Traces of a Second Life: Mau Delarosa & Le Grenier du Chateau

I wish I was able to show you a picture of Selina Greene as she is always impeccably dressed in clothes from twenties and thirties of the previous century. Once she was dressed in this very beautiful dress and I asked her why she was always dressed like that and where she got these clothes from.
The first question she answered by saying that she had fallen in love with the clothes from twenties and thirties of the twentieth century.
The second question she answered by saying that she got them from various creators, but the dress she was wearing at that moment came from a shop name after the creator: Mau Delarosa. Mau Delarosa sells her clothes as part of the Le Grenier du Chateau store. A store
that makes clothes “[] inspired by antique paintings and plates of the Baroque, Victorian and other historic periods.[]” (quoted from the shop profile)
Since I love to show things that people like to make I went to make a few pictures.

Dress by Mau Delarosa


This is the dress Selina Greene was wearing. Incidently Selina Greene is also the owner of Book island a place dedicated to writers and readers. So if you like to write or read then you might give Bookisland a try. Be sure to pick up the newsletter first because in between the events it can be a pretty empty place. I am somewhat fuzzy on details but my estimation is that this is more a dress from the end of the century: the fin de siecle period.  It is a bit less strict than the hardcore Victorian style in which almost every part of the female body was covered or blurred.

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This is another item you can buy there. There is a good selection of make clothing like this one. This picture is actually for selling the hat, but garments on this picture you can buy as well. There are even a few freebies to get in a freebie story outside and they even give away a hat like that one away for a discount. So be a navy stud and get your cocked hat.

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A very expensive looking outfit fit for a king. The french king Louis the XV in this case, a man who ruled France in from 1722 till his death of small pox  in 1774. He thus missed or escaped the start of the French revolution roughly fifteen years later that saw his grandson Louis XVI beheaded. You can now be Louis the XV for a short while, no doubt there is a role play place somewhere that you go.

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From men back to women with this Victorian Bathing Suit which perhaps give you and idea of how repressed that period was. They actually went into the water with this. There was not much swimming being done as it would probably hinder any such activity, but then who could swim anyway?

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Last one is this more twenties look.  As you can see most of the clothes are not mesh yet. But I assume it will eventually come.

Le Grenier du Chateau can be found here:




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