Although this blog is about petite fashion, every now and again, there will be posts about things which I like and would like to share with you that is fashion related. Today I’d like to talk about the new ITV series, Mr Selfridge which aired last Sunday night.
If you live in the UK and didn’t get a chance to watch it, it can be seen again on the ITV Player here. US readers may be able to watch the TV series over the internet. Try googling “watch mr selfridge online”.
The first program was 1 hour long and was a treat to watch. It’s set in 1909 London and tells the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of the UK department store, Selfridges.
Harry Selfridge is actually an American who started his career at Marshall Field’s in Chicago. He then moved to London to start his own department store and the rest as they say is history.
Although the storyline in the first episode surrounds itself mainly around Mr Selfridge, the sneak preview of the next episode hints that the series will also revolve around other characters in the TV series. Here’s a sneek peek of some of the costumes:
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the costumes are gorgeous! The TV series was inspired by a book called Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Reviews of the book can be found here via UK Amazon here and US Amazon here.
I would describe Mr Selfridge as a cross between the BBC’s The Paradise and ITV’s Downton Abbey. If you’ve not already seen The Paradise there are reviews on the UK Amazon site here. Reviews of the Downton Abbey TV series can be found here for the UK readers and here for US readers.
After watching one episode I’m hooked. I’m hoping that some of the period costumes will start to influence the fashion industry as Downton Abbey did.
Have you already watched Mr Selfridge? What did you think of it?
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a trailer which I found on You Tube to whet your appetite:
Please let me know what you think by commenting below.