Showing posts from February, 2010

Inspirations {February 22,2010}

Feb 22, 2010 6 comments

My inspirations today come from a juxtaposition of Spring and Winter.  It's been very odd weather lately: a sunny Springy day followed b...

:Ubersexlich - James' 18th c. Suit - Progress

Feb 18, 2010 21 comments

Photos at last of progress on "The Suit." I've been working on the waistcoat, which to be honest is not at all interesting to...

The 18th Century Dog

Feb 17, 2010 13 comments

I watched a fascinating show last night, BBC 'Horizon: The Secret Life of the Dog,' and got to thinking about dogs of the past, and ...

Inspirations {February 16, 2010}

Feb 16, 2010 13 comments

I have no couch in my apartment. I want one that resembles THIS one, oh it's SO beautiful! I know I have been fairly remiss in postin...

18th c. Smackdown, Timbaland Style...

Feb 16, 2010 5 comments

This one had me laughing so hard I nearly broke the boning in my stays. Thanks to Miss Abby at Stay-ing Alive for posting this and totally...

Her Grace, The Duchess of Cupcakes - How and Why I Love Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2010 4 comments

Valentine's Day. Two words that strike joy, fear, hatred, giddiness, bitterness, or joviality into the heart-shaped-hearts of people ev...

Rockin' The Rococo

Feb 10, 2010 8 comments

Today we've got reason to celebrate! Paper Moon, a local shop in Reno (where yours truly resides) has placed an order for American Duch...

Monster Head: Dealing With Problem Wigs

Feb 9, 2010 8 comments

Once upon a time I cut my hair short. Really short. As a costumer, this presents certain challenges, which I decided could and would be s...

American Duchess on Etsy

Feb 6, 2010 0 comments

I haven't yet posted about the new American Duchess shop on Etsy . This is a combination of yummy things readers of this blog may be i...

Great Basin Costume Society - Events Plug

Feb 3, 2010 0 comments

What: GBCS Chit-Chat Tea and Cakes When: Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 11am to 2pm (or later) Where: Josef's Vienna Bakery & Cafe -...

Why We Costume, Part 3: A Dream of The Past

Feb 2, 2010 3 comments

There seems to be a fading of memories, after about thirty years, that turns otherwise horrible decades of fashion into inspiring vintage g...

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