Saturday, November 24, 2012

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V321: An Excursion to The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Hi all! I'm down in San Francisco land with a whole wad of my favorite people, not least among them The Laced Angel, and Serendipitous Stitchery, the latter of which came all the way out from Tennessee and made a ridiculously stunning 1840s costume to boot.  We're taking the Great Dickens Christmas Fair by storm, causing mischief, breaking hearts, being generally goofy.  Ah, good times.  Here are a scant few photos from the day...


me and my bestie Maggie, all a-bonnet
Had to take a photo of this - the inspiration for the name of the new button boots come soon :-)
Maggie coercing poor Jessie into tying her cute little booties
Curtis posing in his Dark Garden Corsetry window.  I love that Dark Garden not only uses live models in their display windows, but that they include men in that lot as well - historical!
Myself and the charming and talented Mr. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who left a wake of broken-hearted females wherever he went, and also taught a nice figure drawing class in the Adventurer's Club Pre-Raphaelite Salon. 
I wore a...thing...I'll tell you about it later. :-)


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  1. Love the photos! Yet again, I want all the clothing, and really wish I was there! So lovely!

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  2. I NEED Rossetti to give me some drawing lessons! ;_;

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  3. My dear Dante! I must get a photo with him at some point of the run. And Lizzie Siddal! I portray her at the Dickens Fair! Getting into her work and it's quite wonderful. Good to see you in London, Duchess!

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    1. Yes, you of all people must have your picture taken with Mr. Rossetti!

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  4. I'm going this weekend! It's always a hoot!

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  5. You met Dante Rossetti. SO JEALOUS!!
    Wow, that looks like fun! And your dress is very nice.
    -Julia

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    1. Mr. Rossetti is a good friend of mine! If you make it to Dickens, do say hello to him :-)

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