Monday, March 3, 2014

Period Drama Fashion Week~ Kickoff and Tag!


   Fashion Week is here!! I'm very excited about everything that's in store for this week and I'm looking forward to reading all the lovely posts you ladies have been working on! I have several fun posts planned, as well as a few guest posts and an interview. But to start out, let's have a tag!

    This tag is mostly about fashion, but I've stuck in a few random questions just for fun and to make things more interesting. :-)

#1 Tell us five random things about yourself.

   1. Springtime is my favorite time of the year!
   2. I am very neat and tidy person. I like to have things in order, and I can't stand to have things out of place.
   3. I am extremely fond of old western movies.
   4. One of my dreams is to work in a small-town library someday
   5. I am pretty much addicted to Downton Abbey. :-)


#2 What are some of your favorite dresses from period dramas? Pick three.

    Ohhh I have lots of favorites! But here are my top three:

   1. Amy Dorrit's wine-colored dress from Little Dorrit


2. Jane Austen's pink flowered dress from Becoming Jane


3. Jane Austen's green and brown dress from Becoming Jane


    I really love Jane's wardrobe, even though I'm not a huge fan of the movie.

#3 How would you describe your own style?

    Simple and pretty, usually pretty sensible and sort of vintage-ish. A bit eccentric at times. :-P

#4 List (up to) five of your favorite period drama wardrobes.

    1. Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey
    2. Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey
    3. Jane Austen in Becoming Jane
    4. Emma Woodhouse in Emma (2009)
    5. Dr. Michaela Quinn in Dr. Quinn



#5 What are some of your favorite fashion eras?

      I absolutely adore the Edwardian era! I think that's probably my favorite, but I also love the Regency period, the Victorian period, and the 1920s, '30s and '40s.



#6 What are five things that make you happy?

   Books, movies, music, sunshine, and flowers.



#7 Do you like to wear hats?

     I love to wear hats! Some of my favorites are my straw hat, my black hat (which I call my Downton Abbey hat), and my Yankee soldier hat. Although the latter I generally only wear in the privacy of my own home. :-P

#8 Do you have a favorite fictional character who has the same name as you?

   Yes! Emma Woodhouse! : )


    Also, the main character in one of my favorite novels, The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen, is named Emma. Actually, she has the same middle name as me too-- Emma Jane Smallwood. I found it extremely ironic, especially since we are so much alike in other ways too!


#9 What is one of the ugliest dresses you've ever seen in a period drama?


     This dress worn by Fanny Thornton in North and South (2005) is one of the most hideodious dresses I've ever seen. It's perfectly horrific!  I don't normally like blue and yellow together, and all the gaudy trims and frills are simply horrid. Ugh!

  (I found this picture on Recycled Movie Costumes, a really neat website about costumes that have been used in several period dramas.Go check it out!)

#10 What is the most-worn color in your wardrobe?

     Probably brown, actually. I wear a lot of brown and black and purple, although I never wear brown and black at the same time. :-P

#11 What are your sentiments on the subject of tea?

      I think it's perfectly delightful, especially on a cold winter afternoon. It's not my favorite thing to drink and I kind of have to be in the right mood for it, but in general I'm very fond of tea. My favorite kind is peppermint.


#12 Do historical inaccuracies bother you?

    Most of the time, yes, they do. I'm not by any means an expert on historical fashion, but when I see something horribly inaccurate it usually does bother me. If it's not something huge and it doesn't really pop out at me, then I probably won't care, but in general, inaccuracies bother me.

#13 What are some of your favorite eras of men's fashions?

     The Edwardian era, the Regency, and the 1920s (I have a special fondness for knickers. :-P)


*Swoon* That coat!!!

  
      Mr Knightley has some really great outifits. :-)


    I'm also extremely partial to uniforms. : ) Had you noticed?


#14 Have you read any books on historical fashion?


    I've read parts of a few, though I don't think I've ever read a book on period fashion all the way through from start to finish. My favorite book about period fashion is Georgette Heyer's Regency World, which is a delightful little book that has all sorts of information about the Regency era. It's extremely interesting and very informative! I've never read any of Georgett Heyer's books (and so the almost constant references to her novels which turn up in this book are a bit, *ahem*, bothersome) but I absolutely love this book and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Jane Austen and the Regency era.


   Another book I love that has lots of details about period fashion is The World of Downton Abbey, which is all about the making of the show and has lots of information about the period and the costumes and such. It has soooo much information and lots of pictures too. It's terribly interesting. :-) If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, I highly recommend this book!

#15 If you could pick just three fictional characters to have over for tea, who would you invite?

   Jeremiah Flintwinch, Mr. Smallweed, and Old Orlick. Kidding! :-P Hehee. That would certainly make for an interesting tea party!


   Hmmm....let's see. It is a sad thing indeed when I can't even answer my own questions. :-) Well, first off, I would definitely invite Emma Smallweed Smallwood from The Tutor's Daughter, because we have so much in common and I just know we'd be best friends. Then I would invite Violet Hayes from A Proper Pursuit, and probably Margaret Macy from The Maid of Fairbourne Hall. I just know we'd all get along splendidly. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! :-)

  And here is the list of questions!

1. Tell us five random things about yourself.
2. What are some of your favorite dresses from period dramas? Pick three.
3. How would you describe your own style?
4. List (up to) five of your favorite period drama wardrobes.
5. What are some of your favorite fashion eras?
6. What are five things that make you happy?
7. Do you like to wear hats?
8. Do you have a favorite fictional character who has the same name as you?
9. What is one of the ugliest dresses you've ever seen in a period drama?
10. What is the most-worn color in your wardrobe?
11. What are your sentiments on the subject of tea?
12. Do historical inaccuracies bother you?
13. What are some of your favorite eras of men's fashions?
14. Have you ever read any books on historical fashion?
15. If you could pick just three fictional characters to have over for tea, who would you invite?

    Please fill out this tag and post it on your blog at any time during the week and tag your post with the label "Period Drama Fashion Week". Then come back here and comment with the URL to the label, and label your other posts for the week with the same thing so then at the end of the week when we have the link-up of everyone's posts, there will just be one simple link to all of them. Does that make sense?

    Alrighty then. Let the fun begin! :-)

9 comments:

  1. Ok, I LOVE this and I’m going to answer these questions in the comment!

    1. Tell us five random things about yourself.
    -I love pink
    -I’m a Pride and Prejudice 1995 fan
    -I love Emma Jane and her blog (of course)
    -I’m good at responding quickly to emails
    -I’m British

    2. What are some of your favorite dresses from period dramas? Pick three.
    -Cynthia’s dinner-party-dress:
    http://hooks-and-needles.blogspot.be/2009/01/cynthias-dinner-party-dress.html
    -Mary Crawley’s red evening dress:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W4r6GUSdgVw/TyDE061v8iI/AAAAAAAABCw/t1OzoTVfxhU/s1600/Lady+Mary+Red+Dress.jpg
    -Elizabeth Bennet’s Netherfield ball gown
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_W6kMXsEuuqc/TJbdDDf0xkI/AAAAAAAAAI4/n8_nYnfyS1s/s1600/prideprejudice191.jpg

    3. How would you describe your own style?
    Pretty, vintage-y, sometimes extremely fussy, but sometimes simple and confy.

    4. List (up to) five of your favorite period drama wardrobes.
    -Mary Crawley’s wardrobe! (Ohhh!)
    -Elizabeth Bennet’s wardrobe.
    -Cynthia Kirkpatrick’s wardrobe.
    -Edith Crawley’s wardrobe.
    And… um, Emma Woodhouse’s wardrobe!

    5. What are some of your favorite fashion eras?
    Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, Downton Abbey-time (I’m bad at history:) and roaring twenties. Right- basically everything.

    6. What are five things that make you happy?
    Emails, new dresses, sneezing when I want to, dancing and anything period drama-like.

    7. Do you like to wear hats?
    Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I like to in my heart, but I don’t have lots, so I don’t wear them often.

    8. Do you have a favourite fictional character who has the same name as you?
    No. Oh Emma, I’m sure I inspirated you in that question. ;)

    9. What is one of the ugliest dresses you've ever seen in a period drama?
    Haha! Cool question. The one you put in was ugly! Yes, that’s a very cool website! I used it for the Emma-P&P connections in my guest post.
    Well- I HATE this dress:
    http://www.dieguez.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/scarlett.jpg

    10. What is the most-worn color in your wardrobe?
    Pink and blue. Indubitably.

    11. What are your sentiments on the subject of tea?
    I WANT ONE! (haha)

    12. Do historical inaccuracies bother you?
    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!!! (Okay, Emma I’ll calm down.)

    13. What are some of your favorite eras of men's fashions?
    Mr Darcy, Matthew Crawley- basically your answer.

    14. Have you ever read any books on historical fashion?
    Yes, I always read historical fashion books when I visit the library. Have done so ever since I was a little girl.
    15. If you could pick just three fictional characters to have over for tea, who would you invite?
    Alice Grace Ripley from Wonderland Creek, Elizabeth Bennet and Daisy from Downton Abbey. Oh and I’ll invite you too, dear ;)

    That was cool!
    I’ll comment on your answers in a different comment because this one is getting a bit too long!

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  2. Oh yes! Working in a small-town library! Loverly! Reminds me of you know Lynn Austin's book 'Wonderland Creek' I'm reading it now- for the seventh time or so.
    Awww yes! Downton Abbey is the best! Although pity some things in it aren't very-- how do I say this?- well, it's lovely, really lovely, but not perfect. Some scenes are a bit unsuitable. But don't mistake me, I LLOOOOOOVVVEEE it.
    Oh Emma (squeals again) I love Jane's pink dress!!
    Two Jane Seymour pictures :) Oh, I can easily see this is your favourite actress, my dear.
    Oh we are so similar!
    I'd like to see a picture of your downton abbey hat! And your Yankee soldier one ;)
    Oh! I forgot all about the Tutors Daughter! Remember I asked you about it! I really want to buy it! Especially now!
    Ghastly yellow dress, I agrrrreee!
    Yes brown is a very pretty colour. I wear it quite a lot as well.
    Oh, now I also want to buy that Downton Abbey book! I think I should start with the Tutors Daughter. :)
    Sweet post!
    Sweet everything!
    Bye, Naomi

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  3. Sorry I'm commenting too much, but I just want to say that I nominated you over at Miss Dashwood's blog for your 'First Blog Anniversary' post under Inspirational category- I thought it was so sweet and well written.

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  4. Delightful questions...this is going to be a lot of fun! (Also, I'm going to be able to fit in at least two posts after all! ;-) )

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  5. Naomi,
    Oooh, goody! I'm glad you've answered the questions! My goodness, dear, that's about the longest comment I've ever seen. :-P

    Really? You're a P&P 95 fan? I had no idea. :-P

    You know, I suspected you were probably British, judging by the way you spell "favourite" and "realise". :-)

    Actually, I wrote all this before we had that conversation about names! So no, you didn't exaclty inspire me on that one.

    Ohhhh, I LOOOOVE Wonderland Creek! I can't believe we have so many of the same favorite books! I've only read it twice, but it's one of my favorite Lynn Austen books. I love Alice! So many things she says remind me SO much of myself! :-P And by the way, thank you for inviting me to your tea party, dear. :-P

    Yes, Jane Seymour is my favorite actress. How could you tell? :-)

    You will loooove The Tutor's Daughter! At least, I hope you will-- I did immensely and we seem to have quite similar tastes. :-)

    And yes, if you're a Downton Abbey fan, I HIGHLY recommend this book. It's awfully yummy. :-P I agree, there are a few minor unsuiteable things in the show, but overall I think it's a lot better than most things on TV these days. Oh, I just love it. :-)

    Awww, thank you for nominating my post! And thanks for your delightful comments!

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  6. I just finished the tag post, It was very fun to do here is my link :)

    http://gazing-wonders.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-period-drama-fashion-week.html

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  7. Thank you, Emma! I think this is the right place to leave my link...? Here it is: http://ladyofanorien.blogspot.com/search/label/Period%20Drama%20Fashion%20Week

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  8. I just finished the tag...
    Here's the link
    http://best-of-classics.blogspot.dk/search/label/Period%20Drama%20Fashion%20Week

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