Moving In…

The renovations for the new Atelier are finally complete and now comes the process of moving in…so much stuff… We never realized just HOW much fabric we had stashed away until we finally had to load it all up in the truck and transport it…and we still have a bit to go… but we’re making progress! 🙂

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Miss Molly, our creative consultant oversees everything from her bed of pillows.

Looking Back…

I‘ve been going through the photo archive and came across a couple of pictures that were taken of me at an event at Old Tucson Studios. Here I am wearing an early 1880s day dress made of antique (pre-WW1 era)  plum/wine-colored silk matte brocade for the bodice and overskirt, and the skirt is a dyed to match silk faille trimmed with burgundy silk velvet, thrown in the dye batch to coordinate. The chapeau is an original 1880 (and rare) “flowerpot” hat, complete with original milliner’s tag on the inside, the sterling sash pin is from the time period as well.

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And in this picture, I’m sneaking out to Chinatown…

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Adam and I hamming it up for the camera…

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It was cold the day we were there and it even hailed- but all the better excuse to be able to wear my winter clothes. 🙂