Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
There's just something wonderful about the first snow. Even though it's been snowing for days I still consider this being in the "first snow" because we have yet to have the first snow melt. ;)
I think Father Christmas' costume is sooo amazing in this film. It's like an ancient battle warrior costume, but still merry. I really want to make it one day.
Alright...I'm off to my sewing. And a cup of Twinings peppermint tea. (The best!) :D Hope your all having a very merry Christmas season!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I found this trailer on YouTube and thought you all might enjoy checking it out. :)
Also, I've started reading the book and already I'm understanding the beautiful clothes. In the first chapter there is such a beautiful description of Maria's outfit....
"And the boots she had on today were calculated to raise the lowest spirits, for they were made of the softest grey leather, sewn with crystal beads round the tops, and were lined with snow white lambs wool. The chrystal beads, as it happened, could not be seen, because Maria's grey silk dress and warm grey wool pellise, also trimmed with white lamb's wool, reached to her ankles, but she herself knew they were there and the thought of them gave her a moral strength that can scarcely be overestimated. She rested herself against the thought of this beads, just as in a lesser degree she rested herself against the thought of the piece of purple ribbon that was wound about her slender waist beneath the pellise, the little bunch of violets that was tucked so far away inside the recess of her grey velvet bonnet that it was scarcely visible, and the grey silk mittens adorning the small hands that were hidden inside the big white muff. For Maria was one of your true aristocrats; the perfection of the hidden things was even more important to her than the outward show."
Wow...and I think I want her wardobe. It says her nurse made all of her clothes..."the child's clothes had been created with a fiery zeal that made of each small garment a work of art."
And as we see from pictures of the film, they've definately made works of art! :)
Check out my other post on the costumes with lots of pictures HERE.
I think I'd like her boots today. They sound warm!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I love Nicole Kidman. Not only that, I love looking at all the costume films she's been in over the years. I thought I'd list some here with a few pictures. One day I'll possibly do more in depth study on individual costumes and even show more pictures of costumes I'm not showing. I really can't wait to make some of these on day. But I'm trying to force myself to finish what I've already started before I get off on any more projects.
Alright, enough about that...here they are....
Ooooh....I just love that embroidered trim.
This is so beautiful:
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The costumes are incredible works of art...I'm just in awe...