I’m a researcher. I’m a costumer. But a photojournalist I am not.
I do have the best of intentions when it comes to posting on my blog, but I always think I’ll get around to taking pictures later, when I’m at an event, fully dressed up. But then I get swept up in the moment and photos end up not happening!
I just returned from a fantastic stay in Williamsburg, where I attended the Millinery Through Time conference. My academic side was so satisfied with all the wonderful presentations. I feel so inspired to continue with some of my eighteenth-century research!
I also satisfied my costumer side by doing a little dress-up. There was a costume contest during the opening night reception, so several of us dressed up in our favorite historic dress. I didn’t get many photos, just a silly selfie and a couple of borrowed images from the web, but I did win the contest! Holy cow! I’ve totally leveled up as a costumer now!
I also wore my new white robe a la francaise on our last night there. I’m so excited to share some new construction details with you, but it will have to wait. Just before our photo session, there was a little…accident…involving chocolate pudding on white silk satin…I think the dress will be OK, but a writeup will have to wait!
In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the dress: