As the name suggests, this will be a website of projects undertaken by Isabel Maria del Aguila.
Isabel Maria's primary passion is late 16th Century Spanish gowns of the nobility, and she finds all manner of excuses to wear them (along with all the associated accoutrements). She is particularly fond of her black satin mongil trancado and white satin saya entera.
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to exhibit a selection of my Spanish wardrobe in the International Exhibition of Renaissance Costume as part of the Festival Ducal de Pastrana next year, alongside the likes of Ninya Mikaila, Jane Malcolm-Davies, Mathew Gnagy, Catany Kostym, Angela Mombers and Jessica Girven.
To say I am excited to be part of this exhibition is something of an understatement. The opportunity to see the festival first hand, after watching it online for a number of years, is also something I am looking forward to. There will be updates as more information comes to hand and plans are made.
Isabel Maria wearing her black, velvet trimmed, satin mongil trancado (back-laced gown) at Midwinter Coronation, 2007.
A member of the Order of the Laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism (or SCA), Isabel Maria was recognised for her endeavours in the field of sartorial arts.
As you might expect, this website primarily reflects those interests: clothing, accessories and jewellery. However, expect forays into camp furniture, heraldic display and easy to cook food etc. (Occasional side-trips into various types of dance and nineteenth century costuming might also appear from time to time.)
Isabel Maria's Arms within the SCA: per chevron vert and gules, a chevron between two fleur de lys and an eagle, or.
Isabel Maria resides in the Barony of Southron Gaard, which lies within the bounds of the Kingdom of Lochac.
Over the years, Isabel Maria has stewarded numerous events and held a variety of offices for both the Barony and former College of Reannag Fhara. She was honoured to previously serve as Baroness of Southron Gaard, alongside Oswyn Carolus.
A member of the long standing household, Hous Amberherthe, Isabel Maria was apprenticed to Meistern Christian Baier until her elevation.
At Canterbury Faire AS XXXXVIII, Isabel Maria was absolutely delighted to welcome two very talented apprentices. While Lady Ydeneya de Baillencourt continues her journey with Isabel Maria, Ginevra Isabella di Serafino Visconti has been released from her apprenticeship on the occasion of her investiture as Baroness of Southron Gaard.
This website is, as always, a work in progress with new articles and projects being added as time permits. The most recent changes of note were:
14/09/2018 - Accessories, Camping, & Feasting Galleries updated 29/08/2018 - Documents updated - several articles restored 26/08/2018 - Galleries updated 17/07/2018 - Site redesign begins