I closed the door of the drawing room quietly behind me and stood still a moment, gathering courage. I essayed a restorative deep breath, but the tightness of the whalebone corseting made it come out as a strangled gasp.
Jamie, immersed in a handful of shipping orders, glanced up at the sound and froze, eyes wide. His mouth opened, but he made no sound.
How do you like it?” Handling the train a bit gingerly, I stepped down into the room, swaying gently as the seamstress had instructed, to show off the filmy gussets of silk plisse let into the overskirt.
Jamie shut his mouth and blinked several times.
It's… ah… red, isn’t it?” he observed.
Rather.” Sang-du-Christ, to be exact. Christ’s blood, the most fashionable color of the season, or so I had been given to understand. -
 Dragonfly in Amber, pg. 165, The Splendors of Versailles. 



Dress Evora in blush lace and jacket Papillon in faux leather with plisse trim. The dress is Art Nouveau inspired. The jacket has late Victorian seams, but is adjusted to own, modern design.

Had a lovely shoot past autumn with this team, who invited me to dress the model in this shoot (the human model that is!). They were searching for a combination of a sweet dress and a cool jacket, which resulted in bringing these slightly contrasting pieces to the shoot :) I LOVE  the results of this shoot, big credits for the team!!

Photography, concept, headpiece: Sonja de Ridder photography
Model: Marije van der Meer
Dog: Trash -Rottweiler
MUA & hair: Chica Charming visagie
Dress/clothing: Somnia Romantica

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