Marisole Monday & Friends: Mia at the Bathing Place…

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The thing I think I find most fascinating about the Victorians is how many times a day they changed their clothing and the idea of having a specific dress for a specific activity. I love reading through old fashion magazines to find out what was proper to wear for a carriage ride or afternoon tea. As a child, I loved the idea of having special outfits for riding or hiking or going for a walk. It felt exotic and fancy.

My original idea was to do a bride and her trousseau inspired by the Victorian inspired styled I love so much. I always think of this as a chance to draw Victorian inspired fantasy clothing with no guilt about lack of historical authenticity. I realized, after I started that I wasn’t sure I wanted to draw that many items, so instead focused on a smaller set of “bathing place” costumes for Mia.

So, there’s a yachting costume, a traveling suit with an alternate dinner bodice and a swim suit with slippers to match. All in all, she can handle a weekend in on the coast rather well, I think.

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2 Responses to Marisole Monday & Friends: Mia at the Bathing Place…

  1. Corissia says:

    Love it! Especially the piece in the top right corner.

  2. jazz13 says:

    Her hats are seriously cool.

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