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Costume Love: Daniel Deronda

Several weeks ago I watched Daniel Deronda, the beautiful BBC miniseries based on George Eliot's 1876 novel and starring Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy and Jodhi May. I'm still amazed by the costumes! The colors and the details are so amazing. This is one of the many reasons why I think I was born in the wrong century!

This post is all about Romola's costumes, because hers had the most spectacular details. She had so many of these darling little hats, they were such a fun accessory and so different from the other costume dramas I've watched.

I love these colours on her. The peachy pink tones in the dress compliment her complexion so well. She has such a fresh and sunny look in this entire miniseries.

The turquoise jewelry is fantastic, and again the color makes her look so radiant. I also love the understated, natural make-up. So pretty!

This is one of my favorites, her riding outfit. I love the coat so much, with those big buttons.

And a shot of her hair is necessary, because it's just as ornate as the dresses she wears.

I can't imagine how much time these hairstyles must have taken. Could you imagine living in an era when women put this sort of time and detail into their look every day?

Out of curiosity, if you could live in a different era of fashion, which would you choose?


thelayeredpancake said...

I agree, wrong century completely! I love Hugh Dancy.

Jen said...

Ohhhh! How did I not know about this? I hope there is a re-run because I MUST see this! I loved her as Emma and Hugh Dancy is amazing in all the Chick Flicks he does.

The costumes are spectacular! You're right, her hair is so lovely. I'm adoring this photos.

Great post!

Anna Katrina said...

i really think how the women dressed was so beautiful we really need to slow down and stop taking little things for granted

stop by sometime <3

Karen said...

Aaaah! I'm so glad you posted about this! Daniel Deronda is my all time favorite BBC miniseries and I love the book too. All of Romola's costumes are to die for, but I especially love the archery outfit, the casino dress, and the emerald green ball gown that she wears when she sees Daniel at the Chirstmas party. Gwendolen is one of my favorite characters ever (and only half of that is because of her clothes), and I adore Hugh Dancy as Daniel Deronda.

Kiki said...

Maybe it's for the best that I didn't see this post until I returned from London, I would've had to hunt down the dvd... hahaha
And I love Romola in anything period she does, she has this light elegance that translates so well to period pieces.

Really I wouldn't be able to choose which period. Maybe that's why I like acting so much: I don't have to choose... haha


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