1.01.2011

Mattie meets Wednesday


Dress: ASOS
Vintage Coat: Saver's
Bowler & Tights: Target
Shoes: Madewell
Vintage Samsonite Bag: Little Ocean Annie
Horse Necklace: Gift from my sister

Has anyone seen True Grit yet? I've been dying to go ever since watching the trailer a few weeks ago. My dad's partly to blame for my interest in Westerns. . . I don't think I ever really tried to like them, he just always had them playing on Sunday afternoons, and it was inevitable that I'd get sucked in. The story lines were sometimes silly, but the characters were charming and the costumes were interesting.  As excited as I am about True Grit being another Coen brothers film (that's set in Arkansas!), I think I'm most excited to see the young female character, Mattie Ross.

Based on of the previews alone, I already know that Mattie's style epitomizes everything that I want mine to be right now. Black dresses, peter pan collars, braids, gaucho hats, and an olive green wool coats! I'm was so enthralled with her look that I had to do a little research on the costume designer. How did Mary Zophres manage to work in so many great trends when the costumes were probably arranged two years ago? I'm so glad she took Mattie's style a different direction than Dorothy Jeakins did in the 1969 version. It totally makes it for me.

All that said, my outfit was inspired by Mattie's look. I found this dress on the ASOS website, and fell in love with it, mostly because it's knit and reminds me of Orla Kiely's version of the season's staple dress. The inspiration behind my look is actually 95% Mattie, 5% Wednesday Addams. The Wednesday part has more to do with the setting. How goth of me to shoot this outfit in the cemetery!


Photos by Corey!

52 comments:

Becky-May said...

i love your look! you're so pretty too :)

BM

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com - The Flower Girl.

XXX

Aesthetic Alterations said...

This photo shot is fabulous! You've got the mix of goth and preciousness down perfectly! xo

Love the red bag!

Carys said...

These pictures are beautiful, I love your dress! I'll have to watch that trailer. And the new header is so pretty.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Panda said...

This look is amazing, and I love the set of photos. very wednesday, i am in awe of that pretty little collar. ASOS does churn out some really great stuff. In love with your blog, now following! Panda xo

Vicky said...

Such a lovely outfit! Love the bowler and the Peter Pan collar x

Tilia said...

Love everything about this: the outfit, the setting, the poses, the feel,...!

Linden blossoms in my tea

Chloe Trayner said...

This is one of my favourite looks ever, all the best elements put together!

Harlow Darling said...

You look adorable darling!! I love these photos and how you've worked the headstones and everything into them without being morbid... My boyfriend and I are actually hoping to go to the cemetary today to take some photos but I'm a little scared, I don't think I'm as brave as you are - posing so close to graves scares me :P

Trivia said...

nice pictures and outfit * i like the fact that you're in a cemetery and you look happy.

Courtney said...

Oh wow, I'm pretty sure that this is my absolute favorite of all of your outfit shoots! The scenery is just close to being morbid without quite getting there, and your outfit is really adorable and well put together :)
I also love the amount of personality that shows through.

These photos are beautiful!

Aya Smith said...

Oh, you look completely adorable! I love the gothic look and feminine combo... these photos are gorgeous! :)

Love,
Aya of Strawberry Koi

The Cat and The Cow said...

Oh my! What a beautiful post!!! And I love your new banner!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness! I love the grave yard back drop for this shoot. It's stunning!

Also, very cute dress!

Christy of Dress Rehearsal

Bryce said...

I really love this outfit. Your photos and outfits are always so inspiring!

.Alyspank said...

Such a fantastic shoot! Your rendition of the Mattie/Wednesday combo came together perfectly.

I actually went and saw that movie last night with my boyfriend. The dialogue in it, as with all Coen brother movies, is spot on with the time period and the characters whose mouth it comes out of. Was a decent movie otherwise, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Alyssa

http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

I love how you even researched the costume designer for the movie. I haven't had a chance to go see it yet, but I've heard it's one of those movies that are best watched at home. I guess since it's so emotional, I'm not sure. And the photo shoot is pretty amazing work. I love the gothic atmosphere you guys created:)

Emily said...

I've only seen the previews for True Grit but I'm so excited to see the actual movie. Your outfit is stunning. Absolutely amazing.

Meggstatus said...

Was that movie good? My boyfriend wants to see it so badly, and I might just agree now because of the fashion!

You look darling.

Emma said...

The new layout is lovely Starr! Your header is fab!

Jenni said...

Love this dress! "True Grit" was amazing. You should definitely see it, especially if you like westerns. I usually don't, but this one was beyond amazing! I give it five stars. And yes, Mattie dresses great in it--I love her oversized men's clothes. You did a great job of translating the look!

KristiMcMurry said...

Love the outfit! I can see how it's Mattie inspired. I just saw the movie yesterday...it was really good! It honestly wasn't as good as I expected it to be...so I wasn't like blown away or anything. But it's definitely worth seeing. When Mattie wears her coat belted with that hat, it's perfect! That was the best part of the movie haha!

A Little Brighter said...

Oh my word! I'm pretty much actually drooling over this whole look! so so so perfect! That hat is making me want to wear mine .. and the dress futher encourages me to put a collar on every single dress I own!

The new layout looks amazing! It is super adorable and so you!

Beautiful!

Ayesha x

Kristina said...

Absolute gorgeous pictures! The dress looks great on you!
Kristina J.

Shelby said...

i have the same dress as you!

Stolen from Grandma said...

these shots are stunning :) absolutely adore the dress, and it looks perfect with that hat <3

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I'm loving the new layout Starr! It's perfect.

This is a great outfit. I've never seen True Grit, but Gavin was wanting to go see it the other day. Your outfit makes me excited to see it now! Love the dress :]

xx

Kate Bickmore said...

I just got back from True Grit, and it was undeniably great! Your outfit is spot on and I'd probably wear it everyday!

Lea said...

the outfit is very sweet....and the photos are amazing!!

Meg said...

I love those pictures! And also the dress you're wearing is so lovely!

NĂ¡dia said...

AMAZING pictures and look! This post is really a work of art! Love the gothic twist you gave to that preppy dress! So unique!

I've been checking out your posts, and your outfits and photographs are so impressive, I'm totally following!

Happy 2011, btw! :)


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pkjb said...

loving the peter pan collar - good old Asos! ck :) x

Sarah with an "h" said...

I love this shoot! Cute outfit and I always like cemetery settings. :)

And now, I'm going to watch the trailer for that movie. I've never even heard of it being so isolated down here. It sounds good, though.

:o)Sarah
restlessromantic.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

That is such a pretty photo shoot, and I WANT that dress! x

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Loveliness in a graveyard! Amazing post, you look so cute :) The fountain pictures are beautiful!
Again, happy new year Starr! Wish you all the best!
Ale

Pleasantly Jaded said...

Beautiful look!!

Also, I LOVE your new header!! SO chic!!

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

adore this whole outfit and shoot.
The collar and hat are such a good match.

Helen, X
http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

Callahan Brooks said...

just came across you blog its s lovely, you style is really unique aswell! I love the peter pan collar on the dress, definatly need to buy one of these collars i like them on anything. Ill be following! x

http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com

Gracie said...

i love this sooo sooo much!

scientistchic said...

I get the Wednesday Adams vibe from your pictures - sort of tongue-in-cheek macabre! Very cool. I loved the original True Grit, I hope the new version can live up to expectations. Happy new year! x

Lovely Day Lost said...

I actually watched the movie last night and I really like the movie but I loved Mattie she was so smart,strong, beautiful, and determined she made me want to name my future daughter after her if I ever have one. great outfit and inspiration choice watch the movie you wont be disappointed

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I love your Wednesday Adam's feel of this outfit. I wore my own Wednesday Adam's dress today. We must be on the same style wave length.
XOXO

Liz said...

These are some of my favorite photos of you! Absolutely fantastic. Love love love.
everythingsbetterwithfrosting.com

Midwest Mayhem said...

Love this outfit!!! I'm going to see True Grit tomorrow. The original was on TV a few days ago and it was great.

Dylana Suarez said...

Your dress is so amazing! I really love the layout of your blog, too!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

PSbyDila said...

Lovely outfit!

blog.PSbyDila.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

This is lovely, Starr! Also, your new blog layout if so pretty.

I'm personally very excited to see 'True Grit', but haven't yet.

snoWhite said...

love your style ;)

http://s-snowhite.blogspot.com/

Mich said...

So very late 60s/early 70s Wednesday Addams! Love each photo.

I just got a very similar fringe cut and now my mind is swimming with new fashion ideas. This post most definitely helps!!

va said...

the last photo is my favorite out of them all .

Les Deux Filles said...

Oh my! I can't take my eyes off the black dress and peter pan collar! <3
Margaret

Jessica Guzman said...

Beautiful <3

Kitsch Chic said...

totaly reminds me of Addams family :D