Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Music Can Free Her Whenever It Starts

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This is what I'm wearing today... and as a bonus, I'm sitting on what I've been working on! My mom and I worked last week to give the bedroom in one of our cabins a bit of a facelift. This involved sanding the old finish off the floor, re-varnishing, and repainting the walls from an ugly yellow-tan color to white.

Trust me when I say it looks tons better.

It's actually pretty fun to do work like this. For one, it's not as never-ending as cleaning tends to be, and for another, the results are incredibly rewarding! It's the best, being able to stand back and say, "We did that!" proudly. That's one thing I did get out of my Stage Craft class last semester: the gratification of building things that contributed to an incredible production.

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It's pretty rare to have a nice white wall and a clean wood floor in a location that has nice lighting for photos, so I quickly took advantage of it before the furniture got moved back in. I wish I could have this spot all the time!

Here's the view out the window:

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blouse / thrifted | dress / handmade | shoes / modcloth

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I took a leaf out of my friend Veronika's book for the above shot. (Click on her name & visit her site! She's such a dear & she's terribly talented.) I can't say I'm totally sold on this outfit... I can't decide whether it makes me feel like a schoolgirl or not. However, this has got to be my favorite color combination pretty much ever. (Even if I'm wearing these shoes to death.)

Alright, I've been on a period-romance-film kick recently, having watched Bright Star and The Young Victoria in the space of a week. (I plan to re-watch Jane Eyre whilst sewing tomorrow.) However, I'm kind of running out of ones to put on my Netflix queue, having exhausted most of my options in the last few years. So, I have two questions: do you have any period film recommendations? (I enjoy BBC miniseries, films based on classic novels, and any costume dramas. Prefer romances because I'm girly like that.) &: What's your movie obsession as of late? Do you do it by genre or actor or not themed at all? (I get stuck in genres and themes, as well as actors: travel films, indie comedies, Zooey Deschanel films, & romantic comedy marathons, haha.)


  1. Let me think about movie recommendations...I love The Governness, even though the costumes are obvs not historically accurate.

    I love the walls! They're so rugged plus cool and comforting. You should both be proud!

  2. Oh, wait THE TUDORS!!! Mmmm. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. NOM.

  3. Great job with the room, I love the way it looks! I just commented on lookbook and I'm sure you don't want to read the same thing twice, but you're so good at everything!

    I also have a (large) weak spot for period films. I shall have to look up the two you mentioned. In class we studied the prequel to Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, that was made into a film recently. There's always the classics; Pride and prejudice (I know a guy that cites this as his favourite film!), Sense and Sensibility and Becoming Jane (Hehe, lots of Jane Austen). To match LJ's suggestion, how about the Duchess! It's Keira Knightley, and I adore her sometimes, so it's all good :)
    And if you haven't seen The Boat That Rocked, you should! It's a 60's period film ;)

  4. Elizabeth: The Golden Age was pretty good...great costumes and amazing wigs.
    Does your family rent out the cabins? The floors look great. ^_^

  5. Janice - Thank you! & thank you for the movie recs, I haven't seen either of those! I added them to the queue promptly. :)

    Veronika - Thanks, dear! Ah, who doesn't go for those good films! I MUST look into Wide Sargasso Sea, Jane Eyre is absolutely my favorite book. I'm pretty sure I've seen all the Jane Eyre movies (except Northanger Abbey), & the Duchess was fantastic! I have such a soft spot of Kiera Knightley, I can't ever resist. Ooh, I'll look into The Boat That Rocked, as well, sounds very interesting! Thanks for the recommendations! :)

    Amber - I haven't gotten around to seeing that yet for some crazy reason, thanks for reminding me!

    Thank you! & yes, we have a little resort with cabins to rent for vacations.

  6. gorgeous outfit and i love your dress!!!


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