March 17, 2012

Green with Envy

I didn't do a St. Patrick's Day post last year, but with my favourite actor being Irish, I can't pass up the chance this year!  Of course seeing as this is a fashion blog, I'll be talking about the colour green more than anything else.  But it isn't going to be as simple as that.  I've been watching a lot of movies lately, and there's one thing I've noticed - green is for The Woman.  The strong woman, the woman who steals the spotlight, the woman who's got all the eyes on her.  Greatest example would be Keira Knightley in Atonement.  Ah, that famous green dress.
But it's not just Atonement.  When Anne Boleyn returns to court in The Other Boleyn Girl, she steals the king's eye and desire with a sharp, green dress.
However, both these characters had love, lost love, and gave up everything else along with it.  Green is for The Woman, but it's also for the tragic woman.  Luckily, off-screen, wearing a green dress won't attract tragedy, only appreciative (or envious) glances (or gawks).  And they may say purple is indicative of royalty, but green sure isn't far off:
So to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, do like the following women and royally take the leading role.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 

Image Source: Atonement, BoleynKate, PippaStreet 1, 2, 3, 45

12 comments:

  1. I love green and I find that this color is really amazing if is worn in the right way, I mean the it's one of my favorite colors even though sometimes it is matched with so many other wrong colors and the results are just awful. But it's really cool and chic especially now which we are in spring!

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  2. That dress from Atonement is still by far one of the most stunning creations I have seen in a movie. Love Nini`s style too

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  3. These are great, especially the one on Keira Knightly. She is such a good actress!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  4. How pretty is my very own favorite color! I recognized Nini's Blog. Happy ST. Patrick's too!

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  5. GREEN! i love green! Yes, Keira's dress in Atonement! -that's iconic. Denni of Chicmuse is one of my fave bloggers.

    Happy St. Patrick's!

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  6. That dress on Keira Knightley in Atonement is just decadent - love!

    I hope that you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

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  7. perfect for st pattys day!!!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  8. I don't usually wear green but all these outfits are fabulous x

    http://whatwouldkarldo.com

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  9. Wow, i love your collection of fashionable green outfits here!!! My fave is Kate Middleton's green dress. It looks sooo elegant and posh!!!!=D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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