Queen of the garden

Chiara was, as always, absolutely gorgeous and fabulous in the 1780s robe a la francaise (Lady Anne Darcy’s wedding dress) two Saturdays ago.

I’m so excited to show off her pictures, because I feel that, as many times as the dress has been worn, this is the first proper photoshoot it has had.

Hello sweetness!

I told her to examine the exotic ferns: new plants were all the rage in 18th century Europe

Oh, will my lover come!?!


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3 Comments Post a Comment
  1. VandE says:

    This is such a beautiful dress, and I love her hair (and her ear-rings)

  2. Isis says:

    A beautiful gown (and girl) and the fit is perfect!

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