“What a fine thing for our girls!” – Mrs Bennet’s reaction upon hearing The Culture Edit was curating the theme Hot Date.
This dress by Vivetta is a great contemporary take on Regency style lines. The cheering red colour will offset your delicate blush when a desirable match asks you to dance.
The perfect jumper for a brisk Autumn walk. The heart motif is a good perhaps not so subtle hint to handsome gentlemen you might encounter on the way.
In my day a lady of good repute wouldn’t be seen without a bonnet. I say bring back the bonnet! Saves a bunch on modern hair styling products.
This alpaca blanket is perfect for romantic evenings at home. Very soft. Mr Bennet definitely approves
A little diamond on a horse shoe never hurt anyone. It’s good luck and a great ring to catch a suitable gentleman’s imagination. British designer Alex Monroe does it again.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Don’t underestimate the emotive power of a letter in the mail. Snail mail all the way.
Sometimes dates go wrong. In those cases I say screw it! This notebook is the perfect mini diary for your sorrows or hate sonnets.
MRS BENNET CURATES A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Jane Austen opens her classic novel Pride and Prejudice by poking fun at the notion that, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Mrs Bennet, super mom (and super meddling matchmaker) to the Bennet girls couldn’t see the humour in that. In fact, she couldn’t agree more with the statement. Matchmaking is something of a lifelong calling for Mrs Bennet, our dream guest curator for this edition of The Culture Edit x Hot Date. But more than a Hot Date, this mother of five is into a good marriage.
Even if you’re not that into wedding bells, after casting an eye on this curated selection of trinkets, fashion pieces and homewares, you’ll have to admit that at least the lady’s got style. So feast your eyes on this, and as Mrs Bennet might say, you can have your pick of the litter…