Yesterday as I was making my normal rounds of my favorite sites on the internet (Pinterest, New York Mag, XO Jane, the blogs I subscribe to, Buzzfeed), I stumbled down a rabbit hole that reminded me of just how huge the internet really is.
I can't remember exactly how I got there, but all of the sudden I was immersed in the world of costumers that sew period authentic clothes from different historical eras and get together to dress up and show off their duds. Kind of like Comic-Con meets Marie Antoinette (or Jane Austen, depending on their particular areas of interest). And there were a lot of them.
|Indienne Gown by Lauren of American Duchess|
The work they do is gorgeous, and from what I can tell for many of them it is began as a hobby that they are super passionate about, that for some has turned into more. And I found myself fascinated- I seriously went exploring through five or six different blogs, looked at old posts, read tutorials, and saw how big and active this community was.
Because I normally stick to lifestyle or beauty blogs (with the odd wedding or craft blog thrown in for variety), I sometimes forget that there really are niches for truly everybody out there (custom My Little Ponies, anybody?).
I get a huge kick out of discovering new little (or big) highly specific areas of the blogging universe- it's a bit like playing dress up in different personas. If anybody else has favorite corners of the internet that are really cool that I may not even know about yet (Mennonite quilters? Vintage beauty enthusiasts? Japanese foodies?), please let me know- I love exploring. XO
(PS- If you, too, want to fall down the historical costuming rabbit hole, I recommend starting with the American Duchess- her work is beautiful and she has a lot of tutorials in case you want to learn how to sew the costumes you will probably never make).