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18th Century at the Pelican Inn

Last weekend a group of friends decided to gather at the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach to have dinner and take photos. The Inn is a very charming building, and we thought it would be nice to go there wearing 18th century outfits, and also visit the beach just down the road. I also finished my hedgehog wig, and so it was the perfect opportunity to take daylight pictures of my sheer striped silk organza chemise a la reine!

DSCN1524 DSCN1525I also wore my red hooded mantle when it got cooler in the evening on the beach. It matched perfectly with my red American Duchess Kensingtons!

DSCN1557I made the wig the day before, so it was a little rushed and not perfect, but I think a little more careful trimming will make it into something quite nice. I used the instructions in Kendra’s 18th Century Hair book, and I highly recommend it. There are wonderful step-by-step instructions and lots of color photographs. The overall steps were:

  1. Comb out a portion in the back that will remain straight.
  2. Put the rest of the hair in curlers.
  3. Boil the wig to set the curls.
  4. Tease the curls, except for 2 large side curls.
  5. Trim off the extra length.

We had a delightful time at the Inn, and it is a nice place for a small gathering.

DSCN1598Although you must be on the lookout for highwaymen!

DSCN1532But fear not, you may be rescued!

DSCN1578Or maybe not.

DSCN1572For more fun photos see my Flickr album.

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  1. Hi Steve, I sent you an email. I’m going to delete this comment so your address isn’t public. =)

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