Fashion Face Off: Battle of the 1930s Bombshells

Atonement-Dancing on the Edge-Glorious 39

I’ve always been a sucker for the silky, slinky evening gowns of the 1930s. So for this Fashion Face Off, I thought it would be great to showcase some lovely satin 1930s-style gowns. Cecilia from Atonement, Pamela from Dancing on the Edge, and Anne from Glorious 39 all don shining examples of this stunning type of gown. I thought I’d also provide some vintage examples for reference:

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Fashion ‘From Hell’

From Hell movie: Johnny Depp and Heather Graham

When it comes to Johnny Depp movies, From Hell is definitely my favorite one. It makes sense that my favorite Depp film would be a period drama (not that he hasn’t done a ton of those). But what really captures my interest with this film is it covers one of history’s most famous unsolved cases — one that has always particularly fascinated me: Jack the Ripper.

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Period Drama Fashion Face Off

Period Drama Fashion Face Off Blog

Greetings! I recently came up with a new feature I wanted to add to this blog that I’m hoping to make a weekly recurrence. I actually got the idea with the help of my sister (thanks, sis!). Basically, I’m going to try and do a “Who Wore It Better?” type post where I’ll showcase two costumes from two different period dramas that are somewhat similar to each other, whether in time period, color, and/or overall style. Sometimes the costumes will even be exactly the same. Period dramas have been known to recycle costumes after all. Then, I’ll ask you which person you think wore the look better.

I think this will be a fun and fast way to post a little more regularly while still doing my “bigger” fashion posts. I’m actually working on one as I type this, so stay tuned!

And now, my very first Fashion Face Off!

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Discover the Period Drama Influence of This Hot Spring Trend

Lady Chatterley's Lover 2015: blue tweed riding habit

Another 90s trend is back! I did a previous blog post on choker necklaces, and now tweed is making a comeback. I have fond 90s memories of this trend. I remember owning a cute tweed blazer that tied together at the waist with a pretty pink ribbon. Of course, tweed was in long before the 90s, as its appearance in a number of period dramas proves. Keeping that in mind, I thought I’d showcase a few tweed appearances in period pieces, and then show you some similar clothing items, so you can get the look for yourself! Continue reading

Borrowing From the Boys: How to Dress Like the Musketeers

The Musketeers BBC: Athos-D'Artagnan-Aramis-Porthos

I know I can’t be the only one not so patiently waiting for the 3rd and final season of BBC’s The Musketeers. This show has got it all: action, suspense, intrigue, romance, and plenty of fantastic examples of period drama fashion. While I try not to drive myself crazy playing the waiting game, I thought I’d do something a bit different for this blog post and showcase men’s fashion by showing you how to dress like the musketeers with a feminine twist!  Continue reading

Capturing Cassandra’s 1930s Fashion

cassandra: I Capture the Castle

Greetings to all my period drama lovers and fashionistas! I realize I have sorely neglected my blog, and I can only hope you’ll forgive me! I have been suffering from a serious case of blogger’s block, but I think I’m all better now and can start posting a bit more frequently than once a month or once every two months.

The last period drama fashion post I did dealt with Rose’s whimsical style from I Capture the Castle. I now present you with Part II of that post where I’ll show you how to dress like a modern day Cassandra Mortmain. Continue reading