Making Dante's Dream come true.

21 Jul 2013

The voices of a thousand birds that clang above my head...

Ophelia by SomniumDantis
Ophelia, a photo by SomniumDantis on Flickr.

Hello there again! Today I wanted to share with you our version of the so very well known Ophelia by Millais (1852). I needn't have said that, everyone knows. I must say, though, that it was a delight to do it, as well as working with such great artists as Roberto Llull, who shot the thing with me back in March and has been editing it since then; and my dear friend The Seamstress of Rohan who made the gown specially for the occasion. Such wonderful people! As for me, I only did the modelling, the water was cold but not enough to make me sick as poor Lizzie, thank God! Hope you like it.

14 Jul 2013

Yes, I'm alive.

I can't even remember what my last post was about... But I swear I've been extremely busy, for real! You know, with uni and everything and then managing how to get back home from the UK with all the sh... stuff I've been accumulating. Also I've been doing some legit tourism, went to France and invited friends from Sheffield to my place and had a wonderful time overall. Now I'm working at an office full time so I don't even have that much time. Alas! But lets go into the sewing again since this blog it's not dedicated to my personal life...

Ever since I read that Lizzie spent some time in Sheffield I wanted to take some pictures there with the "Lizzie dress". I chose the Botanical gardens for the pictures. There are few of them, I still have some more to upload but they are in my laptop and I need to get a new charger first (you know, all of these period things made me so bad with technology..)

I'm wearing my American Duchess button boots there! Love them!

I also visited Chatsworth House (Pemberley for the Austenites), which is an astounding place in the heart of Derbyshire. I got to wear my new Regency pelisse there and it was another great day (with actual good English weather, so lucky)! These pics are not even uploaded, coming soon!

The dress is old, I only added the pelisse but I really like it.

For now I need to settle down here and put my stuff together but after that I hope I can start sewing again. We have several projects and events to organize for the next months so I'd better start working. Have a good summer!