Mr Selfridge S01E04 - Natalia Kremen as Anna Pavlova wearing a white swan ballet costume. White feathers embellished with skirt, the bodice and the headpiece; the bodice and the skirt were embellished with iridescent crystals and beads, too.
Mr Selfridge S03E09 - Hannah Tointon as Violette Selfridge wearing a grey velvet opera coat with fur collar and a scarlet red velvet evening dress with silver lace details accenting the neckline and the waist-line, worn with white opera gloves.
Costume Designer James Keast has been responsible for costuming several BBC and ITV series over the years, including The Scandalous Lady W and Mr.Selfridge. Keast seems to have designed this pretty blue gown for the 2012 production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, where it was worn on Tamzin Merchant as Rosa Bud. The gown was seen again most recently in ITV’s Victoria, where it was worn on Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria.
Because ageism is so seldom acknowledged, people say things about older people that they would never utter about other groups. (Red flag: the use of the term “young” as a superlative.) Here’s a newsflash — just because someone is a “digital native” does not mean he or she is automatically imbued with skills superior to those have successfully shifted mastery from old technology to new. As Brodie Keast, a tech veteran (which, to my chagrin, has become a code word for “old’), wrote, the bogus stereotypes of older workers — lapsed skills, old ideas, toned-down work ethic, poor health, and unwillingness to “fit in” — are particularly insidious, because few bother to question them.