11 Aug 2011

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Kate Moss dons historical fancy dress for Vogue photoshoot

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Kate Moss has been pictured wearing historical fancy dress for her latest Vogue photoshoot.

The model is posing for the cover of the US version of the magazine wearing a billowing purple frock reminiscent of a medieval princess.

In the editorial, she discusses her love for all things romantic and even her liking of the fashions in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

She also revealed that the inspiration behind her own bridal outfit – designed for her by John Galliano – came from

08 Aug 2011

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Producers of Downton Abbey make sure new series is realistic

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The people behind hit period drama Downton Abbey have been working hard to ensure the new series is as realistic as possible.

Autumn's eight episodes are set during the First World War and the Daily Mail reports that injured soldiers from modern conflicts have been used as extras to show the "harsh reality" of the devastating conflict.

Simon Weston, the serviceman who was badly burnt during the Falklands conflict in 1982, was recruited as an advisor to ensure

02 Aug 2011

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Orlando Bloom to keep Three Musketeers fancy dress

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Orlando Bloom has revealed he intends to keep the historical fancy dress he wears in the new Three Musketeers movie.

The actor told ContactMusic.com that he enjoyed wearing his character's costumes and really embraced the sporting of skirts and other items.

He commented: "The boots are staying and the costumes, too. That's definitely a fancy dress outfit one day down the line – probably for my son."

Bloom has a baby son with model Miranda Kerr, so it

14 Jul 2011

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Research for exhibition reveals humorous Victorian mishaps

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Research carried out for an exhibition has revealed that there were some interesting accidents back in the Victorian times.

We may hear of people slipping on grapes in supermarkets and tripping on footpaths, but our counterparts back in the 1800s seem to have been much more unfortunate, Aviva has revealed.

For example, a gentleman in Mold made an insurance claim after hurting his big toe trying to kick a dog and missing, while an artist from Swansea received £30 in 1886

07 Jul 2011

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Meryl Streep’s a dead ringer for Baroness Thatcher

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Meryl Streep had plenty of practice playing a woman who didn't stand any messing in The Devil Wears Prada, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that she did the same with flair as Margaret Thatcher in new film Iron Lady.

However, what is quite remarkable is the fact that the Hollywood A-lister has become a dead ringer for the first female prime minister, even down to the way she sounds.

A trailer has now been released for Iron Lady, which comes out on January 6th

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