Temptation not only for him, but for me. For him, the chance to be what he was made for by nature, what fate had denied him. He was born and bred to this: the stewardship of a large estate, the care of the people on it, a place of respect among men of substance, his peers. More importantly, the restoration of clan and family.
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 13
Jamie Fraser is one of the greatest literary characters. Diana Gabaldon has seamlessly created and developed him to be complete with a high sense of integrity, honor, ingenuity, and leadership that sets him apart from all the other characters. Yet, he also shares the same hopes, fears and even mannerisms that can be subjectively related to each and every one of us. This ability to present the character of Jamie Fraser with depth and human appeal is what allows us to clearly identify and feel as though there is a real personal connection to him. For all of us, it feels like this bond has grown stronger with each book in the series and also from watching the award nominating performances of Sam Heughan, who portrays Jamie Fraser.
In this blog we wanted to send our sincere appreciation for all that Sam Heughan does on and behind the Outlander series. From charitable endeavors to supporting social change, he has put his stardom to great use. In addition, his portrayal of Jamie Frasier continues to capture his audience and take command of the screen. To avid fans there is simply nothing better. We know his relentless work ethic will lead him on a path of continued success and no one deserves it more. Continue reading Sass3nach’s Appreciation for Sam Heughan’s Portrayal of Jamie Fraser
Who motivates you? I find myself constantly inspired by many people around me, as well as the creative minds behind the authenticity of Outlander itself. From costumes to set design, I continue to be amazed by their innovation, drive for their craft, and their willingness to share their vision and inspiration of specific pieces with fans.
Watching the process from afar has been a pleasant journey. However, when I had the opportunity to meet someone I greatly admire, I was filled with excitement that was beyond words. Needless to say, I struggled to maintain my composure during a brief conversation with one person who absolutely moves me: the beautiful and talented Terry Dresbach.
Continue reading A Cherished Moment With Terry Dresbach
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum Store (FIDM) had an event entitled “A Morning in the Apothecary.” At the event, there was a guest alchemist that spoke about the general medicinal usage of herbs within 18th century apothecaries. We couldn’t wait to attend this event and learn more about this topic. With trivia, giveaways, treats, and Master Raymond’s embroidered jacket being close at hand, we knew this would be an event to remember!
Continue reading Outlander Herbal Event at the FIDM Museum Shop
On Saturday, August 27th, Sass3 headed north to FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, to see the Outlander Costumes. Back in July, initially we viewed the huge costume exhibit at the Paley Media Center in Beverly Hills; however, some of the pieces were not available. For this road trip to FIDM, we were particularly interested in seeing Claire Fraser’s “Dior” dress. Continue reading Emmy Nominated Outlander Costumes at FIDM