Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Elinor-Becomes-Marianne Day

Today is a rainy day and I had some time on my hands earlier, so I decided to be goofy, do up my hair, and wear my favorite historical dress again. I am posting pictures at the risk of looking very... interesting.

Well, first, here's Marianne(Kate Winslet)'s hair in the gorgeous 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility.
And mine:

Though, as you see, mine is much straighter-- perhaps more like Lucy's, but we don't want to look like Lucy, do we? So we say we look like Marianne. Or Elinor-- in some unknown film version yet to be made. Elinor is the Jane Austen book character, not necessarily Emma Thompson or Hattie Morahan (though I think both of those ladies did an EXCELLENT job as Elinor!!!)

Anyway! Now for some goofy poses:

POETRY:


No voice divine the storm allay'd,
No light propitious shone,
When snatch'd from all effectual aid
We perished each alone.Can you not feel his despair?
Try again!


MUSIC:



Will you play something else, dearest? Mamma has been weeping since breakfast.
I meant something a little less mournful, dearest!


On a more "sewing-ish" note, I am almost done with the first jumper for the S. girls! It is my first time working with denim and I LOVE it! With Mrs. S's permission, I will post pictures of the girls in their jumpers when I am finished.

9 comments:

Gabrielle Renee said...

I simply LOVED those pictures!! What an excellent thing to do on a rainy day with nothing to do... You should have taken a walk in the rain... :P

How did you fix your hair?? I love it! I have never been able to make mine look pretty...

Love,
~Gabrielle

P.S.
I almost wore a regency dress today!

Marianne Dashwood said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ELINOR!!! YOU HAVE STOLEN MINE IDENTITY!!!! =D

Elinor Dashwood said...

Dear me, I am sorry, Marianne. I only thought I should like to be in your shoes for once and see what is like to be you. :-)

(Isn't there a line in the new S&S about "wondering what it would be like to be you"?)

Gabrielle, I might just go walk in the rain when I'm done here. ;-) Doing my hair was easy. I just curled it all the way around with the curling iron, then left some locks near my neck while putting the rest up in a bun. I think it would look better, though, if I slept in curlers. ;-)

I don't think I've ever seen pictures of your Regency dress(es?) You will have to email me pictures. :-)

Alaina said...

I love the poses, Elinor! I like your hair, too!

Ana said...

HOW FUN!!! It's perfect!!! :) I love S&S.

Guess Who said...

My beloved children are out of control!!!!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Ah, my dear Mamma! :-)

shearers said...

Your just like the Dashwood
family.:)I Love that!
Michaela

Sarah Jane said...

How beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed this post. I agree, your hair looks wonderful and what a fun thing to do! I might have to try that today. :)