- They can add color.
- They can hide a scar or band aid.
- They can make your legs look thinner.
- They can be opaque or see-through.
- They can make a really short skirt more real-world appropriate.
- They can make you more real-world appropriate.
- They can dress you up.
- They can dress you down.
- They can make you feel pretty.
- I like pretty.
Posted by Jillian at 8:40 PM
|Studying/making PBJ sandwiches: Red|
My favorite part of the costuming is the running thread of white and red, either on Jenny, or echoed in the Harvard colors, which runs through. Jenny wears a lot of color, and the only big scenes in which she isn't wearing a little something are their wedding, where she is, as expected, in white, and her on her deathbed, where she's also angelic in outfit. I think the white choices here are obvious, but the red less so. She is clearly the heroine, and there is no Scarlett O'Hara red dress agenda here, I think it's just a way to set her apart. She's a beautiful woman, she loves her husband, and she stands out in a room. She isn't like any of the girls Oliver's father wanted him to marry, girls who would conform, and fade into the background. Jenny stands out, she catches your attention, and she doesn't have to say she's sorry.
|Graduation: Ollie's red|
|Meeting the parents: Red|
|Carrying over the threshold: Red (This one's my favorite!)|
|No Doubt, circa 1995|
|No Doubt, circa 2000|
|No Doubt, circa 2002|
|She's my biggest fan|
|Her own Sound of Music Fiddler on the Roof Hara Juku designs|
|When you google "Gwen Stefani wedding dress," google suggests you add "replicas" on the end. That's how much people like her dress. Girl knows what she likes.|
Posted by Jillian at 9:04 PM
Years ago, Plum wrote an article about The Trench. I capitalize it because it was a Burberry. And not just any Burberry, it was a custom made, perfect trench coat, which I'm sure the magazine paid for, and paid her to write about. That's double rewards right there. The moment in which I read that article was the moment I started wanting a trench coat. Casablanca made teenage Jillian want a trench in a romantic kind of way, Plum made her want one in a classic kind of way. Now grow-up Jill finally has one. (I will also say that this summer of rain inspired me to actually do some research and buy one, and I was also inspired, embarrassingly, by NBC's newest incarnation of Jane Timmoney, played by Maria Bello, who has a real nice one.)
|Kate Moss in a classic Burberry trench|
|His and hers - Holly Golightly knew her fashion|
|My own personal button|
One of my favorite (and I have MANY) coffee table books is called One Special Summer. It's an illustrated account of Jackie and Lee Bouvier's adventures in Europe during the summer of 1951. Jackie drew the pictures, they both wrote the words. These are 2 women that inspired fashion and decorating not just in their prime, but even now, almost 60 years later. Lee was always the more risky of the two, the younger sister, bolder. Jackie married a Senator, Lee married a Prince. Jackie used history and tradition to redecorate the White House, Lee used exotic prints and stand-out details in her interior decorating. (I have to admit, Lee is my fav, but I love Jackie so much..) There isn't one stronger than the other, and together they are perfection.
ALSO: someday I will post about their insanely, loveably eccentric aunt and cousin.
But here, for your enjoyment, are the Sisters Bouvier:
When I was a little kid, I remember being sick, laying in bed with a washcloth on my forehead, my mom moving the TV into my room. And I specifically remember the beginning of The Partridge Family theme song, and my mom getting up and changing the channel. I just assumed it was some kind of grown-up show, something kids couldn't watch. Turns out, Mom just thought it was annoying. Perhaps this adds to my current obsession with Laurie Partridge, and her huge-mouthed, wide-eyed gorgeousness. I don't know. All I know is, Mom thought she was a nerd, I love her, and I'm not sure we can both be right. Laurie's 70s style staples: prairie-inspired maxi dresses (Jessica McClintock/Gunne Sax), floppy hats, sweater vests (vests in general are a huge Partridge item), big collars, and lots of stripes.
It's what I love. I can't help it. I love being fancy, pretty, stylish, vintage, crazy, outrageo
us, colorful, happy, and building my live around the things I love. There is a skill to
this, I think, and that's something I'm still working on. You can collect based on aesthetic, but every collection needs a curation. Every grouping needs to be edited. So, I present as many new (or new to me) things as I can, hoping to find some things that really stick.
Posted by Jillian at 6:41 PM