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HISTORICAL STYLE: Downton Abbey Series 5 – official trailer

 

 

 

Here’s the new trailer for Season 5 of Downton Abbey.

The show returns to ITV in Britain on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 9pm and includes guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor, as well as all our favourites such as Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.

Are you excited? Or over it?

Natasha xx

 

 

 

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Gatsby style: Mansions of the Gilded Age including Newport, Rhode Island, and New York

I’m obsessed with the Gilded Age and Jazz Age, which explains why we’ve had so much coverage on Luscious of movies, TV shows, architecture and fashion from these periods in history, from Downton Abbey to The Great Gatsby. The lives of these ridiculously wealthy business people (in the US) and aristocracy (in the UK) fascinate me…

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Gatsby style: Embrace the lifestyle of “The Great Gatsby”

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Obsessed with all-things Gatsby? Want to the live the life of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby? Keen to track down more about the book and film adaptations, and walk in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Then here’s our guide to the Gatsby trail

 

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Architecture: Beaux Arts and Art Deco style

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The Great Gatsby was written in the early 1920s, so the design style of the time was Beaux Arts moving into Art Deco. Here’s a quick look at both styles of architecture and interior design…

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Gatsby style: The original houses which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the new film sets from The Great Gatsby 2013

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GREAT GATSBY SET DESIGN: Here are some early-release images from Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 production of The Great Gatsby movie…

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Luscious at the movies: Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s – part 2

This post follows on from Luscious at the movies: Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s – part 1 and contains more luscious images of fashion from period dramas set in the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, but primarily the Edwardian and Jazz Age periods of history…

 

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Fascinating folk: Zelda Fitzgerald

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is probably one of the most interesting characters in the 20th century. She was an icon of her age, dubbed ‘the first American flapper’, and married to one of the most famous and influential writers of the time, F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose work we now call ‘quintessential’.

Yet Zelda struggled her whole life with the expectations of society, and wanted nothing more than to be recognised as an artist in her own right… Continue reading »

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Historical style: Runway fashion influenced by the 1900s-1930s

A look at how fashion designers are taking influenced by history, particularly the 1900s-1930s, and transporting it to the runway…

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Famous folk at home: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in Great Neck, Long Island, New York

6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, Long Island

F. Scott Fitzgerald lived with his wife Zelda Fitzgerald at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, in King’s Point on Long Island, New York, from 1922-1924s, and based West Egg in the book, The Great Gatsby, on Great Neck/King’s Point, and the neighbouring East Egg was modelled on the more affluent Sands PointContinue reading »

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Luscious loves: F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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I first read F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby when I was 17. I know it’s corny to say that a book changed my life, but that’s what happened…

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