly for in-character play — du Barry!  I had a great time talking up how TACKY she was all night, and accusing her of stealing my feathers.

The champagne flowed, there were hors d’oevres and little desserts, the bartender was dressed in an 18th c. outfit, the conversation was fabulous, there were elegant ladies and dashing gentlemen.  Yay!

I had my 1787ish round gown and silly hat done in plenty of time, which was quite nice.  I added some vintage millinery flowers to the hat and safety pinned it to my wig!  I’m still waiting on a light colored wig (backordered), so I used one of my darker Bella Donna wigs, just to mix things up.

I put all of my photos on Flickr.

1787 Silly Hat, 1787ish round gown, 18th century, projects

Too Subtle?

I didn’t know I was going to make some silly headwear to wear with my 1785ish round gown, until I ran into this silk gauze with tiny gold stripes at Stone Mountain & Daughter!  Oops!  I basically cut a giant circle and gathered it in two places, attached a bunch of vintage green rayon moire ribbon, and some feathers and a vintage rhinestone pin that belonged to my grandmother.  I may need to put some flowers on there somewhere, too!

My husband says that this is the soundtrack for this hat.