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Fashion, London

Buckingham Palace and Fashioning A Reign

Last Saturday, I finally visited Buckingham Palace (or as some people call it, The Queen’s London home). I had bought my State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour ticket (£30.50) back in May although I later discovered that there were plenty of tickets still available for purchase in June and early July. Buckingham Palace began as Buckingham House, …

London, World of Costume

Hetty Feather and the Foundling Museum

Around the end of June, I discovered a new favourite period drama: Hetty Feather. Based on the first book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson, CBBC’s (BBC’s children programme) first series premiered in May 2015, followed by a second series in May 2016. Each episode is around 28 minutes long. The first series is set in London in 1887, …

Fashion, London

Fashion Rules: Princess Margaret’s Dresses

We come to the last stylish royal lady of Fashion Rules and Fashion Rules: Restyled at Kensington Palace. In the five rooms of the new exhibition, two are predominantly dedicated to the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. In this post, I will share photos from both exhibitions and list them in chronological order. The …

London

A Waltz for The Queen’s 90th & More

Earlier in February, André Rieu composed The Windsor Waltz in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. In this hilarious YouTube video, a Queen-lookalike (Mary Reynolds from Middlesex) dressed in bright pink matched with black gloves, a structured patent handbag, and black shoes arrives at André’s castle in Maastricht. There, André showers her with presents, lights …

London, World of Costume

Period Drama Location: Syon Park

Period drama and royal fans should add Syon Park to their list of places to visit in the Greater London Area. Syon Park encompasses Syon House, the grand London residence of the Duke of Northumberland; the early 19th Century Great Conservatory; and the Gardens (and 100-acre Parkland). Syon, a variation of Zion (which refers to the Holy City of David …

London

Queen Victoria and Kensington Palace

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria! #QueenVictoria at the Drury Lane Theatre. #HRP #Kensington #London #portrait #painting #frame #art #royal #igerslondon A photo posted by V (@ladyandtherose) on May 24, 2016 at 1:36pm PDT One of the palaces you must visit in London – if you like architecture and royal history – is Kensington Palace. The Historic Royal …

Fashion, London

Fashion Rules: Dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales

Today’s post will feature dresses from the 1980’s-90’s worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in Kensington Palace’s Fashion Rules (previous exhibit) and Fashion Rules Restyled exhibitions. One of my favourite of Diana’s dresses was this pink silk chiffon and satin evening dress with beaded trimming by Sandra Rhodes. It was worn for the …

Fashion, London

Fashion Rules: The Queen’s Dresses at Kensington Palace

In honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, I would like to share photos I took of her 1950’s to 1970’s dresses that were on display at Kensington Palace’s Fashion Rules exhibition last December. These dresses were lent by The Queen. Since 11 February 2016, a new set of dresses worn by HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, …