21 June 2012

Progress to Pemberley

Upon reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, protagonist Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy (née Bennett) hastily became my favorite character. Her reasonability coupled with her independent nature set her apart from average women. Thus adjusted to the twenty-first century, I imagined her wardrobe prior to her marriage to Fitzwilliam as very practical consisting of key pieces in neutral colors such as black, white, navy, grey and khaki. Mrs. Darcy welcomes rapidly occurring changes such as the gaining of sister-in-law Georgina, responsibilities befitting mistress of an estate, and perhaps even university coursework (relevant to 2012). To reflect her life’s enhancements, Elizabeth’s reliable wardrobe should be updated to transition between hosting guests at Pemberley, schooling and leisure in London and weekends at Netherfield with also-recently-married sister Jane. Elizabeth does not strike me as the type of woman who follows trends or even keeps them in her minds eye but she would look for pieces to spice up the classics she already possesses as well as 
welcome new staples.


Progress to Pemberley


M.J.W.

6 comments:

  1. What a great selection!!!
    Have a great day!
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  2. Totally agree with you about Julia!
    Big hug!
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  3. amazing items!! really like the black peplum dress!!:))

    Leonor
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  4. Love it! And that is a great classic American literature!

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  5. What an imaginative post! All of the pieces you've chosen are classic - with a bit of Brit charm thrown in - and would work well for transitioning between her various 'roles.' And the wellies are perfect for all of the walks Liz would take around the estate!

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  6. Love the book and your great idea of clothe selection matching with the carachter of Lizy!

    Thanks for passing by ;)

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