Historical style: fashion, film, architecture

 

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Fashion editorial: Miao Bin Si by Yin Chao for Harpers Bazaar China October 2012

Miao Bin Si by Yin Chao for Harpers Bazaar China October 2012
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F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby film and TV adaptations

Photos from "The Great Gatsby" film and TV adaptations
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Fashion editorial: Camille Rowe and Melanie Thierry in “The Great Gatsby” by David Vasiljevic for Elle France 2012

Camille Rowe and Melanie Thierry in “The Great Gatsby” by David Vasiljevic for Elle France 2012
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Luscious loves: Art Deco illustration

Luscious loves: Art Deco illustration
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Runway: Miu Miu Fall 2013 RTW collection

Runway: Miu Miu Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Runway: St John Fall 2013 RTW collection

Runway: St John Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Runway: Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 RTW collection

Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Handbags: Elie Saab vintage-inspired clutch bags

Handbags: Elie Saab vintage-inspired clutch bags
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Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 1

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 1
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Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 2

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 2
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Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 3

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 3
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Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 4

Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s - part 4
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Architecture and design: One Cornwall Terrace Mews, London

One Cornwall Terrace Mews, London which sold for $120 million in 2013
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Fashion editorial: Carolyn Murphy and Tobey Maguire by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue US April 2013

Rear Window: Carolyn Murphy and Tobey Maguire by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue US April 2013
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WISHLIST: Glamorous clutch bags

WISHLIST: Glamorous clutch bags
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Filip Grudzewski, Julie and Kasia Słomińska in The Great Gatsby by Maciej Bernas for Fashion Magazine 2012

Fashion editorial inspired by "The Great Gatsby" for Fashion Magazine 2012
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Historical style: Summary of our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s

A quick look at our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s
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A luscious childhood

A luscious childhood
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Perfume bottles, past and present

Perfume bottles, past and present
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Stylish home: All white interiors

Stylish home: All white interiors
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Inspired by vintage: Retro-inspired swimwear style

Inspired by vintage: Retro-inspired swimwear style
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Tom Palumbo, vintage fashion photographer

Tom Palumbo, vintage fashion photographer
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Live lusciously: A black and white life

Photos of beautiful black and white items to help inspire you
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A romantic life: Sophie Holmes by Pasquale Abbattista for Elle Germany June 2011

Sophie Holmes by Pasquale Abbattista for Elle Germany June 2011
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Kate Moss by Mario Testino for Vogue UK August 2011

Kate Moss by Mario Testino for Vogue UK August 2011
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Luscious loves: Hermes

A look at the products of luxury French brand, Hermes
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Lara Stone, Edita Vilkeviciute and Guinevere van Seenus in Sunday at the Park by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine 2009

Lara Stone, Edita Vilkeviciute and Guinevere van Seenus in Sunday at the Park by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine 2009
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Style icon: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

A look at the style of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
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Luscious films: In the Mood for Love and 2046

Photos from the films In the Mood for Love and 2046
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Hostess with the Mostest: Preparing for household visitors

Hostess with the Mostest: Preparing for household visitors
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Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman by Mario Testino for Vogue US July 2007

Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman by Mario Testino for Vogue US July 2007
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Luscious cocktails: Cheers!

Luscious cocktails: Cheers!
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Florence Broadhurst wallpapers, rugs, and fabrics

Colours, prints and textiles: Florence Broadhurst wallpapers, rugs, and fabrics
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1960s-70s supermodel Veruschka

1960s-70s supermodel Veruschka
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1960s-70s supermodel Veruschka: Vogue magazine covers

1960s-70s supermodel Veruschka: Vogue magazine covers
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Famous folk at home: Tom Ford's homes in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Santa Fe

A look at Tom Ford's homes in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Santa Fe
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Luscious movies: A Room with A View

A Room with A View starring Helena Bonham Carter
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The Power of Style and The Power of Glamour by Annette Tapert

Books to buy about style icons: "The Power of Style" and "The Power of Glamour" by Annette Tapert
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A Luscious Christmas: Lighting

Magical lights at Christmas time
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Historical style: Downton Abbey-related books and DVDs

Historical style: Downton Abbey-related books and DVDs
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Luscious at the movies: The best fashion films and TV shows

My top ten selections for the best fashion films and TV shows.
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Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia January 2013

Fashion editorial: Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia January 2013
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Luscious at the movies: Films with fashion influence

Here's a look at our list of films which have influenced fashion in some way...
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Luscious at the movies: Fashion documentaries and reality TV shows

A look at fashion documentaries and reality TV shows
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Luscious at the movies: TV shows with fashion history

Here are some TV shows with interesting fashion history...
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Stylish home: Black and white house exteriors

A look at black and white house exteriors
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Sneak peak: Romeo & Juliet 2013

A quick look at the new production of "Romeo & Juliet"
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Jaqueline Durran's costume designs for Anna Karenina

Jaqueline Durran's costume designs for Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina books and DVDs

Anna Karenina books and DVDs
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Keira Knightley's Anna Karenina 2012

Photos from the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina
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Luscious loves: Tory Burch

Luscious loves: Tory Burch
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Recommended reading: British and American "upper class" social history 1870s-1930s

Recommended reading: British and American "upper class" social history from the Gilded Age to the Jazz Age
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Recommended viewing: American and British period drama TV series and films

Some suggestions for American and British period dramas and films relating to the Gilded Era through to the Jazz Age
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Downton Abbey: The Crawley Sisters

Downton Abbey: The Crawley Sisters - photos of Michelle/Mary, Laura/Edith and Jessica/Sybil from the show and real life
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Inspired by the British Empire: Colonial-inspired house and interior design

British Empire-inspired house and interior design ideas
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Inspired by the British Empire: Fashion inspiration

Fashion inspired by the colonial past
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Mother of pearl colour inspiration: Creams, golds and pinks

Mother of pearl colour inspiration: Creams, golds and pinks
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Luscious textiles: Lace

Romantic lusciousness - pictures of lace
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Runway: Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 RTW collection

Lovely and ladylike frockage from Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Chinoiserie wallpaper and fabrics

Chinoiserie wallpaper and fabrics
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Chinoiserie furniture

Chinoiserie furniture
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Chinoiserie accessories

Chinoiserie accessories
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Runway: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 RTW collection

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Frockage: Inspired by Chinoiserie

Fashion inspired by Chinoiserie
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A sensual life: Luscious boys and girls

Drool-worthy folk to add some virtual lusciousness into your life
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Vintage photography: Classic black and white images

Beautiful black and white photos from some of history's best photographers
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A socialite life: CZ Guest

Style icon CZ Guest
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Style icon: Audrey Hepburn

Inspiring Audrey Hepburn pictures
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Runway: Tory Burch Fall 2013 RTW collection

Tory Burch Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Runway: Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 RTW collection

Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 RTW collection
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Foot fetish: Tory Burch shoes

Lots of beautiful shoes from Tory Burch
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Vintage fashion photography by Karen Radkai

Luscious vintage fashion photography by Karen Radkai
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"Vogue" magazine covers: covers up to the 1950s

"Vogue" magazine covers: covers up to the 1950s
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Style icon: Sophia Loren

Style icon: Sophia Loren
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Historical style: Downton Abbey

This is our main Downton Abbey photo gallery, including the characters and locations featured in this acclaimed TV series.
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Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Christmas Special 2012

Photos from the Christmas Special episode of "Downton Abbey" - season 3
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Historical style: Downton Abbey interiors

A look at the interiors and exteriors of Highclere Castle, the home of the fictional "Downton Abbey"
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Beautiful houses and gardens

Beautiful houses and gardens
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Stylish home: Libraries

Stylish home: Libraries
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Stylish home: Chandeliers

Stylish home: Chandeliers
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Luscious style: A masculine life

Luscious style: A masculine life
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Historical style: Mr Darcy

Historical style: Mr Darcy
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Frockage: La Perla -The Roaring Collection Winter 2011-2012

Luscious lingerie inspired by flapper fashion: La Perla's The Roaring Collection Winter 2011-2012
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Runway: Tory Burch Spring 2012 collection

Beautiful pastels and patterns inspired by 1920s flapper frockage in the Tory Burch Spring 2012 collection.
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Runway: Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Beautiful flapper frockage style from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
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Old Hollywood: At home with the stars

Old Hollywood: At home with the stars
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Hermes Kelly bag

Hermes Kelly bag
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Style icon: Carole Lombard

Style icon: Carole Lombard
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Luscious travel: Ode to vintage luggage

Luscious travel: Ode to vintage luggage
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Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers

Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers
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Recommended reading: Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers

Recommended reading: Epicureans, socialites, hosts, philanthropists, and entertainers

 

Marie Antoinette style

Gone with the Wind

Architecture

Anna Karenina

Victorian, Edwardian, World War I, Interwar and pre-World War II period inspiration

Art Deco

Fashion inspired by the early 20th century

1950s and 1960s inspiration

Pin-up girl style

 

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