Monday, May 10, 2010


My Gorgeous Bonnet


Regency Bonnet image copyright Keira Soleore


This is my gorgeous bonnet...






Regency Gown image copyright Keira Soleore

...to go with my gorgeous gown...




Regency Reticule image copyright Keira Soleore
...that goes with my gorgeous reticule...



Regency Gloves & Fan image copyright Keira SoleoreRegency Gloves & Fan image copyright Keira Soleore
...accessorized by gloves and a gorgeous fan.


No gorgeous shoes, alas!
No gorgeous me either; woe!

I talked HERE about the marvelous Mrs. McCabe, seamstress extraordinaire, who handmade my gown using period-appropriate stitchery techniques and costume-making details. She has my life-long gratitude.

Thanks go to the fabulous milliner Laura at Austentation for the Elinor styled hat.

Thanks also go to the Regina Scott, Sir Reggie at the Beau Monde Soirées, for the fan.

An aside...

Thanks to Kristine Hughes & Victoria Hinshaw and Jo Manning, I discovered that you can own your very own London Blue Plaque issued by the London County Council. Oh, very well, it's not the official blue plaque that'll grace the walls of a London architectural marvel. It's just an image that you can download and display.


5 comments:

Diane Gaston said...

Oh, Keira, but you looked lovely in the dress and the bonnet is just icing on the cake.
Look at the photo of you right next to the blog. How pretty is that?????

Keira Soleore said...

Thanks, Diane, for your comments!!! Isn't the bonnet simply darling? Laura the milliner is so talented.

Vanessa Kelly said...

It is gorgeous!! Bonnet envy!

Anonymous said...

I think you'll be the talk of the ton, my dear. Take pictures. Lots of pictures!

Santa

Keira Soleore said...

Thanks, Vanessa and Santa. If you're inclined to own a bonnet, I highly recommend Austentation.