How to tell if you have awesome friends:
If they stop by your house on the weekend for a cup of tea and you say “Oh, I was just about to climb into a chemise and corset, any chance you’d be willing to take some photos of me?” and they spend over an hour helping to lace you into a corset and directing poses and snapping photos:
The resulting photos are evidence of how truly fabulous Emily of Ever So Scrumptious is! I hope she had as much fun as I did helping me document me wearing my 1860s chemise (finally!) and new stockings and drawers, and red elliptical crinoline (even more finally!), and paisley petticoat (also finally).
We got some lovely atmospheric, romantic period stuff:
And some adorable stuff with Felicity (because how could you possibly pass up the chance to pose with Felicity?):
And some fun stuff with me being silly (this is me immediately after saying “I don’t know what to do with my hands! I feel they should be doing something! Should I just throw them out?):
Or just showing off all views of the garment (note to self – I need to add one more band of wire to this hoopskirt, and re-arrange the wires so they form a smoother bell:
Felicity objected to posing (she only likes to be gorgeous on her own terms, thank you very much), so I got her involved by playing button soccer with her on the bureau chest:
We had to end that game when she decided to ‘win’ by trying to eat the ball. I guess that’s better than trying to eat the other players, but still not ideal!
I was so distraught and overwhelmed at the thought of sports cannibalism that I had to swoon:
Most gracefully and elegantly of course 😉
I soon recovered, and found a much more effective and satisfying (and safe!) way to tempt Felicity to be part of the photoshoot.
Many, many thanks Emily!
(and on the subject of awesome friends, Joie de Vivre has written the sweetest post about all of us,: D’awww!)