| This white satin bridal gown, circa 1876, is the creation |
of the French dressmaker, Madame Fladry whose shop was in rue Richer.
I say HUGE and really mean 90,000 words. Yes. Do fasten your seat-belts. These are much longer than my usual novel and encompass an entire family of buccaneer Americans, including two daughters, one son and a cousin. Even the widower (and very handsome father) has a romance of his own!
Of course, I had to investigate wedding attire, how to get the best (French), how to put it on (think layers, dahlink!), and, because this is a sexy romance, how to take it all OFF! (Carefully!)
|The dressmaker for all of these gowns is Madame DeLaunay in rue Godot-de-Maury. The bride's gown dates from Madame's collection of 1882 and is done in duchesse satin.|