I collect vintage midcentury “Hawaiian label” clothing from brands like Alfred Shaheen and Kamehameha. Unfortunately, none of my real vintage fits at the moment due to health issue-related weight gain. Fortunately, Unique Vintage has licensed the Kamehameha and Shaheen names, labels, clothing designs, and fabric prints to bring us reproductions of some of these great labels’ most popular styles (swing and sarong). Even better, everything in these lines is on closeout, so if you can find your favorite style and print in your size, you’ll get a deal.
The Guardian recently presented a list of UK filming locations that are open to visitors, including some of the spots featured in the upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
- Firle Estate in Lewes, South Downs National Park, is the Woodhouses’ Hartfield.
- Kingston Bagpuize House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was the location for Mrs. Goddard’s school.
- Chavenage House in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, stands in for the Westons’ Randalls AND the Bates’ second-floor apartments.
- Wilton House in Salisbury is Mr. Knightley’s Donwell Abbey. Wilton House crops up in a ton of period films and television shows. Portions of the 2005 Pride & Prejudice and 1995 Sense & Sensibility adaptations were filmed there (the ball scenes during which Marianne confronts Willoughby). The house’s famous Single and Double Cube rooms are well known as the secret planning locations for World War II’s famous D Day invasion. I’ve been here, and the house and grounds are well worth a visit.
- Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire stands in for the Coles’ party location.
- Leith Hill, Dorking, Surrey, stands in for Box Hill, the famous picnic scene location from the novel.
- Lower Slaughter, a village in the Cotswolds, stands in for Highbury. I’ve been here, too. Seems like every Cotswolds village is picturesque and charming in its own way.
- All Saint’s Church in St. Paul’s Walden Village, Hertfordshire, stands in for Highbury’s local church.
More on Emma‘s filming locations…
- Behind the scenes on the locations of the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, Oxford Mail, February 2020
- Where Was Emma Filmed? …from The Cinemaholic, February, 2020
- Behind the Scenes: Getting the inside story on the movie Emma, Irish Examiner, February 2020
- Tatler on several of the Emma filming locations
- Information on settings in Emma, the novel
- Emma 2 filming locations
- Emma 3 filming locations
- Emma 4 filming locations
- Article about Austen adaptation-related tours
Jason consolidated our famous “A Christmas Music Box” holiday collection into a Youtube playlist! Go check it out, and enjoy the season!
There’s another trailer for the 2020 Emma Jane Austen adaptation…
So The latest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is coming in early 2020 (ETA: It’s here now, and currently available online/remotely), set to release in the US and UK in February…
Just some housekeeping, to keep the Emma update feed complete…
- As of fall, 2018, a new historical adaptation of Emma and a remake of Clueless are planned. The Emma adaptation is set to star Anya Taylor-Joy. It’ll be directed by Autumn de Wilde with a screenplay by Eleanor Catton. The Clueless remake is coming from Paramount, producer Tracy Oliver, and writer Marquita Robinson.
- Clueless, the musical is coming to NYC in November, 2018! According to the press release: “Screenwriter and director for the film, Amy Heckerling is bringing Cher and the gang back to life with the help of The New Group, an off-Broadway theater company.” Original Clueless director Amy Heckerling says, “It’s a jukebox musical. IIt’s as if the ’90s was one year, and we’re taking songs from the ’90s and playing with the lyrics to make them tell the story. We just had a sing-through/read-through the other day, and it went really well. They’re just wonderful young actors. A lot of them are coming [to the retrospective].”
- A new Clueless musical?
- A Clueless comic book
Happy Halloween from me and Jason! The fourth installment in our Halloween playlist series is available! Use it for your Halloween party soundtrack! Listen for fun! Do all the good things!
For our previous collections: http://www.strangegirl.com/2011/10/01/audio-collections-this-is-haunted-halloween-is-back-with-more/
I was recently asked to participate in a blog post all about vintage-inspired weddings, presented by Lady Vintage (AKA “Lady V London”). Since I admire Lady V’s beautiful made-in-England vintage repro dresses, I was excited to collaborate!
My tips dealt specifically with incorporating real vintage jewelry into your wedding, but there’s lots more advice from a variety of great vintage bloggers worth checking out in the piece!