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.










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


  2. Lovely! Reminds me of The Duchess!

    The Fictionista

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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! :)

  9. 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: 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?

  10. ¡Me encantan estas imágenes! You also got some great snow. Probablemente porque estás un poco más al norte. No tuvimos suficiente para cubrir completamente todo el pasto. Esta publicación proporcionó información y recomendaciones útiles. Estoy agradecido de que este post haya aclarado el tema. This post was well-written and easy to understand. Looking forward to reading more posts like this in the future. I am sure many readers will find this post useful. Gracias por compartir tu experiencia y conocimiento.
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