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
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. :-)
#14 Have you read any books on historical fashion?
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
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! :-)