Downton Abbey recap and review: Season 5 Episode 1

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|

The hill that will give the rest of the season momentum. Spoiler Alerts Like so many others, I cuddled up with a cup of tea and a scone to watch PBS’s Season 5 premiere of Downton Abby on Sunday night. Waiting on the edge of the couch to know exactly what would happen to Edith’s [...]

Edwardian Era

By | August 25th, 2013|Categories: Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Recollections|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Edwardian Era is named for Queen Victoria’s son Edward, who ascended to the throne upon her death in 1901. This was to become an age of unparalleled luxury as the bustles, stiff silks and wools of the 1890’s gave way to the new decorative Art Noveau style. The French termed this period la Belle [...]

Oh! Those Roaring 20’s!

By | May 28th, 2012|Categories: 1920s fashion, Accessories, Downton Abbey, Roaring 20s|Tags: , , , , |

Oh! Those Roaring 20’s! The older generation must have been convinced that the world was rushing down the road to perdition, as their daughters took full advantage of newfound freedoms. This was the age of jazz, women’s liberation, and a sudden loosening – indeed smashing - of the rules of society that were iron-clad only [...]