Monday, 16 November 2009

romance and silk...

I went to see 'Bright Star', written and directed by Jane Campion. The film tells of the romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne, in a way that is both raw and beautiful- I loved it. But then I love a period drama.
There are quite a few references of Brawne's love of experimenting with clothing made by the other characters, so this has spurred me on the show this silk blouse, in honour of her. I know it is not actually in the style of the time of Keats and Brawne, but the draping fabric and romantic feel, really reminds me of the overall aesthetic of the film...

I bought it in Shaw Trust charity shop on Moorland Rd in Oldfield Park, Bath. It has been handmade, so I have no idea of the time period, but the silk front is a whole different section, and the buttons you can see on the arm cuffs go all the way down the back. Its amazing. It cost me £2... Oldfield park is a great place for charity shopping.

Theres a really beautiful website about Bright star. Have a look
And To donate to Shaw Trust click here

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