I’ve spent a good chunk of my lunch break checking out regency fashions thanks to an email from the 1812 Quilt Challenge organizers mentioning that they’ll all be dressed in period fashion for the show, and that we should feel free to come in the same. So, while I ponder just how to fit a gown into my overfull schedule and fit my overflowing …assets… into an empire-waisted gown, let’s roll back the clock to a generation or two earlier and check out some reproduction shoes.
They are on pre-order through August 10 for a discounted $100 price, and it is a limited run. Find out more about the shoes (and how to win a pair by blogging [see what I’m doing here? *hopes luck is on my side*], Tweeting, or Facebooking) or head over to www.american-duchess.com to order.
Sadly, I doubt her line of regency shoes will be available by the show in March, as it seems to be in early planning mode, but if you want to drool over some extant pairs from that era, she’s posted a few for your viewing pleasure.
Luckily, ballet slippers styled similar to those worn in the early 19th century seem to still be pretty common for the moment, so I don’t have to worry too much.
What is your favorite era for shoes?