Friday, March 21, 2014

Dressing for Downton

I am a fan of Downton Abbey so I was really excited to learn that the costume tour included Toronto’s Spadina Museum.   Today, my girlfriend and I took a couple of hours to enjoy the exhibit which included a selection of 20 costumes worn by Lady Mary, Sybil, Edith, Cora and the Countess of Grantham.

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The costume exhibit takes place on the third floor of the Spadina Museum (a historical Toronto property built in the late 1800s – with additions into the 1900s).
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The Spadina Museum is a neighbour to Casa Loma (pictured above), one of Toronto’s historical landmarks.
The curators included a photo booth with props. Say Carson!
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Gloves & hat from the exhibit’s prop inventory  (dress mine from Shabby Apple).
Have a lovely weekend,
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15 comments:

  1. LOVE the picture of you!! and what an awesomely beautiful building (casa loma)! believe it or not.. I watched downton abbey only for about 15 minutes once and didnt really like it. I assume something is wrong with me, because everyone I know loves it. i just must have tuned in at the wrong time and have never gone back. Im sure Ive missed out on something!
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo
    vivian

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    1. Viv, at first I wasn't so keen on DA, but I gave it a second chance and became hooked as they say!

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  2. What an amazing exhibit! I love the series although missed half of it due to work. I plan to start all over again during the summer holidays and watch it all. I must say you look stunning and how great they had a boot so that people could make some memorable photos! I.LOVE.YOUR.DRESS!!

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    1. Thank you! A marathon summer session is a grand idea, it is really fun to see how the costumes evolve from season 1 to 4.

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  3. Aren't you adorable. My husband and I would absolutely love to visit this exhibit. I'm having Downton withdrawal now that the season is over. While I was home on medical leave, I found another series out of Australia that I fell in love with, "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries". Set in the 1920s. The clothes are divine. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. It is always sad when the last episode is aired. I am definitely going to investigate Miss Fisher. Right now I am slowly getting through the Call the Midwife on Netflix .

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  4. Looks like it was an enjoyable outing. What a feast for the eyes. How nice that they had a photo of the actress wearing the dress right next to it.
    I have only seen a couple of episodes of Downtown Abbey. I plan to some day watch all the episodes (starting from the beginning) through Netflix.
    Right now through Netflix I'm watching "The Paradise", have you seen it? It's from Great Britain, is set in northern England in the late 1800's, wonderful costumes, too.

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    1. I love receiving recommendations. Canadian Netflix isn't as expansive as yours , but I will check if the Paradise is available.

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    2. You've probably already seen these, but just in case you haven't: Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford.
      I've read really good things about Call the Midwife (can't wait to see it).

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  5. I forgot to mention in the post, but there is another Downton Abbey Costume exhibition in Delaware right now
    http://www.winterthur.org/Downtonabbey

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  6. How simply marvelous! You look fantastic!

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  7. I love Downton Abbey. What a fun tour! You look wonderful!

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  8. When I saw this on IG, I looked it up right up right away online and sent it to my daughter, we both were wishing we had been able to see this - so fun - your picture is great!!!!

    I just love Downton - I watched all four seasons since Christmas. Right now I am nearly finished watching "Land Girls" another British series - it's pretty good too - have you seen that one?

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  9. What a fun little trip. I love Casa Loma. Costuming is a fascinating art form, isn't it?

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  10. Oooh, I'm definitely jealous! Wish the tour came over here. :-)

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