On The Road Again…

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Lilly Absinthe is once again on the road, headed out to Tombstone, somewhat belatedly. 🙂 It’s just a quick turnaround this time, just long enough to secure the Christmas decorations, move some furniture around and plan out the next phases of our renovation of No. 11.

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If you don’t know, we’ve been engaged since February in renovating No. 11, performing many overdue upgrades to the house along with completely remodeling the kitchen and bathroom areas in order. The renovations will not only update and modernize the underlying electrical and plumbing, but will also enhance the historic nature of the house and well as enhancing the day-to-day liveability. It’s exciting to see the transformation and we’re not done yet. 🙂

Lily Absinthe- It’s All In The Details…

When it comes to the fashions of the late 19th Century, it’s fairly obvious that there’s a lot of detail involved in these creations. In recreating the fashions of this era, the job of getting the details right can be a daunting one but the rewards in the end are priceless. Below are just a few examples from the atelier:

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Pleats can be worked with in a variety of ways plus they can stand alone or work as part of a decorative arrangement.

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A demi-train (or short train). Ruffles and pleats are some of the key ingredients that make dresses of the era stand out. However, fabric flowers are also used as can be seen below:

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Flowers were formed from fabric in various combinations and were often painted and/or gilded for an additional three-dimension effect. It’s couture details like these that puts our designs ahead of the rest. 🙂