Seriously. This is pretty close to what we had. I live just north of the green circle. Calontir Coronation was this weekend, and as is often the risk with midwestern kingdoms in January, we had the prediction of some pretty heinous weather. So not kidding - we had a winter storm warning issued that morning … Continue reading Making Choices; or why Konstantia wore one outfit over another
After I completed Project Flammen, I realised that I was having some issues - one, I couldn't blouse the chiton without showing my ankles (a problem, especially given the overall modesty of the Vestals), and two, it just seemed far too wide. So, I had to make a bit of a calculated risk. Do I … Continue reading Skipping the Light Fandango, redux
Finally, I have photos of my Vestal Virgin outfit! (Thanks, Cecilia!) When I put this together, it was for a Roman-themed Coronation. And I wanted to go as period as I could, with as many period materials as I could, with as many period techniques as I could manage. I'll outline what I did for … Continue reading Skipping the Light Fandango; or Project Flammen
That being said, I still needed to make parts for my hair: a pin to keep my suffibulum (that's the semi-circular veil thing), and a hairpin to keep my hair in place (because I also attempted the seni crines hairstyle, and that requires the use of an acus; a Roman hairpin), too.