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Travel, World of Costume

Harewood House & ITV’s ‘Victoria’ Costumes

Harewood House is the family seat of the 8th Earl (David Lascelles) and Countess (Diane) of Harewood in West Yorkshire. Until I visited, I thought it was just another ‘abandoned’ heritage property and did not realise that it is still in use and also managed by Harewood House Trust! This neo-classical Georgian manor was built between 1759-1771 for …

World of Costume

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

If the trailer theme for Cinderella (2015) was to “have courage and be kind” (#bekind), Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast is telling us to be their guest(s) (#BeOurGuest) and learn more about the heroine, Belle. Interestingly enough, ‘Be Our Guest’ was the opening song in the 1991 trailer: A 21st Century Heroine Disney’s remake …

London, World of Costume

‘Seduction Late’ at the National Maritime Museum

On Valentine’s Day, I passed the evening at the ‘Seduction Late’ for the ‘Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity‘ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. This was a museum late where guests could view the exhibition after museum hours whilst immersing themselves in a Regency ball experience co-hosted by Miss B and Miss Kitty Pridden from …

World of Costume

Perfect Period Dramas for Valentine’s Day

♥ Happy Valentine‘s Day! ♥ Whether you are spending Valentine’s with your significant other, or Galentine’s with your girlfriends, or spending SAD (singles awareness day) at home, here are my top 20 favourite romance period dramas (mostly movies and TV movies without sad endings)! Ever After (Movie: 1998) – One of my favourite versions about Cinderella set in Medieval France. If …

Travel, World of Costume

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella: Schloss Moritzburg

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella or Three Gifts for Cinderella . Does the title sound familiar to you? It is the direct translation of the German title of the Czech – East German cult movie, Tři oříšky pro Popelku / Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (1973). The Bohemian variation of the Cinderella story …

Fashion, London, World of Costume

‘The Crown’ Costumes at Liberty

If you adore the glamorous late-1940’s and 1950’s costumes in Netflix’s The Crown, you will be able to see a small selection at Liberty London on Regent Street. The costumes are designed by Michele Clapton, who was the costume designer for S1-5 of Game of Thrones (she will return as the costume designer in S7), …

Fashion, Travel, World of Costume

Downton Abbey Tour and 1920’s-Inspired Dress

One month ago yesterday I treated myself to a Downton Abbey film locations tour and bought myself a 1920’s/1930’s-inspired dress. Since my birthday was on a week day and just before the general Downton Abbey group tours that usually take place at the end of July and throughout August, I scoured the internet until Expedia came to my …