Accessories are tough. I always struggle to decide how many pieces is “enough” pieces. Part of learning to work in this new daily format has been about deciding, “How much makes up a post?”
Anyway, that’s all by way of saying, I might have gotten a little carried away on this one.
I have a lot of sources to site for this eclectic collection of pieces. The shoes in this accessory set come from two different sources. The white pair of shoes comes from Philadelphia Art Museum. The boots are from this advertisement from The NYPL Digital Library. Both pairs are from 1908, sticking them right at the end of the era I’m interested in. The purses come from this particular page from the 1902-1903 catalog of the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros out of Chicago. Her parasol was based on this one, sort of. I think the resemblance is a little spotty.
The hats come from a range of sources. The lavender and blue roses trimmed hat comes from this image from the NYPL Digital Gallery. Her furs and another hat come from this page from National Cloak & Suit Co‘s 1907 catalog. The truth is that hats of this era were very flamboyant. That makes them fun and challenging to draw.
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Lastly, just because I’m super curious, what are your favorite paper doll accessories? Hats? Shoes? Books? Swords? What makes your experience more fun?
Also, I swear I did nothing but scan last night, so I am trying to decide what to work on this weekend. There’s a poll!
What should Rachel Work on this Weekend?
- Marisole Monday & Friends Fantasy Gowns (19%, 15 Votes)
- Sprites in Wonderland (19%, 15 Votes)
- Little Red Ridinghood inspired Mini-Maidens (19%, 15 Votes)
- Marcus as a Wizard (17%, 13 Votes)
- Ms. Mannequinn Hip-Hop Fashions (9%, 7 Votes)
- B&B Medieval Inspired Fantasy Gowns (8%, 6 Votes)
- Post-Apocalyptic B&B (5%, 4 Votes)
- B&B Steampunk Outfits (3%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 93