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:


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!


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.


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...


I almost wore a regency dress today!

Marianne Dashwood said...


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. :-)

Anonymous 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!

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. :)