Fashions of Retribution Part 25: Christmas

In chapter twenty-two of Retribution, Catharine has her two daughters, Mathilde and Agnes for breakfast on Christmas Eve.

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The night dresses and peignoirs worn by Mathilde and Agnes were inspired by these costume worn by Holliday Granger and Sophie McShera as Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine in Cinderella. 

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As well as these costumes from a Paris Opera Ballet production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella 

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Mathilde’s  nightgown and peignoir were taken from these from the period.

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Agnes’s nightgown and peignoir were taken from these.

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Again I took to the Tremaine sisters for inspiration when it comes to Mathilde and Agnes’s next outfits.

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which were taken from these costumes worn by Holliday Granger and Sophie McShera.

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Mathilde’s dress was modeled after this one

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And Agnes’s dress was modeled after this one.

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I then looked to Lady Tremaine for an out for their mother, Catharine.

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I took Catharine’s sweater/skirt ensemble from Marianne from Fintage.net

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Catharine wears snowflake esque silver diamond jewelry

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Mimi visits them on Christmas Eve

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The color scheme of Mimi’s dress comes from this fashion plate from the 1920s, the dress on the right.

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The shape of the dress was taken from this one from the period.

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Mimi also wears snowflake inspired jewelry

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When Marianne arrives at her aunt’s house, she is greeted by Annette the maid.

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Annette’s uniform was taken from this drawing.

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That night, the family goes to midnight mass.

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Catharine and Mimi’s coats come from this fashion plate from the period.

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Catharine’s outer wear was also influenced by this coat and hat worn by Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. 

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Mimi’s hat and collar were taken from this fashion plate.

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Agnes’s outer wear was taken from this photograph

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Agnes’s coat and hat comes from this period photograph, it’s the one on the right.

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Adele also attends midnight mass with her sister Charlotte and nieces Aimee and Desiree.

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Adele’s dress was taken from this one worn by Joanna David as Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca. 

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Charlotte’s was taken from this one from the period

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Charlotte’s whole outfit was taken from the Barbie Fashion Model Collection dolls Gay Parisienne and Parisienne Pretty 

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Their coats and hats also come from the same period photograph I got Mathilde’s from. Charlotte is in the center, Adele is on the left.

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Aimee and Desire wear matches dressed taken from this for the American Girl Ruthie doll and matching coats and hats taken from Ruthie’s friend kit.

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After mass, Charlotte and Adele put the two little girls to bed.

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The two little girls where matching pink pajamas, again borrowed from Ruthie.

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On Christmas Day, Marianne goes with Maude, Augustin’s aunt, to visit Augustin in prison.

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Maude’s dress and hat were taken from these reproductions

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Her coat was taken from this one worn by Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason in Downton Abbey. 

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That night, Marianne’s neighbor Louise hosts an open house.

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Louise’s dress was copied from this reproduction.

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Her hat was copied from this one.

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She wears her hair in a style like this.

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Charles’s friend Sarah drops by for cocktails the evening before New Year’s Eve.

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Sarah’s dress was copied from this one made for a Ruthie American Girl Doll.

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Her jacket and hat were taken from these worn by Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley on Downton Abbey 

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