I decided to add some trimmings to my Capote Bonnet. I couldn't find any of that beautiful woven braid (for the edge) I so dearly liked on the Marianne bonnet. So, I just used some ribbon and a couple of peacock feathers that I already had around the house. The fashion plate above was kind of the inspiration for my bonnet trimmings. But, obviously, I didn't follow it exactly.
The left side view...with feathers.
The right side view...without feathers.
The front view.
You can see how I 'ruched' the ribbon under my chin. I only tacked everything onto the bonnet, so that I can take it off later if I wish to, and make it up another way. I will most likely change it all anyway, because the ribbon I used isn't silk, and so not period correct. It will have to do for now, though...I'm running out of time. So....what do you think?
Oh, and on a side note: The ear-rings that I am wearing are what I am planning to wear to the festival. I got this pair in Pompeii, Italy about 9 years ago. They are replicas of ear-rings found on the Pompeii excavation sight, and thus, very classical looking...perfect for a Regency event.