Burtonesque Gibson Girl

Very pleased with this blousewaist I made! I used Folkwear ‘Gibson Girl Blouse’ pattern for it. The skirt is a recycled piece I made a couple of years ago (Truly Victorian 298) and I made the belt pattern myself. Hat is from the lovely Kat’s Lullaby.

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image by Bert Jan Schaapherder
image by Marc Chaslin

Those turn- of-the-century summer vibes

image by Bart Kools

Meet the swimming team: Jessie (costume handmade by herself, inspired by some gorgeous period photographs) me and Patrick (costumes handmade by me, life guard costume also inspired by a period photograph) Charlotte (costume handmade by herself, gorgeous fabric choice) Maartje (costume also handmade by herself, so cute with the headscarf!) Theresia (costume handmade by me, not historically correct but so so cute) and Desirée (amazing underpinnings costume also handmade by herself)

image by Wendy de Glee

Here you can see the inspiration for the costumes I did: A vintage life guard picture was the inspiration for Patrick’s suit. I used a Folkwear bathing suit pattern and countless of Pinterest pictures for my own costume, and the one Theresia is wearing was sort of inspired by the Sweeney Todd beach scene. I also found these amazing examples of Victorian/Edwardian sports bags, which I tried to reproduce with some leftover fabric.

Knit fast, die warm

Knit Happens…

It’s comeback time, with crazy 3 fashion looks involving knitwear!

I teamed up with Jurgen de Boer for this fashion-like shoot inspired by Westknits, my current knitting design fav. Something very different from my usual ‘fantasy’ looks -take a look at our previous collab here– and a nice challenge!

LogoMakr (1)First off: the Penguono cardigan (handknit after Westknits design)



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Second: the Megalodon shawl (handknit after Marc Smollin design)


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And to top it all off: the Westknits Grizzly Bear prototype sweater



Crazy styling all by me of course, I think the accessories are on point: mini instax, fanny pack, vintage glasses, wild necklaces…

If you also think knitting is awesome, my advice is to check out ravelry for knitting & crochet inspiration, patterns and chatter. Or visit my personal ravelry page for my projects!

with love,

juul victoria


An intense set of pictures by Laura from Laura Sheridan’s Art. Dress belongs to Laura’s prop collection, and the skull necklace was made by Dorian Leamy.

We made the visuals, now you make up the story…

by Laura Sheridan’s Art
by Laura Sheridan’s Art
by Laura Sheridan’s Art
by Laura Sheridan’s Art
by Laura Sheridan’s Art

with love,


Tank you!

What do you get when you combine 6 awesome photographers, 14 selected models and one beautiful location for a Steampunk/Dieselpunk shoot? An epic day with epic pictures, that’s for sure. T(h)ank you, Cpt Constance Bashford, for organising this day!

My outfit was inspired by Tank Girl, with my own steampunk twist to it. Did I mention it was super difficult to model with glasses when you’re not used to it?

Here’s an early selection, I will add more pictures when I receive them.

by Jeroen Zelle / Fotoshoot op locatie
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by Jimmy Purimahuwa/ Marieke van Delft
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by Ruud de Korte/ Space Machine Imagery
by Marije Dijkema/ byMarije
The Taking of the Enka Fields (17 van 21)
by Ruud de Korte / Space Machine Imagery
by Jimmy Purimahuwa & Marieke van Delft

Oh, before I forget: cap & pants sewn by me, top & jacket store bought, leather harness by the fabulous JacklynHyde and choker by Helter Skelter Metalheads!

with love,