Creating the outfit!

In my last post, I told you about the New Years party I am attending at the weekend. Since then I have been working on putting my outfit together and thought you might be interested in what I’ve come up with!

To round up the Christmas get togethers, on Tuesday we enjoyed turkey left overs accompanied by theatrical masks from Mamelok Press. I wore No. 11 A Court Beauty from the Stockholm Leksaksmuseum Collection. The mask is perfect to use for my Marie Antoinette outfit. I will be wearing a vintage dress owned by my mother, which she would have worn in the 1980s. Despite it being from the wrong era is it still fitting for my costume as the dress is floor length, puffy and has extreemly over the top puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves!

The image above is a collection of accessories that I’ve put together for the outfit.

I have also created a Marie Antoinette Wand, an idea I got from SleepyHollowCrafts’ photostream on Flickr (SleepyHollowCrafts’ also blogs at

“Let them Eat Cake!”

Marie Antoinette wand

I created my own wand using craft pieces such as ribbon, beads, tissue paper, shiney & glitter card. I chose a classic portrait image of Marie Antoinette to centre the wand. In this 1775 painting she is twenty.

Last but not least, is what will hopefully transform me into a real Royal. I have ordered a statement necklace by ASOS Collection. Featuring a layered design with faux pearl necklaces and contrast beaded chains, a jewel and diamante embellished pendant to the centre and secure lobster clasp to the reverse.

ASOS Statement Pearl and Jewel Choker Necklace

As usual I will be taking plenty of photos at the weekend, so will follow this post with a picture of the outfit as one. In the meantime, enjoy the last few days of 2011 and a Happy New Year.