For the last several years, JASNA Syracuse and the Jane Austen Book Club (JABC) of CNY that meets at the Colgate Bookstore in Hamilton have held at least one "official" joint meeting per year, in addition to a good many unofficial contacts. And a very special event is planned for this year's joint meeting, Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m.: a Regency fashion show co-sponsored by the Bookstore, and involving both live models and exquisite costume dolls!
JASNA Syracuse/Rochester Co-Coordinator Lisa Brown--proprietor of Regency Rentals, and a veteran presenter of Regency fashion demonstrations to JASNA chapters and other groups--will focus on every aspect of genteel clothing of the time for day and evening wear. Gowns, gloves, fans, jewelry, bonnets, reticules, jackets, breeches, waistcoats, uniforms, swords, and more will be on display as volunteer models proceed elegantly down the Bookstore's large third-floor meeting room. Lisa will also discuss how contemporary ladies and gentlemen can obtain or make Regency-style outfits on a variety of budgets.
In addition, Sandra Stevens--a member of both the JABC and JASNA Syracuse--will display a selection of her handmade Regency costume dolls. Sandra's creations are not only lovely and elegant, but unbelievably detailed, and we're delighted to have the opportunity to view these.
So do join us at the Colgate Bookstore, 3 Utica St., Hamilton, for an afternoon of fashion and fun! We look forward to seeing you.