09 April, 2010

Regal Inspiration

I had a few days off this past week, and without any new episodes of Bones to watch, I decided to give The Tudors a try. I have been fascinated by the Tudor era for years, and I still count Queen Elizabeth as one of my inspirations and idols. ANYWAYS, I'm finishing the last episode of the first season at the moment, and I'm totally loving it. I particularly love the costumes, and while I'm not sure how historically accurate they are, they amazingly beautiful.

I'm not wild about the cut of this dress, but look at that fabric! It's so rich and so RED.

I haven't reached this scene yet, but I came across this picture when I was looking for the images in this post, and I couldn't resist the dress in it. I'm usually more of a black and silver girl, but the cream and gold combination is drawing me in.

The iridescent blue of bell sleeves over the paler greenish blue of the under-sleeves is inspiring me. I will have to experiment with it soon.

Once again, I haven't seen this scene yet, but would you look at the necklace? And the head piece!

Red crushed velvet with gold accenting? Yes please! It doesn't get much more regal then that.

The costumes in this scene are part of a play, but I still love the little ruff. Is it not wonderful?

Even if this style of dress was only accessible to a fraction of a percent of the population, and even if it is slightly impractical, it is still beautiful.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie


  1. I haven't seen this show (I definetly don't have time to get wrapped up in hours of glorius television right now) but these pictures make me want some brocade. Badly

  2. i've never seen this show! i'm not sure if it would be my taste (i also love bones though!) but the costumes are absolutely stunning

  3. grr i don't think my comment posted :( :( :(

    the costumes are absolutely gorgeous!

  4. oh wait. it did post. LOL. i'm spazzing out here.

  5. Oh my gosh those clothes! I would love to be an actor on that show for a day. I think I will have to check it out.

  6. one of the best shows outhere:)

  7. It would be so fun to wear dresses like that.=)

    Response>> Kind a like them too but I wouldn't know how to style them....

  8. I love shows/movies like that. Old clothing. Those dresses areso beautiful and they wear so much jewlery to die for! I have to try a dress like that before I die, that's for sure! :D


  9. I started watching the Tudors, but never really finished. The costumes are beautiful though! And so is Jonathan Rhys Meyers ;o)

  10. love that first dress!

    Last day to enter my Hana flat iron giveaway:

  11. I'm really thinking I need to Netflix this series!

  12. tomorrow starts the new season but if you can't wait they have it online already at the showtime website... going to be a good one!