Last night I met up with a group organized by Julie Rockhold for a dinner at Christiana Cambells. I had purchased striped cotton lawn from B&T a couple of months ago inspired by the famous Antoine Vestier portrait. Being hot and humid outside, it seemed like a good excuse for a summer gown!
The gown is cotton, but the long sleeves are silk taffeta. There's also a silk gauze piece which shows in the neckline.
The gown bodice is unlined- the portrait is so sheer it couldn't be lined in front at least. The sash is a vintage 6" ribbon. I haven't tried lighting it on fire to find out if it is silk or not.
Most of the hair is my own- just the long curls are pieced on. I'm not quite shoulder length, but it's not hard to get a good sized hedgehog with shorter hair. There's also powder in it; a mix of the Bumble & Bumble spray and cornstarch since the spray ran out.
The original 1785 portrait. One of these days I'll powder my hair that much.
The photos below are of the group at dinner and after. The ones without flash are blurry and the ones with look like a bad ghost hunt, but I can't leave out my dapper tablemates!
This photo is courtesy of Lyze. And, yes, that is her real hair!! Also, note Julie photobombing perfectly.