Photo Shoot: Downton Abbey Glamour at the Cobb Mansion, Virginia City, Nevada

Dec 13, 2013 15 comments
Downton Abbey dresses

I've been sitting on these photos for quite some time, leaking them out little by little, but I think it's high time now for a little photo story...

With Downton Abbey fresh in our minds, we set out to capture the glimmer of the fashionable past, with 19teens evening gowns in an opulent setting, the gorgeous Cobb Mansion in our local historic town of Virginia City.

Titanic Dress
The black and white photo is my favorite photo I've ever taken. I think Tori looks like a super-elegant 1950s Dior model!
Our beautiful models were Liza and Tori. You'll recognize Liza from our Summer "Gibson" photo shoot, but this was Tori's first experience in front of the camera. She did great!

Downton Abbey Photo Shoot

The gowns were creations of both Liza and myself, paired with Astoria Edwardian Shoes in black, and Gibson Edwardian Shoes in ivory. Photos are a mix of both mine and Chris'. We had a good time putting this one together, and were lucky to be well-received at the Cobb Mansion, which we'll certainly be returning to. :-)

I hope you enjoy!

Edwardian Titanic Dress


  1. Omg! The purple dress is... splendid!
    I love the photos

  2. Those dresses (and the photos) are simple gorgeous!

  3. The bottom one on the left, with the orange dress, looks like a painting from the era! All of the photos are splendid and the costumes superb!

    1. Thank you! That photo is one of my favorites too. The light was so gorgeous.

  4. The women look beautiful in their gowns and shoes, and all of the rest of their accessaries. And the setting is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looking through the pictures you really feel the atmosphere of the aristocratic world of the early 20th century! Wonderful work! Dresses, accessories, place, models, photos - everything is beautiful. Congratulations!)

    1. Thank you so much! We had a great time at the Cobb Mansion. They are SO friendly, and the house has been lovingly restored and furnished. Truly a gorgeous gem of a place.

  6. Ahhh so lovely! I'm dreaming of the day I can return to Virginia City (not in August, I hope) and walk down their lovely boardwalk again, in costume :3 (My Canadian constitution was not up to the task in 2011.)

  7. Beautiful photos, I really enjoyed these! Both ladies look so elegant.

    Emily's Vintage Visions


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