Monthly Archives: December 2009

Merry Christmas!

The cast of The Lady of Shalott sing a Victorian Christmas carol. Continue reading

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American Gothic; making 1930s clothes

American Gothic was painted by Iowan artist Grant Wood in 1930. The painting was inspired by an actual house in Eldon, Iowa which was white painted and built in the ‘Carpenter Gothic’ style of architecture. Interestingly, this beautiful house still … Continue reading

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Creating Mona Lisa’s clothes.

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant, is magnificently enigmatic. Even her clothing veils her in mystery. Swathes of dark silk mask the details of her dress giving only … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. My name is Pauline Loven and I am a period costumier specialising in making period clothes for film and museum use. I have a particular interest in the history of children’s dress. 

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