Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tea Time

A couple of Sundays ago, I attended a Regency High Tea at Franklin Villia (located in one of the inner city suburbs of Brisbane). It was not long ago that I attended a Lolita tea there, and the lady that runs the teas was again there, and again rather odd. Buzzing around, gushing excessively over everyone's outfits. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to have a compliment but she takes it to embarrassing levels and you end up feeling awkward. At any rate, it was lovely to be out again in costume and spending time with a different group of fellow costumers. I also enjoyed the shortness of the event. I was home in time in the afternoon for a lovely nap, while normally the events I attend completely drain you out with an all day attendance. It was nice for a change, and kind of inspires me to do more simply picnics or tea outings.
On this particular occasion, I decided to wear my "new" blue muslin regency gown. Remember the white muslin gown that I wore at History Alive this year? Well, it got so filthy on the hems that I just couldn't get the gown white again. As a fix, I decided to dye the dress. Blue was my choice. It has come up such a lovely and bright colour and I am exceedingly pleased with it. The day turned out to be a bit warmer than I was anticipating, so I didn't wear my pelisse again, and instead opted for the blue silk spencer. I was inordinately pleased with the mesh of blues in my outfit. From the blue of my gown, to the blue ribbon at the waist and the blue silk spencer and bonnet. I contrasted it all with some red ribbon in my hair. It was a lovely day, and I managed to harass my cousin into taking some beautiful shots of my outfit.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun event! And I love all the outfits - so gorgeous!