The yearly visit to Bad aussee and Bad Ischl

It was again the time of the year where I pack my things and travel a few hours by train to visit my good friend Magdalena in Bad Aussee, one of the most beautiful cities in austria. It’s very very small compared to vienna but no matter where you look, you’ll see postcard kitsch and […]

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19th century seashell pincushions

A few weeks ago I was looking through Pinterest because I was looking for an idea what to pack in a ‘secret santa’-Covid-19 edition package. I already had the main gift finished but I wanted to pack a little extra. This had me going down the rabbit hole of pinterest and it’s many ideas, pictures […]

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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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