Monday, August 12, 2013

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Pride and Prejudice: Volume 1 - Chapter 8

"She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker.  I shall never forget her appearance this morning.  She really looked almost wild."

"She did indeed, Louisa.  I could hardly keep my countenance.  Very nonsensical to come at all! Why must she be scampering about the country, because her sister had a cold?  Her hair so untidy, so blowsy!"

"Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office."


"Your picture may be very exact, Louisa," said Bingley; "but this was all lost upon me.  I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well, when she came into the room this morning.  Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice."


"You observed it, Mr. Darcy, I am sure," said Miss Bingley, "and I am inclined to think that you would not wish to see your sister make such an exhibition."

"Certainly not."


"To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ancles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! What could she mean by it? It seems to me to shew an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country town indifference to decorum."

~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813


Photography: Chris Stowell
Styling, & Spencer Jacket: Lauren
Gown: Maggie Waterman
Shoes: "Hartfield" Regency Boots by American Duchess
Cosmetics used to create the Regency look are from Litttle Bits Clothing Company - Tinted Rose Lip Balm, 18th Century Lavender Hair and Face Powder, and 1772 Liquid Rouge and Blush
Shot on Location at Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada
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20 comments:

  1. I love it! Beautiful work, the shoes are lovely and so unique.

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  2. MWAH!! I LOVE these! And all the photos are gorgeous and should be in a movie :) Stop being so full of win, you're making me quite ill. Would these boots work for Dickens, do you think? I love the low heel for walking all day, and because I am 5'8" and hate towering over people.

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    1. Thanks! These would work for Dickens as much as any pointed toe shoe does (Mary Janes or lace-up boots that everyone wears). There are scant sources for square-toed boots, which would be the more accurate for 1840s-60s. I'll add a square-toed boot to my design list for next year, 'cuz you ladies seriously need *exactly the right shoe* and I want to be the one to provide it to you. :)

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  3. Dear Lauren, you look always gorgeous. I don't know how you do it, but your beauty match great to every period. In regency style you look as pretty as in the XVIII century dresses! :)

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    1. Thank you! I believe that everyone's face is historical - it's all in how you treat the hair and makeup. :-)

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  4. I agree with Jenny, it looks like a movie and you are sublime in Regency outfit.
    I love the way you put the words in images. Love the Hartfield shoes too ^^

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  5. This is so clever! I love it! :-)

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  6. This is so beautiful I almost cried. I love you my amazing friend!

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    1. Thanks, Maggs <3 I've gotten quite a lot of wear out of that windowpane cotton Regency frock. :-)

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  7. Great photos. I love how you tied this with "Pride and Prejudice". :)
    -Emily

    Emily's Vintage Visions
    vintagevisions27.blogspot.com

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  8. i was quite distracted by the fab blue spencer...

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  9. Absolutely freakin marvelous, Lauren. I'm all verklemt!!

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  10. (oh, and I'm super excited for my Hartfields - they're going to be key for my steampippi!)

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  11. Oh, I love this ensemble! The location is so charming - and the shoes are lovely as well, off course.
    - Aleksandra

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