Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Terror and Erebus

I recently paid a visit to the Royal Alberta Museum to see an exhibit on Arctic exploration and, more specifically, the ill-fated voyage of Sir John Franklin and the ships Terror and Erebus. If I hadn’t decided to pursue early modern English social and gender history for my PhD I would have studied nineteenth century British naval history with a focus on Arctic exploration. I’m obsessed with the Franklin expedition and have devoured everything ever written on it so, needless to say, the exhibit was a treat for me. The windstorm that I tried to snap photos in after leaving the museum was not. Also, it was not actually all that cold but I was getting over a head cold when I went and generally felt pretty miserable so I'm wearing a lot of layers. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

  leggings: Target / tunic: H&M / faux fur-trimmed sweater: thrifted, Value Village / boots: Kohls / jacket: ASOS / purse: Zara


Adrienne said...

That sounds like an amazing exhibit. Also, if I had a nickel for every time the wind screwed with my outfit photos, I'd be a rich woman.

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LyddieGal said...

Damn that wind! Ruiner of outfit photos. Love your contrast sleeve jacket and furry layering.
Feel better Courtney!

JennaStevie said...

I haaaaate the wind, such a jerk for fashion bloggers. Sounds like an awesome exhibit!!
I love this coat though, perfect with the fur trimmed sweater.

Sandy Joe said...

This is a clear indication of the nonsensical weather here in Edmonton. I love that it looks like you're doing hair whips/head banging at the museum though. Well played.

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Closet Fashionista said...

1. I love this outfit
2. I wish I was as devoted as you to history. I love watching stuff on the history channel and find it fascinating but I don't have the motivation to read about it or watch all the shows (I usually just happen across things and leave them on) That happened with a show on the Titanic this weekend, I was glued to the TV, ha ha

StyleIDnet said...

Love the windy pictures, very candid.
How cool is to satisfy passions? History is not mine but every once in a while I find it very interesting and without wanting get engaged in books or other reading that my mom has around. She loves history, specially if it has to do with royalty.
Love the coat you are wearing and yes, it looks like its a bit too cold from here.
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noone said...

wow it still looks so cold there?! so weird because it's so hot here now. I kind of like how the wind is blowing on your hair in these pics hehe

Cee said...

Wind is, without a doubt, a fashion blogger's worst enemy. I almost wish I got paid for photos with hair in my face, because I would be a very wealthy woman if I did :) Love your coat!

Unknown said...

That's is so cool !! What a great experience !!

And I can totally understand what you are saying ! Anyhow, the layering looks good !!


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welldressedmaker said...

You and my husband both! He's obsessed with Arctic exploration! I think it's fascinating, but not enough cannibalism. Not enough. Also, I think your hurr is looking mighty red and fantastic in these photos! LOVE it.
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

The hubs has become really into history these days, so I might have to make my way to all the museums in the world!

I actually really like the way the wind is blowing your hair in these pics--and the jacket too.

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Eli said...

I've had many similar windy day blogging photos. I feel your pain :)

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

charming look great! love the top

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Isabel said...

zara has really been selling some great bags lately! love that one!

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The wind is horrible at times, but I just love that first image! I love history, specifically period textiles, which is why i started in 18th and 19th Century costume design. happy weekend.