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Feature Friday: Black Orchid Atelier

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Feature Friday: Black Orchid Atelier

One silver lining to come out of the past year is the increased availability and accessibility of online education, and this month’s feature is the perfect example of this! In early 2021, Black Orchid Atelier launched the Costume Skills Institute, a platform dedicated to helping costumers of all levels learn and grow.

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Feature Friday: Dames a la Mode

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Feature Friday: Dames a la Mode

When it comes to accessorizing yourself are you a magpie? Do you enjoy all things sparkly and all things historical? Then this month’s featured business is perfect for you! Dames a la Mode is the go-to place for all your jewelry needs, and while her designs are based on extant pieces and period images, they also blend beautifully into a modern wardrobe.

 

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Feature Friday: Dandy Wellington

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Feature Friday: Dandy Wellington

Entertainer. Musician. Style activist. This month’s feature is one of the most fashionable and talented people in the vintage community and beyond. Bandleader Dandy Wellington is known for both his jazz music and his colorful and classic wardrobe.

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Feature Friday: The Bohemian Belle

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Feature Friday: The Bohemian Belle

In last month’s feature we highlighted a great source for Regency bonnets and millinery, but what if you are looking for more accessories to complete your outfit? Or perhaps you want to commission a gown rather than make it yourself? The Bohemian Belle has just the thing, whether you are looking for something historically accurate or just something historically inspired!

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Feature Friday: Timely Tresses

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Feature Friday: Timely Tresses

This month’s featured business is perfect if you are looking to accessorize your latest Regency costume creation. With everything from patterns to finished bonnets, Timely Tresses is a great place to find all your millinery needs! They have styles spanning the late 18th century to the mid-19th century, and to date, they have published 22 patterns, 28 fashion plate collections, and 4 millinery guides. They have over 100 extant bonnets and 1,000 original fashion plates in their collection, and they use these period resources in combination to design historically accurate patterns.

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