Monday, April 25, 2011

Jane Eyre

Dress & cardigan, J.Crew. Tights, Hue. Wellies, Hunter.

Although I love to wear wellies and cardigans day in and day out, I'm craving lighter layers these days: an airy silk blouse, a comfortable pair of sandals, flashing a smile and an ankle. An ankle? You heard me. I got inspired by the latest cinematic version of Jane Eyre, which I enjoyed immensely (the '96 Charlotte Gainsbourg version was also good, but we needed a new one). Michael Fassbender's Mr. Rochester is alluring, albeit a bit too forceful and frightening, and Mia Wasikowska's subtle portrayal of the classic heroine doesn't disappoint. In my humble yet cinephiliac opinion, she's one of the best young actresses today - right up there with the equally subtle Ms. Mulligan.

18 comments:

Allen said...

Hi, so nice to see you wearing your Wellies and nice to know that you love wearing them because you look so good in them.
Cheers,
Allen

ShoesAndPursesBox said...

Great photos. Your skin looks positively luminescent! You and Whistler make magic together

Miranda said...

Great outfit, I adore navy and orange together

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

sierra said...

I really enjoyed the new Jane Eyre also. I was sad that nobody else I knew had seen it (not a big hit here in LA). But I agreed that it was time for a new version and that one was beautiful dark and cozy and subtle. Mia was maybe the best Jane Eyre I've seen. It's always hard to pack all that story into two hours but I thought they did a great job.

p.s. great pictures!

rlutz said...

Love the orange/blue color combo...you match your coach pillows so well!!...ha!

rlutz said...

I mean couch...cannot type today!

Jodi said...

Ohhh I know that background in the first photo!! lucky you!! hope you are having a super weekend!! xoxo J

Shea said...

Oh, Jane Eyre... I love that book. And I'm dying to see this new version; I'm glad to hear it's good. Despite your longing for lighter layers, I do love that orange cardi over the pretty navy dress!

Julie Khuu said...

I've been seeing the navy and orange combo everywhere this spring and I must say...totally loving it! Very preppy chic with a fun, flirty vibe...You look great! Thanks for sharing!

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

E said...

Oh navy and orange - what an amazing color combination!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love this outfit. The wellies are perfect for it. I am ready for warmer weather dressing too.

Lippylash said...

Awesome outfit!!

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVING the orange cardigan!!

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Salazar said...

Just saw you on "Color Brigade." Love the color combination, and wellies are always fun (I never get to wear them here in LA!)

On a side note about "Jane Eyre": don't you think Michael Fassbender is too pretty to be Mr. Rochester? That's what I thought :P

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Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

Great combination. You don't typically think to pair navy and black together, but this looks great!

MONKEYFACE said...

GASP, an ANKLE? Scandalous. Yeah I kind of sighed at the thought of yet another Jane Eyre (Timothy Dalton FTW, yes I'm old (not that old)) but with your recommendation I'll have to put in a view.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

love the color of that cardi and I agree about layers I crave them too

angie said...

Jane Eyre one of my favorites.I'll try to find and watch the new one.In the main time I love the glimpses of your place!And I love cardis,one day I will make a collection in all colors!