Saturday, May 31, 2014

Belle

So today Katti and I went to see Belle! I really don't think I can explain the movie in a way that does it justice, but it was such a great movie with so many emotional scenes... the struggle of Belle is highlighted by her background as the daughter of an admiral and a slave woman. She was raised by her father's uncle, an Earl, but  even being brought up in a life of privilege and elevated rank was not enough for Belle to escape the prejudices that were so alive during that time. 

Katti in front of the poster!

Katti and I decided to wear outfits that were inspired by Victorian art and drawings since neither of us really had anything rococo... Katti's outfit was from the book "What People Wore" by Douglas Gorsline. It was sort of hard for me to decide what I wanted to wear, but in the end I decided to wear an outfit very loosely inspired by this painting:

Maria Dietsch (c.1850). Joseph Karl Stieler.
Oil on Canvas.

You can't really tell, but I braided my hair to look a little similar to the woman in the portrait and I wore a blouse with a lace collar and put a bow on it... I wasn't sure what the bottom of her dress looked like, but I improvised...

Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Little Dipper
Shoes and Tights: Off-brand

If you haven't seen Belle, I would highly recommend it! The costumes and scenery also made this movie a real marvel and there were so many things that the main characters wore that Katti and I wished were in our own closets! 


1 comment:

Ichi.chan said...

The idea to wore with the same themed of the movie is great!!! I love Victorian era and yours outfits are pretty. I hope to come the movie here at Spain.