Wednesday, December 26, 2012

snow-day photoshoot

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  This year, we were treated to a very rare white Christmas in Texas, and my whole family had so much fun frolicking in the snow.

Since I didn't get a lot of good posed pictures of my new redingote last month, I decided to make use of the pretty winter backdrop today and snapped a few more pics at the park.  It was so much fun wearing this outfit in cold weather.  I stayed nice and warm in my gown, and the colors seem to go so perfectly with the snow and bare trees.  I could have kept going for hours, but my son decided that more snowball fights were in order, so I changed back into my street clothes and returned to 21st century mom-mode.  Unfortunately, my camera doesn't like cold weather and all of my pictures are a bit out of focus and hazy, but we're going to call that blurriness "artsy" and go with that.  ;)  But anyway, it was a fun little excursion and a perfect Christmas gift from mother nature for a costume nerd like myself.

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14 comments:

Katherine C-G said...

You look even more perfect in the snow!

Eva said...

The ones with the trees makes me think of a (maybe a little scary) fairy tale.

/Eva

Sean MacKenzie said...

Lovely! Reminds me of The Duchess!

The Fictionista
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Jenni said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

bauhausfrau said...

Gorgeous Jen! I just love this so much, the fringe is such a wonderful detail.

Cathy Raymond said...

These photographs are splendid! With the snow, you might almost be in England....

Liz said...

I love them all. How perfect!

tuahadedana said...

perfect+++

Augustintytär said...

Sigh, so beautiful!

Chelsea said...

Oh how lovely! I don't see the blurriness of the photos, personally. You, the gown, the setting - all beautiful.

Scene in the Past said...

I love these pictures! You got some great snow, too. Probably because you're a little further north. We didn't have quite enough to completely cover all the grass.

Sanna K said...

This is such a beautiful outfit :) The colour looks so fabulous on you. I've also been thinking about making a wool redingote for cold weather, maybe something like this http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mehzx7K9f01rmoamio1_1280.jpg

Jen Thompson said...

Sanna - that is an AMAZING picture - I hope you do get a chance to make something like that. I know you would do such a great job with it! :)

Sanna K said...

You're such an inspiration! I bought some wool today and now finally the redingote will happen for me as well. It's such a perfect style for winter! Especially if the 1780s/1790s happen to be your favourite decades... I just need to finish yet another pair of stays tomorrow and then I can begin!

I've changed my plans and now I'm a bit concerned if natural white will be dull... But then again, I saw this: http://www.gogmsite.net/grand-ladies-of-the-eightee/subalbum-henrietta-viscount/1790-spencer-sisters-duches.html and thought, why not. I just want to trim it somehow to give it a little bit of detail so it won't be so boring... I'm having a hard time finding out how you can trim woolen redingotes... any suggestions? Links? Paintings?

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