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Fashion Book: Jane Eyre

2011 March 24

I went to see the new Jane Eyre this weekend, and I really liked it.  The story itself is dark and romantic and gothic, with plenty of plot twists, mysteries, and gratuitous violence to keep a modern audience intrigued, while still keeping more than a tinge of the 19th century romanticism.

Mia Wasikowska played Jane perfectly, and Michael Fassbender made you sympathize with Mr. Rochester, even when he was being a giant jerk. Also, surprise! There’s Judi Dench! And Billy Elliot!

I thought this was the perfect time to create what I think the modern Jane would wear. The modern Jane would be a teacher, with a modest salary, but a sense of what looks good. She would carry a cute backpack for her school supplies, and wear an update of the straw bonnets, shawls, and understated navy dresses she wears in the film. What do you think?

Jane Eyre

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  1. Kelli permalink
    March 24, 2011

    And…I would like to own/wear every single thing above, without question. Great picks!

  2. Mal permalink
    March 25, 2011

    I’m going to see the movie tonight! So excited! (Also, please stop posting such adorable yellow things! I am incapable of wearing yellow!)

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