The photographs from the dressing room from Saturday’s Grandeur & Frivolity talk demonstrate more than ever how indebted I am to all my friends for their wonderful help and support with these events.
Sarah of Capital Adventures (e.g. Diana Villiers) was the official photographer and took the photos.
Mrs C of the Hectic Eclectic did the amazing hairdos. And the poor sweetie wasn’t feeling well, so she didn’t even stay for the performance.
Joie de Vivre and Shell were super wonderful and did a bunch of evil, evil handsewing, which I ended up not even using because my lovely mother in law and my sister, the Naiad, showed up in time with the backup dress. And then my mother in law sewed the last of the buttons on my 18th century men’s breeches. I owe those four majorly!
Madame Ornata let me use both her pet en l’aire and her (barely!) finished polonaise, which she had to hem in the dressing room.
Bianca the mezzo-soprano let me put her in a scratchy wig and stays to sing in
Clarissa, our music expert, had to wait until the very last minute for me to find her dress, even though she was first on.
Daniil, the male model, managed to get dressed, politely, in a room full of girls. And did all his own bows.
The Blonde Venus learned how to do the minuet at 10am that morning. And did it onstage with a professional historical dancer.
And everyone put up with me running round like a chicken without a head tossing off orders.
Every last person in that room was awesome.