We always see them: the funky printed cottons in the stores. Sometimes we can't resist, and then we wonder why the heck we bought it in the first place. Clearly, you can't make garb out of silly prints! Or can you? This summer, I had a weird awakening. It's no secret to my readers and … Continue reading Yes, it is OK to have fun with garb!
Okay, so...now that the move is behind me. Comic-Con International is behind me (YAY BLUE RIBBON HALL COSTUME!) and Pennsic is, thankfully, behind me, I can start posting content again. It's been a crazy few months, and I'm looking forward to settling back into my research, hopefully professionally, and keep chugging out pretty dresses and … Continue reading Thesis Recap, moving onward.
I have successfully transferred my domicile from the East Kingdom and the balmy tropics of New England, to the sunny and never-changing perfection that is Southern California. I do have updates I need to get done, but I'm also planning for San Diego Comic-Con, and Pennsic AT THE SAME TIME. Yes, that's right, I'm flying … Continue reading Hello, Caid.
Well, I'm moving, anyway. I've successfully completed my masters program, and I'm relocating to join my lord husband across the country at his naval posting. I have lots of cool stuff on my master's thesis I can't wait to share, but this blog will be on hold a bit while I pack up here in … Continue reading We’re moving!
So damn close.
Over the last few weeks, I completed a new court outfit based on the Eisiterion of Agnes of France, dated to the 1180s. It's later period for my persona, but I was intrigued by the differences between the 11th and 12th Century as far as shape and embellishment went, so I gave it a try. … Continue reading 12th Century High Court Wear and Proper Execution of the Byzantine Side-Eye.
I took a break from iconography for a while because I felt like my art wasn't up to snuff, and I was thinking of giving up. By the way: never give up. I had the pleasure of working at the Museum of Russian Icons over the fall semester of 2015, and I learned a lot … Continue reading Surprise! Icon!