Monday, January 19, 2009

A Romantic for the Rain

I watched Sense and Sensibility with my mum last night while working on some Regency projects (finally!) and I was swept away by this dress....again. :)
I think there's something so captivating about period costumes in the rain. There are moments I wish I could wear a gorgeous dress and cloak and then go out in a drenching rain and just get soaked. For some reason I've always thought the rain so romantic. Even if one does catch cold. ;)

Maybe it's because those tend to be the climatic moments in film. Anytime something important rains. ;)There's something about muddy skirts that I love as well. Makes it look and feel so real. Like the costumes are real clothing and not just a costume. Makes you believe in the story that's taking place.

I think if I'm ever a real designer and I do photo shoots of my work, it will be in the rain. ;)


  1. Lovely post! Now it makes me wish for rain. =)

  2. Ah yes, I too would gladly go out in the rain dressed up in period costume if it meant that I would be carried away by Colonel Brandon, or proposed to by Mr. Darcy! :P

    The look on Rickman/Brandon's face in that photo is priceless - you can just see the strain, LOL! And Kate Winslet, beautiful as she is, wouldn't be the lightest woman to have to carry around. . . at least David Morissey's Colonel seems a bit more sturdily built and up to the task of carrying Marianne. . .

  3. Haha, yes, Alan Rickman's face is indeed priceless! :)

  4. This is one of mine and my mom's favorite movie! I think rain makes movies more romantic.:)
    Have you seen the new version?

  5. Hi Sarah! Yes, I've seen the new version, it was on tv though and over two weeks of time so I'd like to watch it again with out interuption!

  6. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and thought I'd say lovely blog! Keep up the good work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet.

    God bless!

    Melina :-)

  7. Have you seen the newer version of Sense and Sensiblity? Most of the clothes look very similar to P&P 2005. Especially Elizabeth's brown dress



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