January 7, 2011

Old South, New Fashion part 2


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.


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!