Hello, everybody! There’s some exciting news! Kendra Van Cleave, author of the Historical Demode Blog, is writing a book on 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling!
She is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo in order to publish the book! Crowdfunding is where you ask your fans and general public to support something you are making. In this case it is a historical hair styling book.
Kendra Van Cleave’s blog posts about wigs have been instrumental to my own wig styling for my Mozart Project! I have used her blog for reference on many wigs, and I’d like to share some of the creations I’ve produced through her thorough step-by-step process (obviously there was a little creativity on my part as well, but her book will feature numerous different styles, so you won’t need to be too adventuresome!)
One of the most elaborate wigs I’ve made was based on Demode’s Pouf tutorial, but I twisted the strands when pinning them up, instead of leaving them straight!
I used the tutorial on my wig for Countess-as-Susanna as well!
You can also see the model wearing Countess-as-Countess in the image below.
You can see my high pouf below. This wig was styled on top of a wig that was already shaped this way, but the process was mostly the same.
I created these wonderful wigs with the help of Kendra Van Cleave, and so I strongly advocate supporting her book! Please check out her indiegogo campaign here!
- Indiegogo Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/18th-century-hair-wig-styling-the-book!
- Demode Blog: http://demodecouture.com/
- All my blog posts regarding wigs can be found here!