tiistai 2. lokakuuta 2018

Memory of summer

I had yet another photoshoot day with my photographer pal. This time we did 18th century and I wore my floral print jacket, white petticoat and straw bergere. Back to the nature :)

All photos @ Suvi Korpi. Please do not copy or repost without permission!

A couple of (actually so many, only two here) photos in the studio before going out.

This photo is so layered in content that I can't even. The venue is the ruins of an old church, built in the 16th century. It burned down in 1852 when my hometown burned in its entirety (and was subsequently moved 10km towards the coast and north. I'm standing there wearing 18th century clothes, and the photo was taken with a 21st century camera.

This might be my favourite.

There were sheep!

maanantai 20. elokuuta 2018

1880s natural form walking suit

I have one word for this project. Meh. I lost interest in working on it halfway through and forced myself to finish it. I honestly don't know what it is with this suit. Maybe the colour is not my favourite, but as I had a lot of the lighter colour fabric in stash I thought I had to use it. The bodice has some fit issues and I think I need to put bones in the seams and darts to reduce the annoying wrinkling. Then again it might just be the character of the fabric. So, meh. I'm half-heartedly planning to make a hat to go with this, I have black straw braid for it.

I'm wearing my late Victorian corset and chemise, plus a little sleeveless undershirt with a ruffle collar. I revised my natural form petticoat because in its earlier form it showed under the shorter skirt. I cut the hem straight, removing the slight trainage on it and put a drawstring to gather the back of the skirt around mid-thigh level. I'm also wearing a small bumpad under the skirts.

Some I-don't-even-care photos here. Whatever. :P

The symmetry of the buttons is off. I have to reposition them. If I ever get around doing it.

torstai 10. toukokuuta 2018

1910s photo shoot

My photographer friend and I had a day out some weeks ago, first taking photos of the walking dress outdoors and then in the studio, photographing the 1910s evening dress. My friend is still working on the studio photos, but I have the outdoors photos and I just wanted to share because they turned out very nice. My home town has several early 20th century buildings, built either before 1910 or in 1910s, so we could take our pick really :)

Edit: I got the studio photos today and added them here :)

Onwards to photos! All photos @ Suvi Korpi

It was very sunny and very windy too.

There's this late 19th century wooden gazebo in one of the parks in town. I think it used to be a kiosk.

Wetplate edit :)

We had a bit of trouble with the 1910s houses in the city centre because there are so many cars everywhere. In the end we took a couple of photos in the gateway of one of the more impressive houses and moved on to quieter streets.

A sudden musical number :)

The house itself looks like this, it was built in 1910-1912.
It has the most amazing bug decorations.

This is on the front steps of a local upper secondary / high school. It used to be a girls only high school until the 1950s.

It looks like I'm hailing a taxicab.

A taster of the studio photos.... :)

But wait, there's more!

I sort of get the fuss about ankles now.

There's an Art Nouveau painting/drawing like this, I'm certain, but can't find it now.

I love the train on this dress!