Scottish Splendour

We are looking forward to presenting a 16th Century inspired Historical Fashion Show with a Scottish flavour for the SWRI (Scotttish Women’s Rural Institute).

It will take place in the magnificent Queens Hall in Edinburgh at 7.30 pm on 5th September 2012 as part of the SWRI 27th National Conference.

The Queen’s Hall is a 900-capacity music venue, situated on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally built in 1823 as Hope Park Chapel, it was converted to its current role in 1979 and was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth I on 6 July 1979.

It now plays host to all types of live music, and presents approximately 200 performances every year. It is the year-round Edinburgh performance home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and also plays an important role for the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.

My exciting show includes a number of superb costumes I have designed worn by four models. They are accompanied by beautiful period music, a brief history of each historical figure and a talk about the design and construction of each costume. Our show includes a James VI Court Costume, a beautiful Peacock Silk Court Gown for Mary Queen of Scots and concludes with Mary taking off her velvet robes to reveal her elegant execution gown.

We will start the event at 7.30 pm and there will be an interval for a raffle and refreshments.

Afterwards I will present a very interesting and informative question and answer session.

We look forward to presenting the show in such a wonderful venue and to meeting you all!




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  1. Sarah says:

    I really love Tudor clothes – your show sounds like a really exciting event.

    I would really like to see the Mary Queens of Scots Gown as I have read loads of novels about Mary – she’s my favourite historical character!!

  2. Susie says:

    What a fabulous costume – I love the Peacock Blue ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ style Gown. The lace and pearls are exquisite.

  3. Dina voormeij says:

    Sorry I missed your lovely costumes in Edinburgh! When could I expect to read about the new dates of talk and shows for

    2016? So that I, if possible, I could make plans to see a couple? I live in Holland. I love this site!

    Thanks and regards, Dina

    • Julia says:

      Hi Diana

      I will be publishing dates and times of my bookings for 2016 on my website very soon – hope to see you at one of them .

      Thank you

      Kind regards


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