Sunday, March 03, 2013

Miss Potter | Inspired by Film Fashion Event







Sweater | Tulle
Armistice Edwardian blouse | Kellie Falconer Design
Skirt | Thrifted
Wristwatch | borrowed
Boots | Sorelia Earhart
belt | Thrifted


I've loved the work of Beatrix Potter for as long as I can remember... the essence of the world she captured in her art has always been my ideal of fairyland.  Subtly realistic, mingling sunshine and shadow in a perfect world where animals talk, teatime is essential, and the mist and mossy landscape of the English countryside is captured in romantic perfection.

When I was small, I would watch the live action period intros to the classic animated Peter Rabbit films over and over and never tire of them... the song, 'Perfect Day', is still one of my favorites.  Be sure to click the music player near the top of the post and listen as you read!

There's a certain kind of weather during a certain time of year that I always call 'Beatrix Potter weather' - when the wild green things begin to push out of damp earth, the snow to melt into cascades and marshes and small rivers hurrying downstream.  When the sky is steel grey, with bold rolling clouds hurrying away across it.  When the moss is so richly green that your heart aches with the joy of living to see it.  When the wind blows softly, chilled, but with whispers of a wild, warm summertime to come.

Today was that kind of day, in the early Spring that tiptoes softly in on the heels of a dark, cold winter.

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My outfit is inspired by something I imagine Miss Potter would have worn, and I can easily imagine Anne Shirley going on a March woodland ramble in something similar, as well.

Linking up with Ashley of Bramblewood Fashion for day one of the TV/Movie Inspired Fashion Event -1900s - 1920s era.  Also linking up with Plane Pretty | Sunday Style &  Lily Among Thorns!

Bramblewood Fashion

38 comments:

  1. Oh, your pictures are fabulous! :)I love that movie, Miss Potter, and these pictures look like they were taken right out of it! :)

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  2. beautiful!!! where did you get your art case? Iʻve been looking to get one for my daughter :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It was actually a gift from my parents on my 13th birthday... I believe they got mine from DickBlick supplies.

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  3. wow. this is magically and simply beautiful.
    love it.

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  4. This looks just like a scene from Miss Potter... You are amazing Kellie! :)

    Blessings!

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  5. This is just so, so magical and beautiful in the most simplest way. Love Beatrix Potter. :)

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  6. Oh Kelly, this is gorgeous! One of my favorite photoshoots of you yet! Just stunning and oh-so-perfect. :) You make me smile. Also, I remember those animated Peter Rabbit films too! Funny, because I wouldn't think anyone else saw them. The intro song was one of the most beautiful on earth to my little-girl mind. I still hum it once and awhile. ;) --so thanks for the memory!

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  7. Very nice, Kellie. The music goes so well with the gorgeous photos. I saw Miss Potter movie and enjoyed it immensely.

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  8. Beautiful photos Kellie! I love your blouse. Your have definitely captured the essence of Beatrix Potter.

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  9. I love this outfit, especially the way you photographed it outside... very England countryside-ish. :) You mentioned your childhood pastime of watching the live action intros to the Peter Rabbit animated films, and I have to say I did the same thing when I was little, and I still do. My sister watches them often, and I always stop by the doorway whenever I hear the music come on. I think my favorite intro is the one where she's sitting outside with her easel and collie painting the landscape and then she goes home in the rain. It's just so beautiful.

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  10. Oh my. Just... enchanting. I have to say, whoever does your photographs for you is very VERY good at composition. :D

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    1. My sister's insanely good at this photography thing, isn't she?! I keep telling her she needs her own blog, and your compliment hit the spot. I think she's almost ready:)

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  11. These are enchanting photographs! Lovely job, Kellie.
    And I LOVE Miss Potter! :)

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  12. Kellie! This is seriously one of the most beautiful and inspiring photo sessions I have ever seen! Your outfit is truly beautiful (so Anne-esque!) and the settings and props you used in your photos were so well chosen! The photos with the water in them were especially beautiful! Great eye and good job!

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  13. Love how that little hedgehog shows up on a couple of those pictures! Do you take your own pictures, or does someone do the photography for you?

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    1. Thanks! :) My talented sister does most of my outfit photography - if I'm in a picture, chances are she took it. She's such a blessing to me!

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  14. WOW beautiful pictures. Love your attire as well!!

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  15. You remind me of Miss Potter.... :]

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  16. This photoshoot is a work of art! You look beautiful and the photo journey set to music is magical! I love your Edwardian blouse that you made too. So lovely and the whole outfit feels so much like what Beatrice Potter would have been wearing on a walk to paint in the woods.

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  17. What a beautiful and lady-like outfit! It's beautiful. I love all the pictures as well!

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  18. Absolutely fabulous, Kellie! It seriously looks as if it could've come straight from the film :D
    Am absolutely impatient to see your outfit for day 2!! ;)

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  19. My mom decorated my nursery with Peter Rabbit everything, so Beatrix Potter's art, and general atmosphere, have always been quite dear to me. Perfect Day is one of my favorites, too. :)

    Your outfit is lovely, and your sister's photography is GORGEOUS!

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  20. Your outfit and photos are lovely :)

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  21. I love the outfit - and the box- and the scenery - and the coat - and just about everything about your pictures. They are brilliant :D I especially liked the hedgehog *grin*

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  22. LOVE your outfit and your photography is amazing!

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  23. Just started following your blog, well because I love your outfits, posts, etc. And I just adore Miss Potter & her work, and so do you! I also love how your outfits are modest, and yet they are so beautiful, and old-fashioned! Anyway, I'll be sticking around checking out your posts!
    my blog:
    http://dailybuzzbuzz.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely, lovely photos! Your snapshots look a bit like stills from Miss Potter, and there's Mary the Hedgehog posing as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle! What fun!

    Oh my, Peter Rabbit and Friends! My dad taped those for us when the Family Channel ran them, and now we have the whole series (including ones we hadn't seen before) on DVD. Yes! The song at the end is lovely...one might even say hauntingly beautiful.
    Ahh...memories.

    God bless,
    ~"Tom"~

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  25. I owe Ashely for having this fashion event; it led me here! I am absolutely captivated by your blog - I blush to admit I MIGHT have just spent close to an hour browsing your archives. I'm fascinated that you live in a tent...or a bus, rather, now. I've wanted to do that for years! Maybe someday I'll get that chance. I've done a lot of camping on vacations with my family; not as recreation, exactly, but as a substitute for hotels. LOVE cooking over a fire! ...Never cooked on a wood stove, though. Would love to try it! :) The area you live in is gorgeous. Or maybe it's the photographer. :) Probably both, yes? :) :)

    I love your sense of style, and I love the enjoyment you have in little things. I love your taste for beauty. I like how trials lead you to speaking of God. And I like the music influence in your family; my family plays gospel bluegrass too. :) :) I've just loaded your blog into my google feed, and I look forward to getting to know you better by keeping up with your posts. Thanks for taking the time to blog! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much for your lovely long comment, Amber! I know it's late, but I just wanted to let you know what a blessing your note was to me:)

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  26. Beautiful photos! Love the location, you look lovely.

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  27. Beautiful! I love the vintage-y aura here.

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  28. Both the legitimacy of your outfit and the beautiful photos are stunning! I'm so impressed! I too used to (and still do, ha) love those old Beatrix Potter shows - particularly the opening to them.

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  29. Wow! Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for linking up! I hope you come back next week! :)

    Blessings!

    Rubi

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    1. Thanks for hosting your lovely linkup, Rubi! I hope to! :)

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  30. Oh! My! I simply adore your outfit, Kellie! And I LOVED those Beatrix Potter movies growing up -- still do in fact. THANK YOU so much for including the, 'Perfect Day' song in your post. I've been trying to discover what that song was called & who sung it for a couple of years now (after loosing our CD about 10 years ago). I've now been listening to that song on repeat this whole past week. :D

    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Ashley
    Bramblewood Fashion

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    1. Thanks, so much Ashley! Oh, I'm so glad you were able to find this song at last. I've been listening to it a lot lately, too:)
      Hugs!

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  31. oh my goodness, I just stumbled across your blog.
    I love your little fashion shoots you have and I LOVE Miss Potter. You capture the movie well in this shoot.

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