Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hair!

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This Saturday, I shall be at the Romantic Novelists' Association Regency Celebration Day where I have been persuaded by my friend Christina Courtenay to be on a panel discussing sex and the Georgians and volunteered by my friend Louise Allen to help out with a Regency walk around St James. In costume.

Now, I have quotes for the panel, so that's okay. I have a map and notes for the walk, so that's okay.

I have a faux Regency dress, a pretend spencer, and shawl to wear.

But what do I do with my hair? I'm really tempted by Miss Harriet and Miss Elizabeth Binney (John Smart 1806)...


No, you're right. It'll be a scrunchy, a thousand hairpins and a lace hanky to cover the lot up.

5 comments:

Julie Cohen said...

I am also suffering hair worries. The last time I dressed Regency, I had longer hair.

Don't forget the wonderful possibilities of a turban (if you're in evening dress).

liz fenwick said...

Can't wait!
lx

Jan Jones said...

I hadn't thought of a turban, Julie! But this is a day ensemble - more of a knocking about the house ensemble, really - so I have strong suspicion it would look as if I'd just washed my hair

It's going to be fab, Liz. Looking forward to meeting your dd !

Kate Hardy said...

Turban gets my vote, too! And we want pictures....

Debs Carr said...

So jealous. I wish I could go too, but will just have to read about it on everyone's blogs. Sigh.

Have a fantastic time.