18th century, exhibitions, research, travel

Costume Accessories Exhibition

First, thanks to everyone for your kind words about my riding habit and Brunswick!  I really liked them, and I’m happy that you liked them too.  (I mean, what if I had horrible taste?)  I’m still irritated about the giant bust wrinkle on the habit, but oh well!

So, now I want to post about the Costume Accessories exhibition (next post, the symposium)!

The exhibition was really cool.  Not huge, but big enough.  What I really liked was that precisely BECAUSE it was focused on accessories, it made me notice tiny details that normally I would miss because I’d be looking at overall gowns/outfits.  A lot of people have been posting photos from the exhibition, so search around on Flickr if you’re interested; here are some of my highlights:

(Note for those reading on the LJ feed — LJ drops my image captions, so you may want to link to the post on my site if you’re interested in reading the notes that go w/ the photos!)

These photos and more from the exhibition can be found on Flickr.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Mae March 26, 2011 at 3:32 am

    I was considering starting on a proper mid-late 1800s wardrobe after Ren Faire but… I’m definitely doing 18th century first instead. Love this stuff!

  • Reply Bianca von Bavensen March 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Ooo! Those pearled ostrich plumes are to die for!

  • Reply Hana Marmota April 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Tiny gathers! Tiny hems! Aww.

  • Reply Mela Hoyt-Heydon April 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Kendra, undue your sleeve in the front and lower armescye on your riding jacket and see if you still have the bust wrinkle. I bet you didn’t get that until you put the sleeve in and the sleeve needed a bit more fabric in the bicep area. Otherwise FABULOUS!!!!!!

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