I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. I also love to design Victorian dolls. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue Are The Belle's Of The Ball!


Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue had been friends since they were babies and were so excited they could barely control themselves. You see, this was their year. Finally, they were debutantes and about to attend their debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear.

The three best friends were very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually bought the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, as best friends they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities.

Augusta Lilac was the quietest belle of the group and a little on the shy side. She didn't like too much attention drawn to herself so she avoided bright splashy colors. She much preferred a beautiful lilac pastel color so she decided to choose a two layered lilac and lace covered dress.

Augusta Black might be studious and very intelligent but that doesn't stop her from liking to be the center of attention amongst her gentleman callers. And, there were plenty of gentleman callers. So, Augusta Black wanted her dress to be something that would definitely stand out in a crowd with aspects as different as night and day. Well, the contrast between black and white design of her dress fit her desires to a tee.

Augusta Blue was very status conscious and wanted to make a good impression with her entrance into high society so she chose a regal and elegant blue dress that would not only show off her fine features, but convey an air of elegance. After all, this was her chance to show everyone what a fine lady and elegant wife she would be.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


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