Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Presentaton at North Smithfield Heritage Assocation!

The North Smithfield Association had their Annual Member's Meeting and Potluck Dinner.
 I was asked to give a talk and presentation on Victorian fashion's and lifestyle.
 The Special Event Coordinator was a very good friend of mine, which we had not seen each other in years.
 It was a honor for me to do this and get reacquainted with her again. We has worked together on organizing period correct attire for Docents at the historic Hearthside House. She is a qualified seamstress of many years. 
She is my assistant here with my presentation.

  The presentation showed how a Victorian woman dressed for a night out!












As you can see, it was a huge success!
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In The Media again!





Stages of Freedom presented its sixth annual gala event on Sunday. The event is co-sponsored with Preserve Rhode Island, which provides an opportunity for young girls of color to attend a tea party in an elegant and historic setting.
WATCH VIDEO ABOVE
This year, Lady Estelle Barada, a Victorian re-enactor from Providence, known for her tea parties for girls in her East Side home, taught the art of taking tea, social etiquette and table manners to 45 young girls.
The party is part of a long tradition in the Black community of using tea parties to teach manners, social network, and raise awareness & funds for important causes.
Girls wore their best party dresses and enjoyed tea, pastries and music in the historic Gov. Lippitt House Museum.
SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW











 Sybil Bailey for donating the beautiful porcelain doll which we auctioned off at the party for $50.








Kudos to GoLocalProv for the lovely video they created. Watch it at: https://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/VIDEO-and-PHOTOS-Girls-Tea-Party-Celebration

Friday, April 12, 2019

Who does not love Mrs Gordon?.

She is such a lovely entertainer. I have seen her once live and found her to be an inspiration.

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My Victorian Hostess Gown


Honorable Mention:

Costume Contest USA Entry 29.) Dress: Historic Hearthside House Hostess Gown Victorian Costume Contest



Victorian Dress Costume ContestComment by JUDGE Lisa Schnapp: 8/15/2010

"Lovely, glowing creation blended of soft, feminine hues. A stunning gown that embodies Victorian style femininity..."








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