Saturday, July 21, 2012

ICON // ANNE OF GREEN GABLES


Yes, I am actually posting about Anne. You know. Of the Green Gables. Yeah. That one. One bad ass little chick. Is it just me or is orphan Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables a total babe? I could even tell she was one before I saw the actual movie and just used what was conjured up in my imagination after reading the novels. Her fire red hair, those mischievous freckles, spunk for days, and an awkwardness that is quite charming. Anne was basically the bomb. Like, if she was growing up in today’s world, hipster boys would be lining around the block for this girl. Without a doubt. 

As a kid I couldn’t help but relate to Anne. I found myself caught up in Anne’s imaginative world inspired by all the books she had her nose stuck in every free moment she could find. Anne was also quite the fashionista, drawn to longer length dresses, higher necklines, tailored lace and satiny finishing touches (defining fashion choices of the late 1800s and early 1900s . . . but really what do I know about history?). Paired with that flaming red hair and a mouth that could talk for days . . . girl was ahead of her time. All I know. 

At work, we are completely obsessed with Victorian-esque embellishments and shapes, taking and pairing them back to tougher and more masculine pieces, such as cargo, distressed denim, and beat up leather. While at my desk last week looking through the piles of vintage clothing about to get in stock, I thought of Anne and why I fell in love with her in the first place, and also of how I want to keep taking bits of her style and making them my own today. Anne, you ruled. Thanks for that. 

Like Anne said, “Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?” Girl knows what up.

27 comments:

Natali said...

What a beautiful inspo post!! I loved reading every sentence and I agree with you on Anne being ahead of her time. :)

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kate funk said...

Love this post! When my sister was born I insisted that my parents name my sister Diana. I have red hair, so I thought I was Anne and I had a built in sister/ best friend Diana!
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lifeisamaze said...

I love the movies ! I saw them when I was younger and it's such a pleasure to see them again :)

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

oh man, i was OBSESSED with anne of green gables when i was little! love her, and this post!
-sarah

Jeans Please! said...

omg I love her too! <3

Kaśq. said...

I really like Her ! <3

Ivanna said...

love this. x

(you might like the book called "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser, check it out if you haven't already)

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Natalie Suarez said...

super cute! love this :)

xx

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Ms.Fashionista said...

Gorgeous inspiration! She is so stunning and definitely an inspiration.

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xo

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love!
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Nana Duah said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Your unique style makes for a fresh and intresting stly blog!!
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samantha mariko said...

Love that your writing has so much personality to it :) Beauty AND brains, what a combo.

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Luna S said...

i absolutely love that you posted about anne! i haven't read the books since I was a kid and wow, this was such a lovely surprise! loved what you had to say x

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Autumn said...

I adore Anne! (with an "e" ) Those movies are da bomb! The clothes in them are amazing. :]

~Autumn

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Yuki Lusiana Eka said...

inspire <3

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Janka. said...

Great post.

britt said...

dearly loved anne. might have to dig out my old copies of the books now.

Ez said...

Oh my goodness! I cant tell you HOW many times I watched the Anne of Green Gables movies as a kid - LOVED THEM!

Manu said...

I adore these photos ; so glamorous !


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Anha Senet said...

Nice photos.

Anha Senet said...

Nice photos.

Marie a la Mode said...

I love that you posted about Anne of Green Gables! Every Canadian girl has read the books and/or seen the movie, including me. Anne is such a character! It was a dream come true when I got to play Diana in the play "Anne" in my hometown. I have blonde hair though so I had to wear this black wig, I loved it!

Paige Joost said...

this is crazy! I just finished making my senior collection and I was totally inspired by dustbowl kids and prairie-ness but I never even thought of anne of green gables...but this definitely fits right in with my collection! looove this images by the way

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bogoosha said...

i used to have all books:) loved them.

Monica Zenel said...

great outfit!!! I like your style!!! mfashion88.blogspot.com

Monica Zenel said...

great outfit!!! I like your style!!! mfashion88.blogspot.com

Heather MacKay said...

Woah woah woah! This is so totally weird! I am a frequent reader of your blog and from Prince Edward Island, Canada where Anne was written and is set. I have to deal Anne mania every tourist season! My world just got a lot smaller. Anne definitely deserves some cred on her badass tendencies and sweet style-just look at those boots!

Lovely post and a lovely blog