January 24, 2014
I'm absolutely in love with Mr Selfridge. At times the dialogue feels incredibly stilted and unbelievable, as does the acting (for some reason Ari Gold doesn't transcend as well in this show) however the clothes, especially in the new season, are gorgeous!! They're so intricate and feminine and incredibly classy, much better alternatives than the rather boring ones set during the show's first seasons set in 1909. Although I love many vintage fashion trends (especially those from the 60's) I'm not one of those incredibly nostalgic people who believe that life back then was better than today; for the general populace who didn't belong to London high society it wasn't, however I can still look at these images and find multitudes of inspiration with the patterns and materials being modelled to find a modern day alternative.