It was a quick and busy past weekend in Tombstone followed by a one-hour drive back to LA on Monday but we’ve recovered. 🙂 So, the reason for being there? The Inaugural Doc-Holli-Days event weekend, a tribute event to Doc Holliday and the movie Tombstone with Val Kilmer as the guest of honor (naturally!). To accompany Val were many of the cast members from the movie (unfortunately, no Sam Elliott) and it was one big party in town the entire weekend- the crowds were estimated to have been around 20,000 (although I tend to take official estimates with a grain of salt)- but no matter what, the town was definitely crowded, something we haven’t seen in a long time.
Our role in this event was limited to marching in the official parade, which had Val as the grand marshal, with the participants portraying their favorite characters from the movie Tombstone. I portrayed the photographer CS Fly and I even had a small 1880s vintage camera (I plan on restoring it in the future). Overall, it was a fun event although the weather was brutal- the humidity was a real killer. Plans are afoot to hold this event again next year and we’re looking forward to it. 🙂
Time for a beer, it’s been a long day!
Ihave got to wrap this gown up so I have something to wear next week! Leaving in a few days so I can cloister myself away at No. 11 and sew. Old House chores await. ❤
Now that we’ve finished our move to our new home and studio in Woodland Hills, next week I’m taking my work and will enjoy our historic home in Old West Tombstone for a few days. Looking forward to my scheduled fittings and Old House adventures! 🙂
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.
And in this picture, I’m sneaking out to Chinatown…
Adam and I hamming it up for the camera…
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. 🙂
Rich silks, lush pleating, hand finishing, stunning designs- we’re inspired by the beauty of La Belle Epoch for our Lily Absinthe Brides. ❤