Tuesday, 25 October 2011
The masked ball at Kalmar castle
I had a great time at Kalmar. The castle is lovely with beautiful baroque rooms, the food was excellent and the company great. Perhaps some of the costumes weren’t the very vest 18th century clothes I have seen, but there were enough truly beautiful ones to make up for it. Unfortunately neither I nor my darling felt we wanted to lug around our big camera, so we only took a few pictures of each other before the actual ball begun.
One of these days I’m going to make a matching petticoat, but I’m still very pleased with this outfit and my antlers.
The dance group Menuettakademin danced the four seasons, the theme of the ball. It was very nicely done, each season got their own dance, with appropriate tempo and their costumes were so well thought out. I especially loved the spring faun.
(I nicked the picture fromthis article. )
Here you can see some of the dancing.
A friend of mine had made a quite spectacular gown- for once a truly grand panier. I have no photos, but here is a short video of her.