It is official. I’ve fallen down the rabbit gap that’s historic costume. I can barely wait to get into my first set of stays, set my hair right into a neoclassical updo and slip right into a sheer cotton regency frock. I have been bitten by the bug and I will by no means be the identical!
On a whim this Saturday, I made a decision to take a look at the Jane Austen Pageant held yearly on the Locust Grove in Louisville, KY. Two thousand eighteen marks the 10th pageant which celebrates the 200th anniversary of Austen’s novel Persuasion.
These days I have been following numerous historic interpreters on instagram (many pictured right here!) who had been getting ready for the occasion and it piqued my curiosity sufficient to drive right down to expertise it for myself. I did not have time to stitch up a regency day costume, so I made a decision to play road type photographer circa 1818 as an alternative. Everybody regarded so beautiful – these women and men actually convey their finest Austen period best! It was an unimaginable expertise. I had SO a lot enjoyable and now I’ve plans to go subsequent 12 months! How might I not?
And as I laid down my son right down to sleep I believed again over the entire day – it actually did really feel like a web page out of an Austen novel. There have been the teams of associates that felt slightly just like the established women of society who form of dominated the present (and nothing incorrect with that in any respect!) The naval group had all of the pomp and circumstance one expects from the King’s males. Then there have been newbies like me, form of like huge eyed does taking all of it in. The setting at Locust Grove was good backdrop to the ninety plus diploma day which was beautiful regardless of the warmth. Do you might have a favourite ensemble? Remark along with your selection. My private favorites are the pink costume pictured first and the ladies’s navy navy redingoat with yellow sash!
So with out additional ado, try my photographs! Are you able to consider the variability and sweetness of those appears? To say I used to be impressed was an understatement – this group introduced their A recreation. When you see your picture and would love a duplicate, be at liberty to seize it immediately from this web page or e-mail me and I will ship over a digital copy. I simply ask you to credit score both my weblog (should you’re posting by yourself weblog), fb, my instagram deal with @starsandfield should you publish there!
I took over 400 images, so should you acknowledge me however do not see your image, please contact me. I’ve many extra I’d be glad to share!
Now who’s in for 2019? Will some seasoned vets take me underneath their wings?
It is a group of regency followers from St. Louis! They had been the primary women I noticed as I arrived to the pageant and all regarded so wonderful!
The matriarch of this household sewed these ensembles for her complete household! There are three generations pictured right here! Beautiful!
I spoke to the gents on this picture for fairly some time! He is a historic interpreted at The Hermitage in Nashville, TN! I did not get his title however it was a pleasure to talk with you!
Hey to some fellow Hoosiers!
HMS ACASTA | Royal Navy
Group that portrays the Royal Navy circa 1800-1800. Learn extra at their website.
Final however not least – here is What I Wore – a contemporary outfit ever so barely impressed by the pageant. My costume was a Goodwill discover, I blocked my very own hat and my parasol is classic!