A Day In The Life of Quinn

6:30am: alarm dings and I press snooze 3 times

7am: wake up, shower, coif hair, apply makeup, dress

8am: grab already packed bags and head out the door

9am: change into Annabelle and participate in the filming of a documentary regarding Henry Bergh, the founder of the ASPCA, by Sagacity Productions

The CVD members who participated in the filming.

2pm: go out to lunch (still in 1860s garb)

It’s hard to sit next to each other in modern seating when wearing hoops!

4pm: head home for a super quick nap

5pm: paint toes and get dressed for a modern evening out

Yes… I do actually wear modern clothes sometimes!

11pm: arrive home, feeling like I’ve just lived at least two days… all in one!

The amazing part? Despite the fact that I didn’t have time to change my 1860s hair style, it worked just as well for my modern look! I got a comment that it looked inspired by the 1940s. Maybe? I think a modern woman always looks distinguished and a bit vintage when wearing her hair up in the evening, since it is just not the style these days (and I was surrounded by mostly college age people… so there were mostly curling ironed hair styles around…). To be entirely fair, there were many amazing parts of that day! I feel blessed that it was mine.

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About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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5 Responses to A Day In The Life of Quinn

  1. ME says:

    Everyone looked so much prettier in the period clothing. The modern clothing is almost shocking in comparison/ ie. vulgar. What a surprise. I’ve never thought this before.

    • Period clothing certainly has an allure, though I do appreciate being a modern woman (most of the time). I agree that some modern clothing can be shocking, though I have to say that none of the dresses in the modern picture strike me as belonging in that category. Certainly, the two looks are at opposite ends of the “covering yourself with fabric” scale. I’m glad my post provoked some new thoughts!

  2. Sabine says:

    Sounds like a perfect day 🙂

  3. m says:

    I don’t think the modern clothing is vulgar at all.
    Modern clothing looks so much more comfortable, lol.
    Hoops and huge skirts limit yourself quite alot

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