Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fourteen

Sorry for the absence of my usual "Mad Hatter" Monday post yesterday. I'm leaving for Seattle tomorrow for the next 2 weeks and had to take advantage of my day-off by running around all day finishing up some last minute things. I, also, spent an accumulation of 6 hours of walking on Sunday between 2 flea markets (not counting the inventory shift I had later that day from 7-12am). So, by the time I got home yesterday my legs ached and my body shut down and there was no leaving my bed. The one good thing about this was I watched The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend. I am so fascinated by history and her story is not one I've really explored yet. The film did bring an interest in me to her story and I already want to run to the nearest book store and pick up a few biographies on her. But it wasn't just her story that was inspiring; the film aesthetically was beautiful between the costumes, the detailing of braiding in the hairstyles and decorative bonnets.















The Real Queen Victoria



Queen Victoria and Prince Albert



Prince Albert, Queen Victoria and Their Nine Children



An older Queen Victoria in her Diamond Jubilee

(all images taken from Wikipedia)


(Expect a flea market post later today! And I promise to reply to comments once I'm off work today, sorry I've been slow about that)

12 comments:

Mitzi Cocoa said...

I wish I could curl my hair like that! She wore such lovely bonnets.

a cat of impossible colour said...

I've just discovered your blog, and I so enjoy it! Have a wonderful trip.

Andrea xx

Kim said...

Queen victoria, what a cracker she was. I envy her love. And her style of course. Beautiful post again .x.x.x

Meggstatus said...

After stumbling across your blog, I think I finally have found someone that loves hats as much as I do. Which mean's that you should consider me your newest fan.

Annabel said...

She's beautiful, love this post!

Fashion Nicotine said...

I love the red jacket on the first male picture!!

MarieBayArea said...

that movie was spectacular. and oh boy oh boy, gotta love those costumes. i'll take rupert friend to go.

Lecon de vetement said...

im so into bonnets right now!!

libys11 said...

aaaahhh exquisite wardrobe and hairstyle!!!! i would totally watch this movie just to see the styling!! aaahh! :D

sybil
Animated Confessions

Arielle said...

I think bonnets will be my next accessory to start collecting! They're perfect for the summer time.

Lecon de vetement said...

Well I will be making some soon Ill tell you when I put them up in my shop!

Arielle said...

oh wonderful! lookng forward to it