1860s ball bodice – extant garment

Today I have something special for you: My newest addition to my very small original garments collection!A few weeks ago I bought a beautiful bodice in vienna. The seller, she owns a vintage shop here, had many beautiful garments but most of them had horrible mending done like fusible interfacing to hide rips in the […]

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A try on 18th century hair

Today I’m back with a little picture series on how I tried out an 18th century hairstyle. First of all: Those pictures were taken pretty spontaneously so please excuse the background and my weird faces. First of all: Pomade and Powder. After many, many tries to make authentic 18th century pomade with leaf lard and […]

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A little life update

School stuff.. It’s been a long time since my last blog post and even a longer while since I wrote a blog post. Life was pretty weird latley. As we all know the Covid-19 virus hit europe pretty hard and many countries had a general lockdown. As you all know I was in venice, came […]

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I recreated Marie-Antoinettes Court Gown (Part 3) – bodice

Hello again! I hope you enjoyed my last two posts about the recreation of Marie-Antoinettes court gown!If you haven’t seen them go check them out to learn more about the reason why I made this dress and also how I made the skirt of the gown! Today we’re going to talk a little bit about […]

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I recreated Marie-Antoinettes Court Gown (Part 2) – The skirts

Marie-Antoinettes court gown is very famous for the amazing skirt. You have a grand panier and over it a lot of layers of fabric with details and trims.This is why the first thing for me to make was the grand panier.I decided to NOT use a stage costume pattern but an authentic one which I […]

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I recreated Marie-Antoinettes Court Gown (Part 1) – Introduction

Finally!!!Finally I am allowed to tell you what I was working on in the past couple of months!Many of you know that I started the mastersclass for stage costumes at my school in september.This year we were given an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity – we were able to work together with the Kunsthistorischem […]

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A trip to Klosterneuburg

A few weeks ago when my good friend Franziska (@missparlic) and her boyfriend from germany visited vienna to attend the ‘Zeitentanz’ ball. At the ball we decided to make a trip to Klosterneuburg near vienna the next day.And so we did! It’s a very old and also very big monastery which is still operating today […]

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Carnival in Venice (and why I had to leave early)

My trip to venice started on friday evening (21st february) because my parents and I were taking the Nightjet from the ÖBB (austrian railway service) from vienna to venice. I’ve never been travelling with a Nightjet so this was new to me and I’m torn wether I liked it or not. We chose the sleep-cabin […]

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Carnival in venice – the dress

When this post goes online I will be in venice (and probably pretty tired)! As I’m writing this now I feel how excited I am to attend the carnival in venice. I really can’t wait! To be honest, venice is not my most favourite city but it’s still in the top 5 because it’s so […]

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