July 13, 2020

I have always been a bit of a history geek, specifically the social side of history including a love of historical fashion. I'm lucky enough to have a career that allows me to pursue this passion for fashion and history; where I can often be found trawling eBay/Etsy/ch...

August 5, 2019

Part 5 of my BA Hons Costume dissertation, 07/02/2012.


One can argue that heritage film can create an insight into the past, but it can do so with both historically accurate and inaccurate costumes depending on the film’s setting and the degree of inaccuracy....

July 29, 2019

Part 4 of my BA Hons Costume dissertation 07/02/2012.

Chapter 3

‘The use of costume as a symbol’       

This chapter focuses on the post-modern theory of costume within film as a symbol. The study will examine whether this symbol can give us...

July 22, 2019

Part 3 of my BA Hons costume dissertation, 07/02/2012.

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July 15, 2019

Part 2 of my BA Hons costume dissertation, 07/02/2012.

Chapter 1

‘Period costume in film: Is it ever historically accurate?’   

This chapter aims to assess how historically accurate the costumes are in the heritage film The Portrait of a Lady. It shall explore t...

July 8, 2019

While I was studying for my BA Hons Costume degree I discovered a great passion for and a deeper understanding for fashion history and theory; this is most visible in my final dissertation with discusses Costume in Heritage Film with the focus on 'The Portrait of a Lad...

January 5, 2017

I am having another Throwback Thursday moment, I fear it may become a trend for this blog!

Today I am looking back through another one of my university projects, this one is from a project where we had to reproduce a costume from a film of our choice. I chose to make th...

December 29, 2016

As I look through my portfolio and writing from university I am drawn to my work for the Janet Arnold Pattern's of Fashion competition that I became a finalist in in 2012. This project started off as an intimidating challenge, but surprisingly, I managed to finish and...

The fashions of the 1960s have always been a favourite of mine, I love the wide spectrum of styles, shapes and colours used and how the 'freedom of fashion' really kicked off during this decade. Despite this, until recently I had only skimmed over the late 1960s trend...


Like many of my fellow students at the time, my introduction to the Costume Society was through taking part in the Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion Award. I have been talking to some of the previous Award winners about their experiences, I'm sure that they will inspir...

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