Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Pretty Wit is having a giveaway for this clever bracelet...
Enter to win by clicking on either of the images above! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

By the way...

Thanks to everyone for the PDF advice! I finally figured it out so thanks! Once I get the pattern written out in a way that makes sense I'll let you know. :) I just can't seem to take a break from my knitting long enough to do that. *sigh* Maybe tomorrow?

Bronte films

It looks like there are some new Bronte films in the making. A new Jane Eyre is set to release in 2011 starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) Michael Fass bender (300), Judi Dench (Cranford) and Jamie Bell (King Kong).

Also in the making to release the same year is Wuthering Heights starring Gemma Arterton (Tess of the D'Urbervilles) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).

There's also an upcoming film about the Bronte sisters entitled Bronte. I'm not sure if this film will come about or not as it's been on IMDB for a few years and is still in pre production.
It's good to know there are more costume dramas on the way! Even if Jane Eyre has been made a hundred times. I'm excited to see what they're like!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Who knew...

That eyelets don't make themselves?
Well, I finally got all my things out today and finished the eyelets on the Regency Short stays for a lovely customer. They are now done. *sigh* I love that word. Done done done done. Okay.

Other than that I've been finishing the mittens for my friends...maybe I should say they are Valentines gifts instead of Christmas? Oh wait...that's already past.
I'm also writing up another knitting pattern for fingerless gloves. I seriously love writing patterns. If only I could figure out the PDF file thing. I still haven't got it. But once I do, there will probably be lots of patterns to share. :)
Hope you've all had a good week so far!
~Anna Kristine

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Robin Hood Photos

Here are some more photos from the upcoming Robin Hood movie. I think the costumes look amazing! I love this dress Maid Marian is wearing, it looks like a skirt either over a dress or shirt and a corset on top. I think it's so pretty! I can't wait to see more close up photos of it.

I love these costumes...they look very Sherwood, I think.
And I've always had a thing for flags so I just loved all of these:
What do you all think so far? I'm looking forward to seeing Matthew MacFadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham. I haven't found any good pictures yet but once I do I'll share. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

BBC Characters Costume Study Season 2 Part 2 - Much

Much Costume Study
Robin Hood Season 2

Much's costume in Season 2 hasn't changed a ton from Season 1 except that he's traded in his crocheted jumper for Robin's waistcoat and he has a much simpler scarf. I love this look of Much's. And I think it's cute that he wears Robin's hand-me-downs. :)

Shirt and Waistcoat:

Much's shirt looks different from the one he wears in Season 1. It looks like a henley style shirt made of linen or something. The waistcoat is the same on Robin wore in season 1. It looks like it's made out of some sort of tapestry fabric and it laces up at the sides. There is brownish trim around the arm holes and neckline.

Hat and Scarf

Much still wears the same hat which looks as though it's a piece of knit fabric sewn in a tube with a criss cross seam on the top. He now only wears one scarf which he might have had from season 1.


Much's cape appears to be the same as he wore in Season 1 only now it has a hood. It might be a different cape with the same buckle from his cape/satchel.


His coat is the same, made of what could be leather or oilcloth. Silver studs around the shoulder seams and edges.

War paint, leaves, and netting work great if you want to hide in the forest...

And that's it for Much in Season 2! Hopefully I didn't miss anything. There isn't a lot to say as most of what he's wearing is the same as Season 1. But it's fun to see his subtle changes. If you would like to see the images larger just click on them. I thought it would be nicer to upload the pictures small so it doesn't take so long to see everything. I might fix the older costume studies by reloading the photos smaller one of these days when I have time.

Hope you all have a splendid week!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dreams and Such...

Last night I had a dream that I was working on a photo shoot with Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend. Weird...I know. Sometimes I dream the strangest things. But it was lovely anyway. :)

I can't remember what the photo shoot was for but I think I remember it being 18th Century or something. They should do a movie together in that era, yes? ;)
Okay...enough of my silliness...I have some news...I finally finished Part 2 of the Robin Hood season 2 costume studies. That will be coming tomorrow, so you can look forward to that. I'll try to get back into the swing of posting those. I rather miss it.
Also, did anyone watch the rest of the new Emma on Masterpiece Classic tonight? If not, you can watch it by clicking on the link on my side bar. I confess I wasn't a huge fan of this one. Nobody can beat Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley...but that is for another post on another day. Maybe I will post about it later this week. (or next)
Hope you all had a good weekend!
~Anna Kristine

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Academy Awards nominations for Best Costume

Bright Star
costumes designed by Janet Patterson

Coco Before Chanel
costumes designed by Catherine Leterrier

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
costumes designed by Monique Prudhomme

costumes designed by Colleen Atwood

The Young Victoria
costumes designed by Sandy Powell

I'm happy to see my favorites of the year among those nominated...though I was hoping Sherlock Holmes would be nominated as well. I really loved the costumes in it. But these all are amazing.
Who do you want to see win? Go ahead and vote on the side bar for your favorite!


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin