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Fashion, London

Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A

A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited the V&A Museum to view the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. The exhibition features a selection of vintage clothing from Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, as well as more contemporary pieces by his successors. I went mainly for the vintage pieces but was impressed with the exhibition on …

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 …

Travel

Happy National Aboriginal Day (Canada)!

Today, 21 June, is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. It is a day to celebrate Canada’s (or Turtle Island – for all of North America) Indigenous culture (read more here). This year, the National Aboriginal Day celebrates its 20th anniversary. Out of the 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada, only the Northwest Territories celebrates the …

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

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, …

Fashion, Vancouver

Ivan Sayers’ Irish and Green Vintage Collection

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today’s post is a selection of Irish and green vintage clothing from the collection of Vancouver fashion historian and collector, Ivan Sayers. I began modelling for fashion historian and collector Ivan Sayers in March 2013. My first show was for SMOC (The Society for the Museum of Original Costume) called “The …

Fashion

OOTD: Boden ‘Isla’ Black Watch Dress

After a year and two months, I can finally debut my second favourite dress (my favourite being the vintage green velvet dress): Boden‘s ‘Isla’ Dress in Black Watch! I was browsing Instagram’s Explore page at the end of 2014 when I noticed this beautiful Black Watch dress on Forever Amber (one of my favourite fashion bloggers), …