Theresa was in town recently, and you know what that means! Dress ups! And photoshoots!
For this photoshoot we wore Regency, because the pohutakawa (the New Zealand christmas tree) were in full bloom, and I think my 1813 Kashmiri gown works beautifully with the blaze of red blooms. Also it was too hot to think of anything that involved full corsets and layers of undergarments.
This time we did something a little bit different, and Mr D came along and was our photographer, so (for once) we have lots of gorgeous photos of the two of us together.
With two ladies in Regency wandering around a garden it’s impossible not to make Jane Austen themed commentary about the photos. In doing this I’ve realised an unfortunate problem with Austen: other than Lizzie and Jane from Pride & Prejudice, there are no sets of two females that a pair of friends would really be happy to be. Emma is insufferable, her friends silly. Fanny is a prig, her associates terrible. Anne is great but none of the other females in her novel are. I suppose Catherine and Eleanor are OK, but they are so young. And Elinor and Marianne, are, once again, sisters. Also, Marianne? No thanks.
So, sisters or not, we can be Lizzie & Jane for the evening (with the actual allocation of parts left unspecified), enjoying the garden and the exotic pohutakawa trees before heading out for a ball – perhaps at Netherfield? They probably have all that time to spend in the garden because they were ready hours before Kitty found her lost ribbon and Lydia decided what frock to wear.