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World of Costume

Review: The Favourite (2018)

Review: The Favourite (2018);

‘The Favourite‘ (2018) is an upcoming historical drama about Queen Anne of Great Britain (Olivia Coleman) and her two favourites, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), and Abigail Hill, Baroness Masham (Emma Stone). It was shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival in early October. Set in the early 1700’s, this dark (literally and …

Fashion, London

Three Tiaras at Kensington Palace

Not to be missed at Kensington Palace this year are three tiaras which previously belonged to Queen Victoria and her granddaughter, Princess Louise. These tiaras are on display in the last room of the Victoria Revealed exhibition. Diamond and Emerald Tiara and Parure In 1843, Prince Albert designed a diamond and emerald parure for his …

Fashion, Vancouver

Fashion Exhibition: Babes & Bathers

If you’re interested in the history of bathing suits for women and men, the ‘Babes and Bathers’ fashion exhibition is on tour at the Okanagan Heritage Museum until 3 September 2018. The exhibition features bathing suits and beachwear from the late 19th Century to the 1980’s from fashion historian Ivan Sayers’ private collection, which had …

London

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the Coldstream Guards are the ones with red plumes on the right of the bearskin. My friends …