The action taking place in Vallachia (nowadays the southern part of Romania)in the 19th century, reveals a magical world lost to us, a world filled with superstitions and magical beasts unlike anything one's ever seen... Discover this world of fairytales through the eyes of Mihai Deleanu.
Also watch for the author's comments on key pages. A lot of related topics are explained in depth
UPDATES EVERY SUNDAY WITH 2 PAGES STARTING MAY 2011.
25 years old, graduated from University of Architecture and Urban Planning "Ion Mincu" Bucharest, Romania, currently studying for her master degree in Restoration of Historical Monuments and Sites. Passionate about historical studies and avid manga reader decided in 2009 to start a series set in the 19th century Principalities of Valachia and Moldavia (to later unite in 1859 and to become the Kingdom of Romania several years later).
MOST DIALOGUES ARE IN FRENCH SINCE THE ACTION IS TAKING PART IN PARIS, FRANCE. DO EXPECT MINOR FRENCH TO POP-UP IN DIALOGUE
PANNEL 3 READS. "MADAME C. POISSY, DRESSMAKER"
Notes on dressmaking in the 19th century.
During the 19th century a shift happened in the way clothes and dresses were created. It went from custom made dresses which were basically how all clothing items were made to partial ready-mades that could be selected and modified to the user. This allowed access to a wide variety of fancy clothes for the middle class.
While members of the high society could afford dressmakers (sometimes trendsetters, designers)lower classes could buy plain clothes and custom fit them on their own or had them done for them cheaper. Hand-me-down, secondhand clothes were common place.
Men's clothes and women's clothes were made by separate houses which employed couturiers and seamstress. A nice graphic novel which I used as a reference for most of the scenes coming up is Elinor Jones by aurore (obviously in French)
In our particular situation, Mika is being taken to a dressmaker to have a dress made from scratch for a special occasion and also to have her wardrobe updated. Mrs. Lindell is extremely courteous to lend Mika her personal dressmaker.