Fashion Book: Jane Eyre
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?