Jo March of Little Women once said that she likes “good strong words that mean something,” and as a journalist and blogger, I have to say that I resonate strongly with the sentiment.
That’s why when I sit at the keyboard and prepare to type up a blog post for you all, I put pressure on myself to make every word count. My desire is to give readers not just pretty editorials to look at, but words that bring those photographs alive and tell a story. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my dictations, for no matter how deep or lighthearted, they are snippets of my soul:
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is just around the corner, and while I am as excited to see Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet in the film as much as the next movie aficionado (and let’s say that working in the Entertainment Weekly office means I’m surrounded by many film buffs), I am just as eager to see what their characters wear. Longtime “Chicsters” will know that I have a fondness for Victorian novels and Victorian dress—the lace, the puffy sleeves, the frills! The latter two were what drew me to this J.ing mini dress. The neckline and voluminous sleeves are dressed in subtle ruffles resembling a tasteful confection—something that Meg or Amy March would have longed to wear at a New England Christmas ball.
But the reference to the 19th century stops there. The plaid piece is form-fitting, and perhaps more fitting of this time period. Where a March sister’s silhouette would have been defined by the a bell-like crinoline, mine does not have enough room under the gown for shapeshifting. The mini fits my body in a way that allows me to wear the dress and the dress not to wear me—which I think Jo would agree was a triviality of ensembles in the 1800s. Because this winter tale is told in California and not Massacusetts, I can get away with skin-colored nylons and over-the-knee boots while braving the chilly air. You better believe that tweed coat I’m draping over my shoulder went on right after these photos were taken though!
What film are you excited to see this winter? Tell me in the comments below!
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