June 6 are Swedens national day and I usaly celebrate it either with friends barbequing, or with my dance group doing dance performances in lots of different retirement homes.
But this year I did something a bit different (even though it did contain both hanging out with friends, and making some old people happy).
I went to the “Historic ultra picknic” in the royal park of Haga. It was the first (but hopefully not the last) event of its kind in our area, where all time periods and styles were welcome.
The idea of the picknick was to meet new interesting people, and to give the first timers a comfortable way of geting in to the comunity. There were room for everyone no mather how “good” or “bad” your costume was, and even if you didn’t knew anything about historical clothing at all.
Photo: Anna Sundsröm
We were about 2oo people gattered andiIt was so nice to see all the different styles and fashions come togeter.
Me and my sister went as late 18th century ladies.She wore her Robe A La Francaise, and I took my new Robe anglaise out for its first try.
The park was beautiful, and the big old temple was just the perfect place for us all to join up.
Inside there was lots happy historicaly dressed people.
Me, finaly sitting down after a long walk, and even longer buss-ride to get to the temple.
Huge 1860s purple velvet crinoline dress. It must have been so warm and heavy, but it did look great.
Some 18th century people having their own litle picknick.
We even had some (almost) nude vikings, pirates and medieval guys.
And of course there was dancing – regency style.
18th century meet 19th century swedish national costume.
Is it just me, or does he look like he’s after something…
Lovely yellow regency.
Faboulus light coloured Edwardian and late regency styles. Fashions about 100 years apart.
Two Napolietic gentlemen.
A hundred years of fashion changes.Johanna in 1880s and my sister in 1780s.
And I even found a dress twin.Even though they’re no exact match, they’re both green and white striped zone front 1780s gowns, worn with ruffeled petticoats and bergere hats. Pretty cool I think.
1900s and 1850s grey and white dresses.
What secrets do you ladies hide underneath those big skirts…… it’s a woman!
We also did a quick litle photoshot of our own dresses. I showed you mine yesterday, so now lets focus a bit on my sisters dress.
Big hair with flowers, butterflies and feathers – must be rococo.
Doing the regency but scratch (on comand I might ad).
And finaly, this is how I felt after this awesome event.So happy and exited, but also exhausted by all the comotions and planing to make everything about the day just right.
Hope to see some of you next year…