Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Adelaide Brule

Alright I realize I am on a bloomer rage:) One thing you may not know about me is I love underwear for outer wear. I actually own and wear bloomers instead of shorts or pants many days (thanks to my sister who makes them for me) I also love old slips and camisoles and wear them as dresses, tops and skirts. They don't make nylon and lace the way the used to so these items are always vintage. There just so pretty and in my opinion shouldn't be covered up!

So meet Adelaide in yet another pair of bloomers I really wish I had in my size.

Adelaide Brule had lived at 7717 St. Charles Ave. but only briefly. Her mother was a maid in the home but after her affair with the gentlemen of the house and the ensuing baby, her half sister Felicia, you can read about Felicia here Adelaide and her mother were sent away. They now lived down in the 9th ward in a shabby shotgun. Adelaide dreamed of living in the home again. She would spend afternoons across the street from the home, hiding behind the big oak trees gazing and dreaming of living in it's big rooms and lavish decor. One day she could no longer help herself and approached the house, the lady of the house flew in a rage when she saw Adelaide and chased her with a rolling pin. Adelaide fell off the big porch and broke her neck fleeing from the scorned woman. She is buried in cemetery No. 1 at Prytania and Washington.


ODD imagination said...

I love her!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Colleen, she is precious and you are amazing with these art dolls and their outfits...I just love each and everyone you make! You go girl!
Have a great Wednesday!

Sue said...

Another wonderful Creole
gal! Love these dolls!

threemoonbabies said...

LOoove her!...and her bloomers:)

Kaerie Faerie said...

What a fab outfit!! I love bloomers and corsets too, and I would wear vintage slips till they fell apart. It is a good thing I sew, because I would hate to wear that crap in the stores!
My mother always said to me," it is Halloween everyday!"

3rdEyeMuse said...

not only would I love to have a pair of bloomers just like that, but that SHIRT, too!! what a little well dressed beauty.

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