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Fashion, Travel

Belles & Whistles at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Museum

As the 75th anniversary of the first [British] royal [family’s] visit to Canada fast approaches, I thought I would share this belated post on the historical fashion show that Ivan Sayers presented at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Museum in Squamish, BC on 20 April 2013. Royal History King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada for the …

Fashion, Vancouver

SMOC: Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show

I’ve been meaning to post on my modelling gigs for Ivan Sayers’ historical fashion lectures but keep putting it off. I thought I’d start posting this week, starting with today’s Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show at Hycroft Manor (the home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver). Who could have predicted that it would be so …

Fashion, World of Costume

My Cinderella Costume for the With Dignity Masquerade Ball

Last Saturday, 2 November, was Beauty Night Society’s With Dignity Masquerade Ball (sponsored by Smell This! Aromatherapy & Derma Bright Clinic) at the Heritage Hall. We don’t get very many opportunities to dress up in costume at our age, nor do we get to hide behind pretty masks very often, so it was a wonderful event to …


Swedish Royal Wedding of Princess Madeleine & Christopher O’Neill

CONGRATULATIONS to HRH Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill on their wedding! I’d initially planned on waking up to watch the Swedish royal wedding before ballet class but I’d miscalculated the time different and woke up two hours after the wedding had started. I decided to quickly skim through the tweets and photos to have an idea …

The Abdication of Queen Beatrix & the Investiture of King Willem-Alexander;
Fashion, Lifestyle

The Abdication of Queen Beatrix & the Investiture of King Willem-Alexander

  Earlier this year, my Dutch friend asked me to go to the Netherlands so that we may partake in the Queen’s Day festivities and so that I may witness the investiture of the Netherlands’ first king since 1890! As I’d already missed the Royal Wedding in 2011 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, I …