All posts tagged: Janet Arnold

The finished pen en l’aire (finally!)

As promised, Madame Ornata’s lovely, gorgeous, sublime pet en l’aire.  With lovely, gorgeous, sublime pictures by Sarah (aka Diana Villiers) ’cause the ones I took on this photoshoot weren’t nearly as good! Don’t you love the colours?  And the hat? The hat sure is something isn’t it?  That veiling goes past her waist! And look at the beautiful detailing on her stomacher!  She made the silk roses herself (mad handsewer) and the ruffle is real metal silk. Clearly, Madame O’s stays are doing a good job 😉 Every proper 18th century photoshoot should involve a session on the swing!  The rubber matting isn’t exactly historical, but her joy sure makes up for it! Standing on the pier at Bath perhaps?  The Georgians did like the seaside! More seaside fun Some very improper behavior for an 18th century lady! For more fabulous photos from the pet en l’aire shoot, check out the rest of Sarah’s  livejournal.  Especially these ones.

Claire in the Laurel dress

This is the fabulous Claire of ‘Well, I used to be a lady’ in the Laurel Dress.  I didn’t manage to get that many pictures of her because she had to leave earlier than most of the other models. The lighting was a bit problematic, but the images look wonderful in sepia.

The Laurel dress: a photoshoot

What better way to celebrate Halloweek than getting dressed up with friends and taking lots and lots of pictures of each other in gorgeous dresses? At the end of the shoot, and after editing out tons and tons of images, I still have over 100 fabulous images of me in the laurel dress.  But I’ll restrain myself and only show you the ones that are beyond fabulous. Need more fabulosity?  Check out the entire gallery on the dress page.  Most of the photographs are by the fabulous Sarah, the rest are by Madame Ornata.