All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Monday, February 11, 2019

A Victorian Tea With A Contemporary Flair

On Saturday April 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon the Kenilworth Historical Society presented a unique afternoon tea event called A Victorian Tea With A Contemporary Flair featuring nationally acclaimed speaker and author of International Steampunk Fashions Victoriana Lady Lisa. Lady Lisa, aka Lisa Griffiths, is also an award winning host of the syndicated TV show All Things Victorian.



Victoriana Lady Lisa presented a program entitled, "Welcome To Steampunk Fashion, Where What's Old Is New Again!" Lady Lisa, dressed in Steampunk attire, shared antique clothing and accessories from her personal traveling museum collection, explaining how the steam era history of the Victorian era inspired the modern Victorian fashion style referred to as Steampunk style. (The Steampunk aesthetic is not just about fashion but encompasses art, literature, furniture, music, and much more.)







The committee of the historical society pulled out all the stops decorating for the tea, It was pure eye candy, from hand painted teapots to lovely centerpieces and bookmark favors, all in Steampunk style, of course. The ladies really did their homework, bravo for a great job in decorating from floor to ceiling!







The refreshments were just as wonderful with traditional scones, tea sandwiches, and pastries galore. The hand decorated gear shaped cookies were especially impressive and almost too pretty to eat!
Again, bravo ladies!



The tea was held at the Kenilworth Gospel Chapel in Kenilworth NJ.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Victorian Fashion Revival Article With Recollections.biz

Victoriana Lady Lisa's Victorian era great-great grandmother Ella Mae Martin, standing, and sister Lucy, seated, circa 1890. This photo was my inspiration as a child which encouraged my love of historic fashions. Ella Mae & Lucy's father Samuel J. Martin was a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Civil War. Sadly Lucy passed away at age 25 from Influenza, her sister Ella Mae named her daughter Lucy in her sister's honor. Namesake Lucy was my beloved great grandmother.


Greetings friends,
I'm honored to be featured in this informative Recollections article among such knowledgeable people in the industry. My very first reproduction gown was from Recollections when I started catering afternoon tea parties back in 2002. So many wonderful things have happened since that time.

If you enjoy the Victorian & Edwardian era you can watch episodes of my award winning community access TV program All Things Victorian, also posted on Youtube. For Steampunk fans you might enjoy my book International Steampunk Fashions by Victoriana Lady Lisa

I encourage you to make a cup of tea and set aside some time to peruse the fabulous articles on the Recollections blog pages. Cheerio!

http://recollections.biz/blog/victorian-fashion-revival/

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Things Victorian - 015 - Live Fashion Show - DAR

Victoriana Lady Lisa presents her first live fashion show before the Daughters of the American Revolution in Rockport, MA.



Thursday, November 26, 2015

All Things Victorian - 013 - Treasures from Grandma's Attic, pt. 2



The latest from our award winning program, All Things Victorian. Treasures from Grandma's Attic explores the most recent donation of Victorian apparel from a dear friend. It was all as much a surprise to me, as to you. Thanks Kim :) - Episode 13, part 2.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

All Things Victorian - 012 - Treasures from Grandma's Attic, pt.1

The latest from our award winning program, All Things Victorian. Treasures from Grandma's Attic explores the most recent donation of Victorian apparel from a dear friend. It was all as much a surprise to me, as to you. Thanks Kim :)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Access Nashua - All Things Victorian - Edwardian Fashions

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2:30:00 pm

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7:30:00 pm

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5:30:00 pm

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1:30:00 pm

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8:30:00 pm


This week on Access Nashua. All Things Victorian w/Victoriana Lady Lisa - Edwardian Fashions. Tune in!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

All Things Victorian - 011 - Steampunk with Bruce Rosenbaum

The new and improved All Things Victorian w/Victoriana Lady Lisa, featuring Bruce Rosenbaum.