Yesterday I finally recieved my Astorias. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, here is a pretty picture to show you.
These lovely beauties are a recreation of shoes worn between 1900-1915. I pre-ordered a pair in January, for my birthday, at a reduced price (yay, me!) and soon, when I'm not drowning in school work, I will finally finish a whole outfit to go with them. I have a skirt pattern from The Vintage Pattern Lending Library, an almost complete underbust corset thanks to the Bridges On The Body 1911 Corset Sew Along, an almost complete envelope chemise based off a pattern in "Women's Wear of the 1920's", and a silk blouse that I just bought on ebay which may or may not become part of the ensemble. I would say I am well on my way to a complete costume (I hope).
American Duchess is currently running a pre-sale and giveaway for the Pompadour, their latest historical recreation based off court shoes from 1680-1740. Through June 1st you can pre order a pair of either ebony or dyeable ivory brocade Pompadours at a reduced price. Visit http://www.american-duchess.com/ and check out all the amazingness they have to offer!