South Riding (2011) short review

A sad yet heartening story of a young woman in the 1930s who returns to her home in Yorkshire to become the headmistress of a girls’ school. She works to inspire the students to greater achievements and has some romantic and personal complications. Anna Maxwell Martin is a really talented actress, and she has some surprisingly smart outfits!


About the author



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.