Junk in the Trunk?

Posted July 19, 2020 by Maire in Costuming, Videos / 0 Comments

Edwardian Family Photos and Capsule Wardrobe

I inherited my Great-Grandmother’s ornate steamer trunk sometime in the late 1980s. Squirrelled away inside were a few oddities. The most interesting were the photographs.

They’re the subject of this week’s video.

A Trunk Full of Inspiration

I tried to decide which fashion era I want to tackle first. I asked Mum if she still had the original contents of my trunk. Perhaps they would be the inspiration I need?

I worried. Were they lost in a move? We also had a basement flood in Yellowknife.

Safe as a Box of Bran Flakes

Thankfully, the contents were safe. Together, we sifted through pictures taken over 100 years ago in the Edwardian era. We even discovered an entirely forgotten branch of the family tree!

Hand-made lace on collars, lapels and cuffs. Fur accessories. Extravagant hats. These are just a few of the treasures we discovered in our family photos.

Join me as I start my journey into the Canadian Edwardian Era. Take a look at the inspiration for my upcoming Edwardian capsule wardrobe!


00:00 – Introduction
00:54 – YouTube and Project Management
01:55 – Too Many Hobbies
03:56 – Getting it Together
05:22 – A Little Backstory
07:40 – A Simple Chemise?
09:05 – But seriously, what do you want to do?
12:24 – A Potential Plan of Attack


Butterflies in Love – Sir Cubworth
Divertissement – Kevin MacLeod
Friendly Day – Kevin MacLeod
Theme for a One-Handed Piano Concerto – Sir Cubworth

Divertissement by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100256
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Friendly Day by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100223
Artist: http://incompetech.com/


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