Last of the Masquerade!

Dear Readers:

At last, the remaining pics from the Masquerade at Big River Steampunk Festival!

First, I want to thank all my models, helpers, and photographers. Without your support, patience and talent, it could’ve been a disaster. Instead, we pulled off a really, really good show. I am ever in your debt and incredibly grateful for all of you!

So many thanks:

Diana Dyer (Auntie Di)

Kim Ackerman

John Frey

Debi Van Pelt

Kyana Gilliam

Caitlin Wood

Jen Stuller

Toby Holmes

Teddi Schwartze 

Tai Jamal

Erin Pribyl 

Tarrah Jones

Meg Muhrie

Yassah Moten

Wendy Sadler

Beth Ann

Special thanks to Lisa and Ken Marks for letting me live a small dream! 

The evening began when I walked into the Star Theater and wanted to cry at its beauty! The room filled with people as we got ready backstage:


Much fabric and accessories flew as we waited our turn, and then we brought the house down with Madonna’s “Vogue”:


After the crowd went wild, we posed for pics. Most are from Kim,  John, and Kyana, but some of these are from the models themselves. Enjoy:

 



And a little imbibing wrapped up the night:


It was wonderful, sometimes exhausting, but truly magical. Thank you to all who came out!!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

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Thank You and an Extended Summer

Dear Readers: 
Thanks to a special few who came out to Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall!

It was an intimate event, but a nice relaxing evening. Thank you to my replacement vendors and the customers who bought books!


Special thanks to John Frey who took a few pics of me and Yassah Moten:


Finished the weekend with a dip in the pool. It was still 90 degrees just after 7pm! So much for a few days into fall!


Wrapping up a couple projects over the next few days. More Big River Masquerade photos coming!!!

Victoria
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*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
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More Fruition

Dear Readers: 

Projects that I started last year and earlier this year continue to come to fruition:

1) My editor, Debbie Manber Kupfer, just released “Cecilia’s Tale” and I’m proud to announce that I did the illustrations for this work! 

Cover:


You can pick up a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075LYPM1P/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_UnUUzbHXHA4F0

2) I styled and provided designs and pieces for a Steampunk shoot in the current issue of Beaux Couture Magazine! Photographers:

Kim Ackerman-Vogue Portrait Studio

Ken Schmidt-Oread Studios

Models:

Tai Jamaal

McKenzie Leeder

Meg Muhrie

Erin Leigh Pribyl

Launa Robertson-Beal

Madison Kae Scroggin

Caitlin Wood

A link to FB:

And a link to their webpage:

http://beauxcouture.com/

Some behind the scenes/candid shots/video:

Two pros at work, models Tai and Erin:

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Again, more on my Big River Masquerade fashion coming soon. 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! 9/23 at 1900 Park Creative Space in Lafayette Square, 6-9p, “Costume Catwalk”, vendors, cash bar with craft beers and wine. All are welcome to dress up and get down in your favorite cosplay, horror, Halloween, pop culture, comic con duds!

*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

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Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 

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Reigning Men Exhibition at SLAM

Dear Readers:

First up:

After changing jobs and the rush of events around it, the “Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall” is on with a few changes. The basics:

9/23 at 1900 Park Creative Space in Lafayette Square, 6-9p, “Costume Catwalk”, vendors, cash bar with craft beers and wine. All are welcome to dress up and get down in your favorite cosplay, horror, Halloween, pop culture, comic con wear!

Please see the FB link below for additional details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/259404437902967??ti=ia

So, yesterday I got a last minute ticket from the new job for the Reigning Men exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum!  I was grateful to get to see the show on the last day of the exhibition.

It was a fantastic display of men’s historical fashion. The first displays wowed from the minute I walked in.


The tailoring and detail on these pieces were amazing.


This is the first time I’ve ever seen such a beautiful lounge suit of this kind.


Note the vibrant colors and patterns on these smoking jackets, and the matching shoes on the piece on the right.


Lovely gentlemen here.


I got obsessed over the black military jacket here. So much so, that I’m definitely going to do some female version of it for myself.


Classic looks.



The above pieces were my favorites, with exquisite embroidery. Gorgeous feast for the eyes. I enjoyed my pleasant distraction and let my imagination soar fueled by its inspiration.

More on my Big River Masquerade fashion coming soon. 

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! Since Strange Folk Festival pulled out of Lafayette Square, myself and some fun artist friends will do a one night event at 1900 Park to replace it. There’s the “catwalk”
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
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Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Webster Reunion Tonight

Dear Readers:

Visiting my old University tonight as part of reunion weekend.

Booth Open!! #steampunk #dogart #thecountess #thehautehen #victorialszulc

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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*9/15, Rock, Shop and Glow Festival, 5-8pm, Webster University.
*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! Since Strange Folk Festival pulled out of Lafayette Square, myself and some fun artist friends will do a one night event at 1900 Park to replace it. There will be a fashion show, costume contest, and entertainment! More details soon!
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
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-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 
-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Days 2 & 3 at Big River 

Dear Friends:

First and quickly: I will be at my old hallowed college grounds this Friday! I’m featured on Webster University’s event page!

http://www.alumni.webster.edu/s/1059/16/index.aspx?sid=1059&gid=1&pgid=2878

Days 2 & 3 were filled with lots of fun! I’m going to do a separate blog on the Masquerade later this weekend, just because there’s so many pics!

So these are all the fine folks who were out and about in the Midway. 



I missed Doc but got Jefferson Parker and his lovely Penny Farthing:


The new booth was lovely! Although Sunday our fair weather turned hot and very windy. 

My eye was a little swollen in the above pic from Sunday and I really started feeling the con crud. 

We packed up a bit early and I beat the resulting storm home:

Tuesday was spent unpacking, returning our rental van, and a job interview! It was a gorgeous day!


It’s always good to be home! More pics coming. 

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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*9/15, Rock, Shop and Glow Festival, 5-8pm, Webster University.
*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! Since Strange Folk Festival pulled out of Lafayette Square, myself and some fun artist friends will do a one night event at 1900 Park to replace it. There will be a fashion show, costume contest, and entertainment! More details soon!
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 
-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon
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Big Thank You from Big River!

Dear Readers:

A big, big thank you to all who came out to Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO over Labor Day weekend!!

So much happened that I’m going to break it down over a few entries. 

First, as always, I was packing until the last minute, loading a cargo van is always hell, I had issues transferring money into my PayPal account, got a really late start, and actually ran into Labor Day traffic. 

But things were wonderful in Hannibal. We checked into our hotel without issue. The weather was cool for early September, with blue skies. The new booth was up quickly with help from friends Debbie and Rich. After a protein shake and a decent shower, I was right back to sewing and prepping until 2am Saturday morning:


Saturday morning we got our displays up and sales were brisk from the get go!


Thank you to all the customers and friends who visited over the weekend!!!


So much more to come including pics from the Masquerade!

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend. Event link is here:

http://bigriversteampunkfestival.com/phone/index.html

TBA with more details:

*9/15, Rock, Shop and Glow Festival, 5-8pm, Webster University.

*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! Since Strange Folk Festival pulled out of Lafayette Square, myself and some fun artist friends will do a one night event at 1900 Park to replace it. There will be a fashion show, costume contest, and entertainment! More details soon!

*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 

-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

-twitch-coming soon