Sir Bingley is a unique online store. Not only does its name come from Charles Bingley, one of our own lovable Pride and Prejudice gentleman, but it looks to re-create some of what the Regency era meant for us, in the 21st Century. Filled with specials and cute “circle of friends” discounts, this store opens in two days- and I’m already excited.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Pride and Prejudice can be inspiring for many different reasons. For Eva Whitney, a 24 year old living in New York City, it was Mr. Darcy who inspired her new original stationery line Darcy Paper– a combination of classic and quirky designs to suit almost every taste and occasion. Seriously these invites, cards and so on are just way too cute- I can’t take my eyes off of them.
I cannot believe that I have not seen this stunning piece of work before. In the manner of Frontier House, a series called Regency House Party is born. It’s a sort of 1700s dating game (actually “1811”), where for nine weeks five single men and women are taken back two hundred years in time to court one another. Set in Kentchurch Court in Herefordshire this is a shocking change for all of the participants and is made to be very authentic (with chaperones, suckling pigs… the whole deal). It has lovely little snippets about the Regency era, and shows the transformation of the men and women into their historical counterparts. Plus, it’s all on youtube.
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders
Written by Josephine Ross, Illustrated by Henrietta Webb
This short but adorable little book set me back just $3.95 from Basement Books (Sydney, Central- my usual haunt) when it RRPs at about eight pounds. I couldn’t resist the little watercolour-esque illustration on the front- and while it was only around 130 pages long it kept me immersed for long enough and don’t be alarmed- the gorgeous images continue throughout, only getting more delightful.
School of Rock writer Mike White has apparently been offered the job by Lionsgate to direct Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (I’m waiting on confirmation, but web sources are fairly sure). I won’t deny that School Of Rock was an epic movie that I have watched many times (there’s a trailer below if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it before). But this choice has now solidified the film into the ridiculous as far as I am concerned- particularly when considering that Mike White even had a romp around the Zombieland film set.
It’s looking grim for the Quirks Classic potential movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But why? It was set to be a masterpiece- with Austen-style beauty and the undead combined. Or something. David O Russell, the planned director, bailed on the production. As did Natalie Portman (set to be producing and acting as Elizabeth Bennet). But… there might be some good news…
At the beginning of each week, I am going to attempt to do a basic round-up of any Pride and Prejudice news that has been floating around that I have missed/doesn’t constitute a full post. I’m constantly being sent things from friends, so it only seems fair that I pass them on to you!