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Monday, September 26, 2016

My Faire Lady, Version 5.0

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

Soooooo.... yeah!
Here I am as  Daniella Noir the Gypsy Queen at the 5th Annual Texarkana Renaissance Faire this weekend.
You remember that faire I used to own, yeah that one. Hee hee.
Now that I'm just assistant director I was free to do pretty much whatever I wanted.
I didn't have to walk miles and miles back and forth to collect money from the ticket booth.
I didn't have to answer a single phone call from confused merchant about where their booth is supposed to be set up.
I didn't have to calm angry patrons.
I didn't have to pay entertainment fees and utility bills.
I got to do what I've always wanted to do:

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire


2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

Last year I tried to dance a little bit but I was so out of shape, I could barely make it through a whole song. On top of that I was already having to run back and forth to do important "owner things" so I was pretty darn worn down.

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

I started working on getting into better shape and building my dance endurance several months ago and it paid off big time. It was hot as Hades (in the mid-90s) and a few of my gypsies had to leave early from heat exhaustion (and other cast members as well) but I made it!
I danced in the heat with ease but the face sweating made me pretty miserable. Under my fuchsia headscarf is a bandanna that's been folded several times to catch sweat but that did nothing for my temples, nose and upper lip though. I was dripping sweat all dang day. I kept having to reapply my eyebrows and I had an allergic reaction to all my jewelry.
But I still had fun!

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

I wasn't really able to do any fancy Russian style skirt dancing like I practiced because of the over-skirt and belt pouches so I belly danced and threw in a few Romani dance moves I've picked up form the internet. 

Renaissance Faire Gypsy

renaissance faire gypsy camp

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

And here are my babies! Finally old enough to join mommy in the gypsy camp. YAY!

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

2016 Texarkana Renaissance Faire

Child's gypsy renaissance faire costume

Well anywho, I am burnt out and exhausted. I've been on the computer editing and uploaded faire photos to Facebook aaaaaaaall day long and I need to go start dinner. And by start dinner I mean microwave something, sit on the couch and watch Netflix until my husband gets home. I'll share more faire pics and stop by your bloggies in a couple days.
LATERZ. Here's a four second video of me dancing I found.


  1. You looked amazing! Kudos to you for dancing in that heat with all those layers!

    So glad you enjoyed the fair this year and now your youngin's can join in the fun.


  2. You look beautiful Hollie, your costume is incredible xx

  3. You look brilliant! I hope you share another video sometime. You inspire me to start bellydancing again. And those babies! So cute!

  4. You rock, and roll, and sway, Girl. And those babes, so adorable. Fabulous costumes.

  5. Hollie, you look so awesome as Daniella! Your outfit is so colourful and all kinds of awesome:) You go, you! And seriously...I would've passed out if I had to dance in such hot weather.

  6. Holy crap, you look amazing! <3 I love that second photo. Mesmerizing!

    - Anna

  7. You look beautiful, you all do!
    How nice to hand over the reins and enjoy the fair without all the hassle and stress. Let someone else do all that! xxx

  8. As a member of your camp/tribe....giggles i have to say it was refreshing seeing you relaxed and having fun this year and actually getting to spend time in camp. in passed years i got tired just watching you running through camp doing buisness, so it was nice seeing you do what you love!


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