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Our suggestion for a rainy weekend afternoon

Our suggestion for a rainy weekend afternoon

This weekend that promises to be cold and rainy, at least here in Cascais, we suggest an afternoon of Netflix. So if you are a fan of the British Royal Family and a fashion addict, like us,  you can´t miss the Netflix drama The Crown, one of the most extravagant television programmes a.k.a the more expensive ever made.

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The crown tells the story of the early years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, starting in 1947 with a 21-year-old, just-married Elizabeth (Claire Foy). The decade following covers the beginning of her reign, the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip (the 11th “Doctor Who,” Matt Smith), the dynamics, as a young female monarch, with an aging Prime Minister Winston Churchill (and a government full of crusty old men) and relationship with her younger sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), who wants to marry a divorced man (Keep in mind, Elizabeth’s father became King after his brother, Edward, abdicated to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson).

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We are completed obsessed not only with the story and each characters, but also with the stunning and impressive wardrobe. The costume designer, Michele Clapton, who is also the genius behind Games of Thrones´s Emmy-winning wardrobe, nailed it again. Can you imagine that the replica of Princess Elizabeth´s wedding dress cost Netflix a huge £30.000 to make and seven weeks to create. How insane is that?!?

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Our favorite character wardrobe is definitely Queen Elizabeth´s sister, the chic and naughty princess Margaret. New fashion icon alert! But it’s not just the wardrobe that is amazing, the scenes filmed in Malta, Kenya (this one is definitely our favorite), and Balmoral in Scotland are breathtaking.

You can watch the trailer here, but we can´t promise that you will resist to start seeing the entire series right away 😉