26 January 2012

Downton Abbey or Born in the wrong time..

Without wanting to sound pretencious by saying  I was born in a wrong time, I will just say that I deeply regret I wasn't.. That feeling became even more intense while watching a brilliant British costume series Downton Abbey, with magnificent crew, great acting, marvellous interiors and astonishing costumography. All this superlatives resulted a with budget of milion pounds per episode.. But prooved it's every minute was more than worth it. It was really a sight for sore eyes, especially for British costume dramas addict that I am. Which even made me think about probably being a member of British aristocracy in the past life ;)

The plot is set at the beginning of the 20th century, very turbulent times  for aristocratic family Crowley, living in Downton Abbey, being this humble little residence in the back...



In the rise of a new era, bringing  inovations (from electricity, telephone, gramophone to swivel chair), industrialisation, strengthening of women's rights and burgeoisie becoming more and more powerful, old aristocracy, along with their servants, will have to find their way in the new world order..


Being a woman, of corse, I was sighing and drooling all the way watching women's apparel from 1910 to 1920s. It made me wonder if  today women really forgot the true meaning of feminine beauty and the kind of clothes that emphasises it. See for yourself...












 Probably the best part of the series is a  relationship between aristocracy and their servants, depicted in warm, compassionate and human manner, with their destinys inseparabley interwoven...




All the way you could enjoy the beautiful interiors souch as this...






And, of course, my new muse - brilliant Maggie Smith in the role of cynical Countess of Dowager,  ...



...and her memorable quotes, of which my favourite being : "Oh, don't be souch a defeitist, it's so middle-class" :) (I 'll definitely have to embrace her attitude ;)

                                         

I'm having a hard time admiting myself that I'm a romantic...but, it turns out to be that I am one ;)...



12 comments:

  1. da te malo utješim?
    oblekica je mrak, glumačka ekipa također, ali sjeti se d u to vrijeme ne bi imale prava glasa, o nama bi odlučivali drugi, pripadale bi mužu ili oca, najvjerojatnije bi bile neobrazovane, zdravstvena skrb bila je užasna, kozmetikai zubna hijgijena ubi Bože, a šanse da se rodimo kao članice aristokracije koja je uživala pogodnosti toga doba neznatna je.

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    1. pa,uvijek možemo maštati ;)...

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  2. Divne su oprave! meni je zanimljivo promatrati kako život ide u ciklusima: u to vrijeme žene su bile dost pokrivene, da bi tek nakon te dekade krenulo skraćivanje suknji i haljina ( Coco Chanel) i borba za ženska prava. Danas, kad je sve to otišlo u drugu krajnost, kad je postalo normalno da ti tange vire iz hlača kad sjedneš na kavu, nedosanjani san postaje ta pokrivena ženstvenost. slažem se da je lijepo sanjariti:) samo mislim da bismo sve fasovale u onom dobu.ako nemamo pored sebe mušku osobu koja bi imala razumijevanja za naš razvitak, do 33. bi imale čopor djece i vjerovatno umrle na porodu. loša prehrana, loša higijena, malo obrazovanja, i, ako smijem dodati, dost dosadan život ako si negdje na ladanju.
    a mi možemo tebe ovak obuć i danas, samo javi;)

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    1. Hahaha, ali u mojim maštarijama, ja, naravno, imam pored sebe mušku osobu koja bi imala razumijevanja za moj razvitak. I još je k tome i zgodna :)

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  3. hahaha! ne pomažu naša 'pomaganja'? :)
    ti si neporavljivi romantičar, ha?
    a što jest jest: sve je idilično do daske! :)

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    1. pa da! bar u mašti možemo raditi što nas je volja :)

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  4. a ja sam mislila da samo ja pratim kakav nakit nose žene po povijesnim serijama i uzdišem nad njihovim haljinama. maggie je super. seriji još samo fale rickman, firth i nighy pa da bude savršena. ok, rickman i firth su optional. nighy je must :)

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  5. dada, definitivno!!ali i ova ekipa je sasvim solidna! Haha, drago mi da nisam jedini nakačenjaković na britanske povijesne serije! :)

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  6. preporučam Boardwalk Empire ljubiteljicama ženstvenog nakita i garedobe:)

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    1. mmmm, hvala za preporuku, skida se! ;)

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  7. Divno ruho za dame i gospodu... Ako ti išta znači, kad dođem do ovog tvog virtualnog mjestašca, osjećam se kao da sam preskočila koje stoljeće unatrag... Čak mi se učini da bi se to i dogodilo da skoknem do grada na 4 rijeke...
    (Jedva čekam d-date, nadam se da ću imati štogod fairy vintage za vidjeti ;))

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    1. Hvala, Marija, puno mi znači! Ako budeš u blizini grada na 4 rijeke, svakako mi se javi, bilo bi mi drago! ;) I ja čekam d-date...;)

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