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A Holiday Photo Shoot C. 1784

Hello Lovelies!

So over the past couple of posts, I've shared some info on my blue wool Italian gown and the green silk quilted petticoat, including some photos of the guts and little construction techniques. Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the American Duchess photo shoot we did in November.

I was excited for the styling and general concept of this shoot - we aimed for an early - mid 1780s appearance that was fashionable yet country girl chic. So there were some fashionable elements tied in with more practical choices. I was really inspired by prints from the early/mid 1780s like these from the British Museum -

These images feature a few hallmarks and I was able to meet most of them:

1. Quilted Petticoat (Check!) 2. Printed cotton fitted gown (Nope - the blue wool would have to do) 3. Printed Neck Handkerchief (Check!) 4. Fashionable hair (Check!) 5. Apron (Check!) 6. Pretty Hat (No hat - but I had the 1780s cap from the book)
So by breaking down the ima…

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