Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Headdress 2014 - The Countess' New Tiara

Here we are, the Countess' headdress is done. She would often talk in tears about her priceless diamond tiara lost (along with her head) during the French Revolution. So I made her a new one. She is thrilled. Click on the link that follows to know more about my oldest friend Poppy, aka The Countess Papera Ephemera.

 Except for the natural evergreen tree branches, all the elements used to make the gown and the headdress were from reused and recycled materials.
Behind the scenes, making the headdress
Behind the scenes, making the Christmas tree gown.
Special thank you to Chet Greason for the old hymn books.

 Now I have to clean-up this messy studio so I can start a new portrait commission. 
Follow my progress during the holidays at Studio Vignette.

Don't forget your local animal shelter.


Mark Ruffner said...

Dear Anyes,

As always, I am amazed by your creativity, and your sense of style. I would say that the countess has never been more chic, but I've enjoyed all of your dressings too much to pick a favorite!

wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season,


The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you so much Mark, you are a prince.

Mrs. D said...

Hi my friend Anyes. I'm thrilled seeing your finished Christmas Headdress 2014-The Countess' New Tiara. It is perfect! You are such a fun, creative person. I always learn new things from you.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Mrs. D

The Dusty Victorian said...

Dearest Linda,
So nice to talk/write to you. Thank you for your sweet words. The vision you had for your old Victorian has come to realization and what an amazingly beautiful one it is.
You are unbelievable.
All my very best for the holiday season,