Costuming: Laurie Tavan Corsetry & Gowns
Hat & fan: Lynn McMasters Hat Patterns – Out of a Portrait
Wig: Grimilde Malatesta: arts and wonders
Makeup products: Ageless Artifice (now defunct I believe)
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:
Shown with two different hats and two different pairs of shoes for slightly different impressions:
Shoes: American Duchess
Photography: Tavan Photography
I found it fun to restyle an outfit quickly, for use at a party I didn’t anticipate attending. While I was totally out of place, it felt fun and worked just fine to enjoy the evening amongst the mermaids and sirens.
I purchased little blue glass fish to add to my headdress whose flowers reminded me of coral and i added additional pearls and wore my fan cover as a stomacher.
MUA: Jennifer Mathews
Hair: Laurie Tavan & Jennifer Mathews
Designer: Laurie Tavan
Photographer: Laurie Tavan
I made both of these for the event. The Victoria Winters traveling wool outfit was pieced together & altered from found pieces at Savers thrift store. I wish I had taken more before shots! The Josette 18th century inspired gown I’ll have to go back and put together a blog post showing more of it in-progress.