Miss Austen Regrets (2008) short review

Tells the fictionalized story of Jane Austen’s last period of her life as she deals with romantic regrets and the implications of her choice to be a writer, with Olivia Williams as the title character. I loved the story, acting and casting, and found it to be very emotionally moving. Sadly, the costumes (by the same designer who did many of the 2007/08 ITV productions) was SO boring and samey in all of these productions, this one included. While the costumes weren’t ugly or inauthentic, they were a big zzzzzzzz.

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Kendra

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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