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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cinema Spotlight-Dancing on The Edge




I don't usually do two cinema spotlights in once week  but I just finished watching Dancing on The Edge a BBC television drama released in 2013, (see I'm always behind the times and not just in what I wear.)  I can't say enough about  how much I loved this series.    It had a great plot with enough twists to keep it interesting, a handsome leading man who looked very dapper in a tuxedo, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, wonderful music, a diverse cast (sadly a rarity in many 1930s period shows and films), and of course amazing clothing.  


Day Dresses:

Really pretty print numbers and I love the belt.  




I love a women of a certain age with style and this look is perfect, Im particularly envious of the  hair




The sleeves on this claret colored dress are to die for



Pants:

The wide legged pants, blouse and sweater, the whole look is divine
It's hard to see but this sweater has a bow, I can't resist a bow at the neck, and with the navy wide legged pants the whole looks is 1930s casual perfected





Coats:





The above image show nice era appropriate  day coats
This looks like a very ornate almost 20s style evening coat and velt dress




Two examples of amazing velvet evening coats. 



Evening Gowns:






As a show about a jazz band the show has more evening looks then anything else.   There all beautiful.
This is my favorite of the evening looks, I love the strips.   




And of course there are hats:







For a period drama there actually aren't that many hats.   I think those that there are though are a great example of more wearable styles of the period.  My favorite is the large black sun style hat.  


And my favorite look of all:

The actress Wunmi Mosaku looks so beautiful here.  I love the bright collars, hat, scarf, bag, everything.  I particularly like how the velvet dress is being worn like a day dress.   
Evening if you don't have any interest in vintage clothing you should definitely consider watching Dancing on The Edge, my husband liked it nearly as much as I did and of course he has no interest in vintage!  

8 comments:

  1. I love the texture of the various fabrics and the way they catch the light.

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  2. Oh my! I remember seeing a photo of the brunette in a knitted dress and wanted to see that picture. Now I'm really going to get on and watch it! Great post!!

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  3. Wonderful fashions, I don't know whether to envy them or pity them, they can't have been comfortable to relax in.
    Lynne x

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  4. They're just gorgeous. Have you chosen your next 'look'?

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  5. Velvet coats, just how snuggly are they!!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Sounds like it's a great show. I definitely love fashion! That large black sun style hat is gorgeous!

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  7. Oh, my friend recently mentioned this show to me and I'd already forgotten the name, so thanks for the reminder! And I had planned to watch it on my own, but if your hubs liked it maybe mine will too!

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