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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, …

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, 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 …

Travel, World of Costume

St Petersburg: The Hermitage / Winter Palace

My favourite place that we visited in St Petersburg in 2014 was the Hermitage Museum / Winter Palace. Less than a decade before visiting, my family and I watched Russian Ark (2002), a 96-minute historical drama by Alexander Sokurov, filmed in one shot through the Winter Palace. Anyone with an interest in history, particularly royal history, should …

Travel, World of Costume

St Petersburg: Peterhof Palace

Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets: Peter’s Palace; Peterhof means Peter’s Court) at Petergof, St Petersburg, is known as Russia’s Versailles. Its namesake, Peter the Great, had designed a summer palace for himself. The original palace, Monplaisir, was completed in 1723. After his visit to the Palace of Versailles in 1717, Peterhof was great expanded and continued to be …

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 …