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Travel, World of Costume

Harewood House & ITV’s ‘Victoria’ Costumes

Harewood House is the family seat of the 8th Earl (David Lascelles) and Countess (Diane) of Harewood in West Yorkshire. Until I visited, I thought it was just another ‘abandoned’ heritage property and did not realise that it is still in use and also managed by Harewood House Trust! This neo-classical Georgian manor was built between 1759-1771 for …

World of Costume

Perfect Period Dramas for Valentine’s Day

♥ Happy Valentine‘s Day! ♥ Whether you are spending Valentine’s with your significant other, or Galentine’s with your girlfriends, or spending SAD (singles awareness day) at home, here are my top 20 favourite romance period dramas (mostly movies and TV movies without sad endings)! Ever After (Movie: 1998) – One of my favourite versions about Cinderella set in Medieval France. If …

Travel, World of Costume

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella: Schloss Moritzburg

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella or Three Gifts for Cinderella . Does the title sound familiar to you? It is the direct translation of the German title of the Czech – East German cult movie, Tři oříšky pro Popelku / Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (1973). The Bohemian variation of the Cinderella story …

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 …

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, …