2013 in pictures

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New Year’s Eve party – by White Mischief

exactly what is says in the title –  a collection of what was happening here in the last 12 months! enjoy – and- Have a lovely New Year!

 

the first event of the year – Katherine of Aragon festival in Peterborough…

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from our Winter Bride collection, shot in January

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Prior Engagement team at the EWE in Birmingham

 

 

 

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Dianas of the Chase point to point race – sidesaddle…

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Easter in Devon: running ..

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and hunting – the coldest ever!

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and shooting bridal frocks in St. Audries Park – where we got married in October 2011!. good memories:-)

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then it was time for the Spring Bride Collection…

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in April, we organised a big ball – Spectacular Spectacular, in Pinewood studios…

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May was busy – here at a Georgian picnic

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doing a Victorian Striptease inn Dragon Hall in Norwich…

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entertaining Queen V at Leighton House

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June – being a bit silly at a bridal shoot for Events in The Box and Mockford Photography… alas that gown suffered in the recent fire:-(

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at the Heritage Festival in Peterborough, in June…

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July – Kelmarsh festival, building a bed in the tent…. 🙂

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and sweating buckets in Regency gear at Hereford…

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went to our first Steampunk markets that summer too – here in CambridgeImageand Stamford

we shoot our Steampunk Amazones in August too: part 1, in Yorkshire and part 2 in Thurleigh

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 and did a Summer Bride shoot too…

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one of the Summer Brides dresses…

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September – at Steampunk Asylum, here just before the fashion show…

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and at the market:-)

more markets followed – ILHF and TORM

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please, please, can i have some more fabric????

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sometimes the markets were busy – sometimes – not so much….

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we did some crazy things in October….

in November we also shot the Autumn Bride

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alas most, if not all of the Autumn bride dresses were damage in the garage fire….. including this one….

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we spent 6 evenings working in Aston Hall with Black Knight Historical…Imageand returned thee to film Regency Christmas  for NBC – the resulting feature can be viewed here: 

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we snapped a few pictures making the best of the spectacular autumnal colouring…

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and being silly at a Christmas Market at Stoke Rochford…

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and enjoying working at Holkham Hall for two very busy weekends…

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and seeing Christmas in London, celebrating my last outfit for the year – a mixture of late Victorian and modern:-)

 Over the year we also enjoyed a few good Stitch and Bitch sessions with Julia from Sew Curvy – it is great to have friends you can work side by side with – rather rare for me, so thanks Julia for your friendship!

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good times!

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looking classy even at work…

Alas the year didn’t end on a good note – we had a garage fire on the 28th – in which most of my stock, fabrics, dresses etc was damaged.. 😦 lots of private re-enactment , camping and sport equipment also vanished:-( still, we were  insured, so hoping some of it can be rebuilt – it will take a while though! 😦

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fire started in the evening – faulty socket is to blame…. here the fire is over, just trying to get rid of the fumes..

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the wardrobe where the dresses used to be….

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mind you, some of the charred, sticky, smelly items may have just one more chance to take to the stage – we plan a postapocalyptic shoot… it is not everyday  you have a beautifully charred wall in your garage, is it?

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  and so –  that’s it – goodbye 2013, welcome 2014! bad or good, it will no doubt be interesting – Happy New Year everyone!

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6 thoughts on “2013 in pictures

  1. What beautiful pictures; I so enjoyed looking at all your projects. Truly sorry to read about your fire; heartbreaking for you. I do hope you will indeed get the insurance money and have a wonderful 2014. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you get up to this coming year. Very best wishes, Annabel (Malta)

  2. Thanks for sharing all your pictures, your creations are a huge inspiration to me, a person who wishes they could spend all their life in Victorian and Edwardian gowns! I am sorry that the year ended at such a low point for you with the fire, and hope that everything will get better again in 2014!

  3. The pictures of the costumes are beautiful, truly sorry to hear about the fire, so many hours of hard work just gone up in smoke. Hoping to go to some costume-making classes in the New Year in Cullompton, Devon for The Walronds, a late Elizabthan town house, nearing completion of major repairs. Hopefully it will be open to the public by Easter, by which time your business should be up and running again. Good luck in 2014.

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