Rocking the Stuart Style

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, is currently running an exhibit about the fashions of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs.

As if I need another reason to wish I could jet to England on a moment's notice. Here's an article on the exhibit that sums it up.

The exhibit focuses on the trendsetting fashions of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. These kings and queens knew how to live large, and to wear enough heels and ruffles to put the Victorians to shame. Think lots of brocade for both men and women, codpieces, beauty marks and luscious hair. This was the age of Bubonic Plague, the Reformation and the London fire, and these monarchs faced all these calamities with poise, grace and a wicked sense of style. 

Since I can't journey to London for the exhibit, I will console myself with a few beefy actors who've rocked the Stuart style on film.

Not the right era but I couldn't resist.

Nor could I resist the Count de Monet.

I don't write about this time period but I do write about the Regency so check out my books


Heather said...

Ha ha, the word codpiece makes me laugh. I too wish I could jet off to England. Maybe one day.

Anyway, new follower here from Tuesday's Tea Party. Have a great week! Would love for you to visit when you get a chance!

Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands

Rhonda said...

I am with you, wanting to go to London. What an amazing exhibit. Thanks for sharing these photos.

Karren Haller said...

Thanks for sharing and for hosting as well, I appreciate that you have stopped by Oh My Heartsie today!!

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Maggie Winter said...

Well you had me with the top image:)
I'm English and love history, sadly I'm in Brazil so will be missing this as well, which is a shame. Thanks for the links I will check them out. See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Love Eric Bana. When I went to see Troy I preferred him to Brad. There's just something awfully appealing about him :)

Marie Moody said...

My grandfather was born in London & with a name like Chamberlin you can't get much more English then that! Love this thanks so much for sharing, and joining my linky. Have a great weekend.

Trish said...

Oh I'm going to have to check our the third book sounds awesome!
trish - my follow friday