RSC Celebrity Costume Treasures For Sale on Ebay

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A treasure-trove of unique costumes worn by acting legends including David Tennant, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are up for sale on Ebay to support the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new costume workshop. The handpicked celebrity-worn garments follow less than a year after the company held a massive costume sale in September 2017 that saw literally … Read more

Step Inside Long Island’s Own Versailles Palace

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Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a 25-year-old college drop out had an idea to create the first blue liqueur on the market. Raphael Yakoby sold his flat and moved back into his parents’ house to sell his product Hypnotiq vodka by approaching restaurants door to door. When the brand took off his choice of millionaire … Read more

17th Century Cavaliers Had a Seriously Bad Rep

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People have always used fashion to judge people but the flamboyant looks of 17th Century London inspired some intense abuse – or maybe the wearers’ actions were more responsible for such a reputation. The term cavalier was actually an insult created by the roundheads who disapproved of the elaborate excesses of the fashionable elite. It … Read more

Shipwreck Treasure: Reconstructing 17th Century Stockings

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In 2014 the Texel shipwreck revealed some incredible 1640s treasures including a gown belonging to a very wealthy woman. But for some the most exciting find was less grand. A pair of unworn silk stockings was found in the same pile of muddy rags that held the gown, an embroidered velvet purse and a Bible … Read more

This Photographer Recreated Rembrandt with IKEA Products!

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Norwegian photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal was commissioned to produce Christmas cards for  Stavanger Foto, a camera shop on the west coast of Norway. “Being granted full creative freedom in making the card, I went back to the old masters for inspiration. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt in 1632 was a fantastic starting point for my … Read more

Lookbook: The Miniaturist

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Many viewers were left disappointed by the ending of the BBC’s adaption of Jessie Burton’s novel the Miniaturist but costume fans were utterly absorbed in some incredible clothes from late-17th-Century Amsterdam. Johannes Brandt was clad like a handsome musketeer in an array of coats, jerkins and a wide-brimmed hat as if he had wandered out of a Rembrandt … Read more