I’ve been hard at work on Christmas gifts, so I’ve been watching more TV than usual. (I’ve got one gift left to finish- and it feels like it’s taking forever!)
Lucky for me, I just got to spend 10 hours with the excellent new Netflix show, The Crown. I love a good costume drama, and this is a good costume drama. It follows Queen Elizabeth from just before her ascension through to the late 50s (I believe, I’m not great with dates). It’s a very interesting view into the life of the young queen, her advisors, and her political opponents. It’s a family drama, a political thriller, and kind of a coming-of-age story, all in one. And, of course the costumes are gorgeous- the dresses, the jewels, the ridiculous military garb Prince Philip wears. It’s all amazing.
Of course Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip don’t wear knitted jumpers to attend to matters of state, but when she’s at home, dealing with the day-to-day of “Queening,” you’d better believe Elizabeth rocks a cardigan (I bet they’re all cashmere, too).
She’s got somber ones for supervising work around the house.
And collared ones for meeting with her advisors.But they all look quite lovely with a big silk skirt with lots of petticoats.Want to let your inner Queen Elizabeth shine? Try one of these royally cute cardi’s:
I love the touch of cables on this one, though the Queen would not approve of the short shorts.
Chimera Cardigan by Amy HerzogI love the texture on this cardigan, but I think the Queen would think the big flower was a little “common.” I bet she’d decorate the sweater with a gold-and-diamond brooch from her personal jewelry collection.
Christina by Kim HargreavesI love the little fake peplum at the bottom of this sweater. It might be a little “much” for the queen, though. She’s got very refined tastes.
Myra by Kim HargreavesHave you watched The Crown? It’s so good, right?