A shepherdess, complete with lamb. May not be a masquerade costume per se, but isn’t exactly a truthful depiction of a shepherdess either.
A goddess, I’m sure, but which one?
The lovely, but haughty, Queen Lovisa Ulrika. I love the silver lace and her sleeves!
The lovely countess Charlotta Fredrika Sparre painted as a vestal in 1741.
And as La Folie in 1744.
This is obviously a masquerade costume, but I don’t know of whom.
I do assume, however, that this girl in the next generation, is supposed to be the same entity.
I have made two masquerade gowns, the first one in 2004.
Can you see which one? I’m a bit sad that I only have this crappy picture, because I was rather pleased with the shape. However, I had absolutely no money when I made it, so it’s made out of 100% dead dino. I would like to make it anew one day- using better material and a pinker colour for the accents.
Last year I had a go at La Folie, but didn’t have time to quite finish it in time for the occasion.
The collar needs to be lined and the cockades need to be re-done in silk ribbons. A lot more of bells too. I also need to make the little cap and the staff. One of these days…