My wonderful ugly pig mask by Mitchell Walker featured in my 18th century seven deadly sins outfit focusing on Gluttony! I sure had fun eating during the photoshoot! I’ll slowly start adding up photos from the last year as I’ve managed to not blog much at all. If you want to keep up to date Instagram is the only social media I use daily: LTLaurieTavan
We managed to get over fabric shopping! Lining fabric was purchased for my new sacque gown and Lauren grabbed some pretty stripes for her new sacque gown.
Photo courtesy of and copyright Philip Pavliger
The King George IV State Diadem is the newest reproduction crown in our arsenal for Dickens fair Royals:
“The diadem was worn during the coronation procession of Queen Victoria and later Queen Elizabeth II. It is worn by Queen Elizabeth II when travelling to and from the State Opening of Parliament. The diadem, as worn by Queen Victoria (without the cap), appears on the penny black and all her subsequent stamps. The diadem is perfectly circular” As described at Royal Exhibition’s website.
“In order to get each crystal gemstone set in just the right way, Juliette Designs is lucky to be in possession of a very rare book (number 227 out of 500) on The Crown Jewels, published by The Stationary Office. This book closely details the construction and materials of each piece as if they were technical schematics.”- from this article about the jewelry company.
The ever stunning @threnodyinvelvet for Gala Nocturna, Ascension photo contest, with @iberianblackarts Corset by @ltlaurietavan Headdress by Liv Free @creationsbylivfree #masquerade #renaissance #medievalfantasy #mystical #ascension #venicecarnival #carnevaledivenezia #costumeball #costumedesign #headdress #darkbeauty #whitehair #corset #corsetdesigner #saintsandsinners #renaissanceart #medievalart
Trying on one of Gerry’s corsets at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry- Morua Designs
The one and only @ltlaurietavan twirling in her vintage silk pjs and bed jacket paired with a single layer Edwardian fusion test piece that I developed using draping techniques. Made to tie in with my class for @conferenceofcorsetry #corsetry #slowfashion #morua #edwardian #vintagestyle #silent #corsetmaker #ococ17 #oldstuffisthebeststuff #tinywaist
The exquisite work of master corsetiere Laurie Tavan is well known and we are thrilled that Laurie has agreed to join the team for 2017 and lead a practical workshop for us, demonstrating different historically inspired corset silhouettes and including an exploration of the use of unusual combinations of fabrics, hardware, and supplies to transform these historical ideals into something new and fresh. We will see the progress and choices made along the way in one of her recent projects from start to finish. Read more about what she plans to tell us here: http://buff.ly/2lbaQpB #sewing #corsetmaking #fashion
This was my second time attending Carnivale and my first one where I had some knowledge ahead of time to try to prepare appropriately themed costumes for the events. My best friend Robin attended her first time this year.
Walking around Venice:
Red on red & Cream on red- both lovely: