Love Letters Between A Gentleman & His Sister

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Best. Weekend. Evar!
I’m pleased to introduce you to Lysander Menace, Lord Foppington (White Cat Chris) and Miss Aphra Diver (Anais). I spent the week painting. They’ve turned out just how I wanted. Lysander is a bit on the delicate side with a fondness for Laudanum and can frequently be seen hacking attractively into a monogramed hanky of the most delicate lawn. Hermione & Lysander are twins, Hermione being the more robust of the two, which makes sense as she’s the elder by five minutes.
Miss Aphra, his some time companion, is a bit of a wild mare with a penchant for literature and a passion for the theater. She’s spent some time on the continent spying for his Majesties government for very little gain, but picked up some continental skills none the less. Miette is Aphra’s natural daughter, left on the continent to be brought up in a convent.
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Aphra & Hermione are sporting the Bastille Day outfits… presented here to revel in the detail a bit more. Lysander, Lord Foppington is sporting the latest by “Romance of Venice.” Simply gorgeous, though no hat *sad face* but surprised me by coming with the most awesome of riding boots! Sexay!

Bastille Day 2006!

Yesterday we celebrated July 14th with Ze “Bal de la Victime” Bastille Day Dolly Picnic! ‘Twas awesome. Myself, Mr. Kallisti and Butter, picked up The Robots (Nadja & Will) and met up with St. James, Idrisfynn & JennyNemesi near Pioneer Meadow in GG Park. Unbenownst to us the meadow had been taken over by large tents and giant african foam heads o_o. So once KellyHime and Mr. KellyHime showed up on their vespa, we nipped around the bend to the Rose Garden (two rose garden dolly picnics this summer!) and claimed the least swampy bit of rising ground. Maggie joined us shortly, I’m glad she got the communique that the little group had moved!

(Ondine as the costumer who forgot her contacts :p)
The weather was wacky, alternately sunny and bright then cold, blustery with billowing fog. You’ll notice in the pictures how they suddenly turn leaden grey or are over exposed. Ugh! Still, we had parasols, lots of parasols. Cake and booze unburdens the soul. Olives and brie feed the mind. And my new favorite cocktail: Trader Joe’s Blueberry Soda with B & B (cognac & benedictine)… YUM!
I’ve been sewing for two weeks preparing two outfits. The empire Merveilleuse dress Aurelie is wearing and the split bodice Patriot dress for Hermione. I think pattern making has finally clicked, I drafted two dresses and a corset in the past two weeks. Wooo! You can see inspiration from my collection of images of costuming circa the French Revolution.

(the custom cake from The Cake Gallery. reeeeeeeeeeally goooooooood! btw, re: marie antoinette… she never said that.)
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