Posts Tagged‘Victorian’

Victorian Family Photo for Holiday Cards

I’ve been so swamped under holiday sewing last few weeks! I’m finally done so I got some time to post, and I wanted to show our holiday card.

vintage victorian family photo
vintage victorian family photo

I’m not very good at the holiday greeting card thing. In fact, I have never sent them out before. It always seemed like way too much work and other then sending photos of my cats (and have you ever tried doing a photoshoot with cats?), I couldn’t really think of anything appropriate to put on the card.  The advent of the brood has me re-thinking my stance though, and when I found out Tiny Prints would mail the cards for me, it seemed like I was out excuses for not sending cards this year.

I love seeing themed family photoshoots (no surprise right?), so I wanted us to do one too. I’ve got a whole list of themes I want to do. This year’s theme was a vintage Victorian family photo.

Dickens Fair & GBACG Holiday Tea

Last year I missed all the holiday events due to Larva so this year I was really happy to get to the Dickens Fair and the GBACG Holiday Tea event this year.

I finally made a comfy costume for Dickens so that I could eat ALL THE THINGS. Srsly, Dickens Fair has some of the yummiest food, and every year I’m sad that I can’t eat more because I’m wearing a corset. This year, Judy, D and I were Victorian maids. Bunny actually wore something nice so I guess we were her maids! And Mi and Lorelai did street urchins. It was a fun comfy group and I think we stopped at every single stall that had something edible. It was awesome. =D

Victorian Photoshoot at Stanford

I’m so unbelievably behind on posting photos so there’s gonna be a whole slew of posts in the next few days. I know most people don’t read these posts but I like to keep them as reminders to myself of the fun things I did. =D

Last September, we organized a victorian photoshoot at stanford with our friend Jeff Kuo as photographer. Some of the girls made new costumes which were originally for the GBACG Tissot picnic, but we didn’t get tickets so we decided to organize a photoshoot on our own. I re-wore my key lime pie victorian which I never got good photos of. The photos came out gorgeous but everything Jeff does looks good.

Dickens Fair 2011

We went to Dickens Fair a couple of weekends ago.  It’s one of my favorite events of the year and I always love taking friends to it.

This year, we ate our way across Dickens Fair. We started eating as soon as we got through the entrance and just continued eating the whole day. Sadly, one cannot eat that much in a corset. I really need to go back in muggle clothes so I can have more food (which is really good at Dickens Fair). =D

As always, it was kind of dark inside which made it hard to take photos. I’d like to go to the historical park in San Jose in the spring and get nice some nice photos of this dress.