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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 …

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 …

London, Travel, Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver: From UK to Vancouver

Today marks the 260th birthday of Captain George Vancouver, the namesake of Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC (as well as Vancouver, WA and others). I had long been curious about Captain George Vancouver, one of Britain’s greatest explorers, and decided that when I moved to the UK, I must visit his birth and burial place. …

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 …