Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Spotlight: The Crown







This is a public service announcement: if you haven't watched Netflix's new royal drama The Crown, you should probably do so at your earliest convenience! The Queen may not be known for taking risks in her fashion sense, but the clothes on this show are wonderful! Early 50's dresses abound, also casual cardigans, cute hats, and prim handbags aplenty. I have only watched through episode 4 so far, but I especially loved Claire Foy's (who plays the Queen) costumes from the scenes in Africa, which is no surprise as you know I all love anything even vaguely safari. I look forward to the rest of this first seasons costumes, and apparently the second season is already being filmed!

Have any of you watched The Crown? What did you like of the show and the costumes?


14 comments:

  1. I don't have a Netflix subscription :(
    I feel like I'm seriously missing out with this series!!

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    1. I do love me some Netflix, this series is super great too! One day perhaps?

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  2. No surprises there at all - I instantly thought of you when I saw the safari outfits! I would love to see you recreate them :P I'm relieved to hear that they are already filming the second season, I binge watched the first season over two days hehehe :D

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    1. I am happy to be associated with safari outfits in any capacity! I need to finish watching season 1, but December is my busiest month so I am strapped for time to do so!

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  3. Agreed! It's SO good! I can't wait for the second season! I also binge watched the first one really quickly...

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    1. I am spacing it out, savoring it ha! Except that it's just that I am really busy ;)

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  4. Yes! I'm actually up to the last episode, and it's really marvelous. The costumes are really fun, and it's surprising the amount of drama that they manage to mine from the life of someone who is professionally a bit boring. The acting is really well done in that regard - they do a great job giving her an interesting inner life.

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    1. Professionally boring is such a good descriptor for the royal family ha! If they are making waves they're doing it wrong, I guess that's true enough :)

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  5. I'm actually annoyed they got the Queen's main tiara wrong - they keep showing her in the Cambridge Lover's Knot rather than the Girls of Britain and Ireland, and it's just WRONG. I don't know why they spent so much on costumes and didn't bother making a copy of her most iconic tiara.

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    1. I did think it was odd when I spotted that tiara when I was watching, but mostly because I feel like the Cambridge Lover's Knot is just so associated with Diana now. Ella Kay (a most fabulous tiara blogger) has it that the Queen did wear the CLK a bit in the early 50's though so perhaps this is what the show was drawing on. http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/03/tiara-thursday-cambridge-lovers-knot.html

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  6. Gods, this show is the best! I watched it up till about episode 7 last weekend, cant wait to get back to watching it this weekend!

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  7. I am so looking forward to the costumes in this!

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    1. They are pretty great, not groundbreaking fashion-forward for their time, but just perfectly ordinary 50s!

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