Thursday, 23 May 2013

Recent Outfit


 Vintage 1970s dress with Victorian feel to it from Shop 55 (I shortened the hem above the ruffle at the bottom myself. Quite proud of myself!)

Black wool and velvet Victorian style coat, lucky secondhand shop find in the summer. It's nice and warm, and looks like something someone would wear in a cold, dark place like Transylvania.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and JMW Turner

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, Musee d'Orsay, Paris

JMW Turner, Warkworth Castle

Monday, 20 May 2013

The Organ Grinder's Playlist- A Few Songs for Today


A few songs for today.

Abney Park- All the Myths are True

Abney Park- The Secret Life of Dr. Caligari

Zola Jesus- Night

The Sisters of Mercy- Alice

Recent Outfits


Crimson and black velvet top- secondhand
Grey asymmetrical skirt- secondhand


White frilly shirt- secondhand
Violet jacquard waistcoat- secondhand
Black velvet skirt- secondhand

White top with lace yoke- secondhand
Black and white striped top- secondhand
Watch necklace- Christmas present
Gold skirt (pinned up by me)- secondhand

Friday, 17 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Recent Outfits

Still a bit behind on outfits, on everything really. I have got some great pictures from the Gothic Sunday with the Historical Houses trust, and I want to do some more reviews, but that will have to wait until after assignments.

White blouse with lace collar- eBay
black waistcoat- ?
watch necklace- Christmas present
Pocket watch- charm from Spotlight. I have a real one too.
Black velvet asymmetrical skirt- secondhand.

Blue ruffly cardi- fashion discount store
black singlet top- hand me down
Black fairy skirt- secondhand.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ironfest Photos Part 2

Ironfest, Saturday 20th April
For previous photos, see this post.

Soldiers of Britain and France compete in shooting and chopping down some wooden slat things. 

This woman had some of the most amazing wings I had ever seen! Made of sheet metal, with metal cogs and things on them! And they were home made, if you can call such a thing of beauty home made.

Oh and she also had a hidden dagger in a leg holster!

Surprise and delight as the steamengines, seemingly stationery before, were ridden down the road!

The back of those amazing wings!

I met one of the borg who was very disappointed when I would not let him assimilate me.

And K9! He actually moved by remote control. The kids loved him!

The battle between England and France

Some wonderful Georgian women's outfits.

Mounted cavalry

The bird tent where some charming medieval people had owls and falcons.

A peregrine falcon. So cute looking for a predator!

I am not sure what this bird was. It was so cute! Maybe another falcon.

Stacey and I got to hold a wedge tailed eagle named Sabrina. Stacey made her own amazing outfit and is also a very talented seamstress and Australian retailer for Truly Victorian patterns.

Cate, with a knitted Dr Who doll.

She was so heavy, I nearly dropped her!

It took me all day to realise the hall was actually a miniature castle!

A stylish gentleman on his bicycle.

Nathan in handmade leather armour

Saturday, 11 May 2013

BBC News: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: Party Like It's 1813

This is amazing! BBC recreated the Netherfield Ball from Pride and Prejudice. The clothes, the music, the food and drink! It is my dream to one day attend an event like this! Someone bequeath me a large inheritance, please?

For more pictures and the article, visit

Friday, 10 May 2013

Steam Ingenious: Steampunk Home Decor

 I am very busy with assignments, so I haven't had much time to post. I have some great pictures from the Historical Houses Gothic Sunday, but those will have to wait just a little while! Meanwhile, check out this awesome Steampunk decor!