Monday, June 28, 2010

Costuming Madness in Newport

It's been forever I know! I've been a bit busy, and also probably avoiding an announcement of the end of my last relationship a couple months ago. See how I'm just skimming over that? But I'm back to post about my fun weekend! It's official. I'm obsessed with costuming. But you probably already figured that out, didn't you? So that's what I've mostly been doing in my free time from work, church and my social life. And here are the most recent results!

I also posted these photos on my costume blog so sorry if you read both!

So my costuming group, The New England Costumers, went to Newport Rhode Island this weekend to tour the mansions in Bustle Era dresses/fashion! It was a lot of fun and the weather could not have been better for us. We got lucky as it had been threatening to rain the day before, but the morning of, it was clear skies and not too warm! Well, 75, but it could have been worse! We had a very leisurely, unhurried day, and I think we all enjoyed ourselves immensely! We toured the Breakers and Marble House and we're already making plans to go back so we can see a Fashion exhibit at Rosecliff, which was closed this weekend because of a flower show.

These "cottages" were amazing! And we spent the day dreaming up our own versions of our ideal mansions. We also were stopped repeatedly with requests for pictures or to just know why we were dressed up! It was a fun day!

Overlooking the sea.

Jenni, Gloria, Zarabeth and me (and Mike behind the camera...)

In front of the Chinese Tea House

Diet Coke toast with Jenni!

And the ubiquitous shoe shot. :)

More of my pictures can be found here.

If you want to read more about my outfit and how I made it, check out my costume blog!

The summer is just getting started, so hopefully I'll have more to post soon! But yes, a lot of it is going to be costume related! :)


Mrs. B said...

Glad you guys had fun! Those mansions are seriously so cool - we just loved Newport. I feel super bad we weren't able to get together. Sorry it didn't work out.

Lauren said...

How fun! You all look amazing! I adore your bustle gown, it's just gorgeous.

Mary said...

So amazing Carly!! Glad had a fun trip. Wish I could have been there too!

Hippie Missy said...

Just happened to come across your blog. Your costumes are beautiful! Truly amazing sewing talent.