January 7, 2011

Old South, New Fashion part 2

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Around this blog, Gone with the Wind is kind of a religion and a little while back, I posted about some lovely fashions that appeared very much in parallel with costumes from the film. I recently ran across another frock that immediately recalled Scarlett O’Hara (at least to me) and wanted to share it.

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The gorgeous green number on the right is from Monique Lhuillier’s Pre-Fall 2011 Collection and the moment I saw it, all I could think about was Scarlett’s famous drapery gown. I first viewed the dress on the blog of another sweet southern gal, Your Southern Peach, who always has fabulous content (check her out!). The rich green material, the draping, the heaviness of it all…if this isn’t reminiscent of Scarlett’s “Visiting Rhett in Jail” dress, I don’t know what is.

Earlier in the week, the adorable Tiffany from HOLIDAY posted this quote on her blog and I felt all these little coincidences just had to be shared. Hopefully Tiff doesn’t mind my stealing the quote:

"You come out of Gone With The Wind feeling that history isn't so disturbing after all.  One can always make a dress out of a curtain." - Dilys Powell, film critic

Although, speaking of disturbing, I ran across this image from a Halloween event covered by New York Magazine…I’m not totally opposed to dressing up your pet, but does this pug look happy to you?

 puglet o'hara halloween costume

Happy Friday All!

16 comments:

  1. Wow!! That dress is beautiful!! Love your GWTW posts! My fave!! :D Happy Friday!!!

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  2. <3!!! So pretty! Girl I have been so busy planning for the 75th Anniversary of GWTW - you need to get your booty to ATL in June! There is so much going on!

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  3. I'm a GWTW fan as well, and that green dress is TO DIE FOR. Now, for a place to WEAR something like that! ;-)

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  4. Hey gorgeous girl! I am in LOVE with that amazing Monique green gown! Tres Scarlett indeed, you have such a great eye for beautiful things! Oh and poor sweet little pug just looks miserable and in need of some snuggles! Wishing you the best weekend ever, thanks for your sweet FB message, can't wait to catch up soon!! oxxoxoxo

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  5. I am having thoughts about that sweet little pug in that pumpkin green dress being pushed in a parade maybe?

    I love pugs and have one but that little thing was not having fun

    Scarlett's dress was amazing loved that show , very sad to me but life is sometimes

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  6. Kate,
    I promise we think so much alike because I thought the SAME thing about that dress when I shared it on YSP! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Thanks so much for the mention and as always, I LOVE GWTW posts and photos of Vivien. Stunning!

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  7. Oh, how I wish i had something to wear that dress to. Totally in love with it.

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  8. Great post I love "Gone with the Wind" I am trying to teach my Yankee husband that it is a staple for every Southern girl to own the movie and book.

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  9. I need that green dress...and perhaps that pug as well

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  10. We are sympatico...especially this week! xoxo

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  11. I so adore that green dress, but that pug made me laugh out loud.

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  12. The dress is beautiful!
    The pug looks miserable! Poor baby

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  13. Can't help but laugh at that poor pug! Who would do that to their furbaby? :D

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  14. That Monique Lhuillier dress is stunning! It's definitely reminiscent of Scarlett's.

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  15. The poor pug just isn't working it like Scarlett did! lol

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. oh my goodness - that little pug is just the SWEETEST thing!!

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Lay it on me y'all!