Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Take that anybody who says Victorian Underwear was always white.
On my birthday itself Kev took me to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the temporary exhibit Undressed.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to take photographs in that exhibit (which is such a shame everything was so beautiful), I couldn't even sketch anything, the museum actually made the papers because they have a sign that says you can't stop and sketch things in Undressed.
I loved the details on this dress
They do however have a pretty amazing permanent fashion gallery where you can take photos. I din't really see anything that took my fancy in the more modern outfits, but the Victorian, Edwardian, Regency and Georgian collections are amazing.
Just look at all of that detailing!
The collar of this dress is so cute!
You can't really beat a big hat!
Pretty lace collar
This really gorgeous jacket reminded me a little bit of the one Missy wears in Dr Who
Fantastic velvet coat
I think I am developing a bit of a fetish for large sleeves
Those sleeves again in all their glory!
Fantastic tea dress
I'm not a huge fan of raised waists, I think they make everybody look kinda pregnant
I do however love the sleeve caps on this dress
The collar is pretty nice to
More fantastic sleeves, I wonder if this fabric inspired Laura Ashley's 1970's designs?
Dat Polonaise tho
Pretty hat machine
I see the lady brought a fischu
Monday, 2 May 2016
At 1am on my birthday Kev treated me to a bottle of champagne in hotel 2 to celebrate turning 27.
It's kinda weird being 27, I don't generally feel much different to how I felt at 17, but I occasionally stumble accross something I posted on the internet ten years ago, and it's clear I'm a very different person now. It must have been a gradual change though as I didn't notice.
After a few hours sleep, I somehow ended up cooking my own breakfast, I did a pretty good job of it if I say so myself.
Later on in the day, Kev treated me to Black Forest Gateaux in Patisserie Valerie.
I know there's isn't a very accurate version of Black Forest Gateaux, but it's a lot like the version my granddad used to get when I was a little girl (although there is less kirsch!), and so whenever I have it I think about him.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
I'm pretty sure that's a Puimond corset, and it's so damn pretty!
I found an issue of DDI (Domination Directory International) in the second hotel we stayed in, it's mostly a collection of adverts for Dominatrices, but amongst them were some really fantastic outfits.
Another awesome corset
I'm quite inspired by fetish fashions lately, probably it's down to the events I've been to in the last few years (Torture Garden for example was full of amazing outfits), and I really want to add more fantastic plastics and (faux) leather to my wardrobe.
What is not to love about elegant tailoring?
Saturday, 30 April 2016
It's a really beautiful building in the middle of a park
On Saturday we decided to do some tourist things and went to The Imperial War Museum. I'd been before when I was a kid, and as an adult I was a little worried that it might rely on cliché and glorify war.
Dorothy Lawrence as Private Denis Smith
It was actually pretty good though, there was a lot about the wider impacts of war, and even an exhibit of anti-war artwork (unfortunately couldn't take photos in that one).
Children's Gas Mask
A mantra I can live by
This one to.
Although it was great that something from Stop the War Coalition was in the museum, there was no mention of how the media tried to smear the group five or so years ago and tried to claim that they were funding terrorism (which was completely unfounded).
The cafe was very overpriced, £3.50 for a tiny cup of Earl Grey! Still I mostly enjoyed the day.
Rose flavoured chocolate
Friday, 29 April 2016
Just what I needed
Torture Garden ended up being fantastic, much better than Antichrist in my opinion, and despite being much, much busier nobody touched me without asking at TG, however it went on until the wee hours of the morning, so when we had to check out of our hotel after just a few hours sleep we were like zombies and so had to find a "greasy spoon" cafe for breakfast.
Kev: I'm not that hungry, I'll just have something small