Monday, September 15, 2008

Dress A Day Day

Miss Scarlet

If you haven't heard, it's Dress a Day day! Time to bring out those frocks, take pictures, and add them to the flickr group. If public photos of you aren't your thing, you can still participate by wearing a dress. And if you missed the memo and weren't able to proudly sport your dress on Monday, the rest of the week is fair game too. A sort of roaming-extended dress a day day. Naturally, I had to wear my ivy dress. Click the Read More Link! to hear more about it.

Picnic Dress

I've always had a niggling feeling of the dress resembling another. In the photo above, it hit me. The dress is like a modern interpretation of Scarlett O'Hara's picnic dress.

I've always found Scarlett to be a bit of a bitch. My mother tries to defend her as a strong woman, but there's a difference between being strong and being a total jerk. She could have been strong without trampling everyone around her. To me, the people are more important than the plantation, whereas Scarlett believed the oppossite.

My mom finds it interesting that I feel that way, since Scarlet and I share more than a few similarities. However, my personality is more like if Scarlet and Melanie did DBZ fusion. While I can take charge, be harsh, and lead if need be, I generally favor a quieter approach than Ms. Scarlett. And, as mentioned, I favor the people around me more than my material possessions. Happiness for all is my goal, which can occur with or without such things. I think some people, Miss Scalett included, think that happiness can only occur with certain material things, while I believe happiness can be achieved infinite ways if you're open to it.

Despite my distaste of her, I think we're of one mind when it comes to dresses. I can't find a single one of hers that I wouldn't wear myself. She wears several iconic gowns in the film. My absolute favorite has got to be the drapery dress, which is mocked often.

I don't understand why people mock the drapery dress. I mean, curtains are just fabric. There's not some special "only for curtains" fabric. I love using home decor fabrics for my clothes since they come in wider widths making them perfect for huge skirts. They also often have fabulous prints and designs.

As for the itself, it is fabulous. One of the few things I like about Mizzzz Scarlett is her quick thinking and resourcfullness, and that dress has certainly been burned in my mind. Perhaps it is an early influence on me, since the film is one of my mother's favorites.


Note the tassels... I plan to bring them back in the fall and winter since they need rich, bold colors.

For those of you unfamiliar with the film, I'll leave you with the movie in a nutshell.

Part 1:

And part 2:

Gone, gone with the wind,
Ivy Frozen


Anonymous said...

Love the colored tights with the shorts :).

Ivy Frozen said...

Thanks =)