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Showing posts with label Regency Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Regency Fashion. Show all posts

Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Covers for "Bride From A Hat"

Back Cover

Cover for my story "Bride From A Hat".  It is supposed to look like a lace veil. The woman is taken from a Costume Parisien fashion plate shown elsewhere on this blog.  The story is  The blog is named after the London Club begun by the hero. To join, one must rob a coach, but only for a trifle: a lock of hair, a lady's glove, or a kiss from a pretty girl.  All in good fun, tho some grumpy old people have complained...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Brighton Pavillion Cake

Here is a beautiful Brighton Pavillion Cake from "Iced Gem Cakes"
via "Cake Wrecks"

Brighton Bandstand Cake

Brighton Pier Cake
Sandcastle Cake

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Work in Progress

After working for 2 days on the face, this lady has a very sweet smile.

I've been working on cleaning up a Costume Parisien fashion plate.  The plate is in bad condition; it looks as tho the person doing the water-color wash accidentally smeared it, or spilled something on it.  The original engraving must have come out a bit odd; giving the lady's face a sort of negative-racoon-look!

Its taking me awhile because I'm trying to get results that look a lot like the original intent.  Otherwise, I'd just sketch it by hand.  Which I may do anyway, just for fun.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Two Ladies with Telescope

Original Ackermann's Repository Fashion print

Ackermann's Repository of the Arts

I really like this plate.  I'm showing the original scan which has images from the opposite page; the cleaned up version, and a third version that I colorized.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bonnets, Hats, and Caps

I'm currently working on a post showing bonnets etc.  One of the originals is in really poor condition and taking some time to clean up without destroying details.  The caps are very interesting -more detailed and elaborate than I had imagined when reading Heyer or other Romance authors.  I enjoy doing this, it is a great stress-reliever, and I get a lot of practice with Photoshop.  Just got a new version (my previous one was 8 years old! Practically from the Stone Age!) and I'm playing with it.  Its a "student" version from England, so a bit different from American versions, I think. Anyway, its fun.  I can always use Photoshop Elements if things get too complicated for me!  I may post a few photos of "Georgian" and "Regency" jewelery: NOT owned by myself, of course.  

I do have a beautiful miniature from the Regency era, of a beautiful lady posed somewhat like the Empress Josephine.  I don't want to remove it from the frame, so it'll take a bit of work to get a good scan thru the glass.

Most of the pictures I post are in my Screensaver's folder, and my computer rotates thru them at random.

I keep meaning to post more links to Regency/Fashion/Austen sites.  One of these days!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Georgian Lady on Horseback

"La Renconatre Au Bois De Boulogne".

Print Nach Joan Michel Moreau le Jeune,
Geftochen von Heinrich Guttenberg
Bourbon era FAshion Etching
Bourbon Era Fashion Etching

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gallery of Fashion, 1790-1822 Batsford Colour Books

Some scanned colour plates from the Batsford Book.  From the cover flap:

"More than half of the colour plates from this volume are taken from Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion.  His plates are among the masterpieces of the English School of aquatints; curiously little other work is known by him...

Gallery of Fashion Title Pages and Plate #1

Gallery of Fashion Georgian era/Regency Fashion -Court Gowns
Gallery of Fashion Georgian Fashion
Gallery of Fashion Georgian/Regency Fashion
Gallery of Fashion Georgian/Regency Fashion

 ..The other plates are a selection from the fashion plates in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, published from 1809-1828. These plates are dated 1822."

Gallery of Fashion, Ackermann's Regency Fashion

Gallery of Fashion Court Dress

Gallery of Fashion  Regency/Georgian Fashion

Gallery of Fashion  Regency Fashion Plates

Gallery of Fashion  Regency Fashion Plates