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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, …

Fashion, London, Vancouver

Corsets: V&A Exhibition and Lace Embrace

In a few days, the Victoria and Albert Museum will have a new exhibition on Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Undressed will focus on the relationship between underwear and fashion, as well as the shifting fashionable body ideal. The exhibition will feature over 200 objects of underwear – corsets, panties, crinolines, slips, etc. – for men …

London

Moving to and Living in London On a Budget

Today marks my 6th month anniversary in London, England! Additional comments added in dark blue. Moving to London Prior to moving to London, I found the blog posts on moving to the UK on Alyssa Writes extremely helpful, particularly regarding the Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) application for Canadians. Alyssa has written two posts on the subject, …

Lifestyle, London

Afternoon Tea (Easter) at Harrods’ Georgian Restaurant

Recently, my friend bayandbloor.ca and her toddler daughter were visiting London and wanted to visit Harrods. After wandering about, we decided to have afternoon tea. We had thought there was only one place inside Harrods where guests could enjoy afternoon tea but later learned that just about every cafe, bar, or restaurant inside Harrods offered afternoon tea. We ended …

Lifestyle, London

Afternoon Tea at The Tea Terrace

Three weeks ago, I visited The Tea Terrace on the 2nd floor of the House of Fraser department store in London Victoria, next to the bathroom department. I went around 2-3pm when it wasn’t busy but, being completely overwhelmed with the choice of tables, I sat behind a mother and daughter and her baby (I couldn’t think properly). …

London, World of Costume

BBC’s Dickensian Exhibit at the Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum is currently hosting an exhibit in collaboration with Red Planet on Dickensian: Behind-the-Scenes of the BBC drama series until 17 April 2016. As a fan of the period drama, I had to see the exhibit, which features costumes, props, and models from the TV series. The exhibit is included in the …

London

St-Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt

Would you ever dine inside an 18th Century crypt? Someone had the brilliant (or slightly morbid) idea to convert the crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields into a cafe. Thus, Cafe in the Crypt was born. Those who are not afraid of dining with departed souls can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner in the crypt. Prices are …