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Featured Fashionista: Wendy de Glee
Created by wilhelminaframe on 6/16/2013 10:00:30 PM

In Featured Fashionista, we profile the fashion of a member of the Steampunk community. Would you like us to cover your look? Send a recent (2012 or later) fabulous photo to me at wilhelminaframe@steampunkchronicle.com and perhaps you will be our next Featured Fashionista!

XOXO - Wilhelmina Frame, Editrix de Mode - XOXO

 


In Featured Fashionista, we profile the fashion of a member of the Steampunk community. Would you like us to cover your look? Send a recent (2012 or later) fabulous photo to me at wilhelminaframe@steampunkchronicle.com and perhaps you will be our next Featured Fashionista!

XOXO - Wilhelmina Frame, Editrix de Mode - XOXO

 

Wendy De Glee by Natalia le FayThis Week's Fashionista is:

Wendy de Glee, Valkkoog, The Netherlands

Describe your fashion:

I love the elegance of victorian gowns and try to give them a steampunk feel by the use of fabrics, accessories and embroidery. For this gown I've used Truly Victorian patterns, but modified them to fit my design. For instance the bodice of this gown consists of two different patterns, one for the front and one for the back. Especially the back is highly modified. I've changed the pattern to make a laced backpiece and I've lengthed the tail in the back to create a train in two different fabrics. The embroidered lapels on the front were a later addition for which I didn't use any pattern.

Did you make, mod, buy your fashion:

I made everything myself; all the underpinnings (corset, bustle and petticoats), the bodice, the overskirt, the underskirt and also the hat and the parasol. I also did the embroidery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your style influences:

I love (victorian) fashionplates and fashionbooks, which I use as a start for my designs. But I can get inspired by many things like (fantasy) books, movies, fabrics and of course other peoples' creations. Sometimes just a word is enough to start the creative process! Victorian isn't the only period I love to recreate. At the moment I'm all caught up in creating 18th century robes a la francaise, but I'm also thinking about new Elizabethan gowns. I would love to create gowns from every era starting from the middle ages to the Edwardian time. I do not aim to be 100% historically correct, but I like it to be as close as possible with my own gothic or fantasy twist.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor photos shot by Wendy's husband in their back garden. The close up image by Natalia le Fay taken at the Tram Museum during the Steampunk Voyager Tram Travellers' Adventure.

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