Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Print and a Movie #4

Rather then using a print really, I've chosen a design from Angelic Pretty this time ~

Print: Angelic Pretty's Frill Marine
Movie: Rodger's and Hammerstein's Carousel (1956)

Though judging by the names of these two creations, you would think another print would be in relation to this film, you guess wrong. Though this story looks to be nothing more then the story of people riding the infamous childhood favorite attraction for two hours with song, you are miss informed. Carousel tells the story of the lives of many people within a New England seaside town during the course of over multiple decades, from the perspective of an already deceased man, whose death was caused by multiple events, leading to his suicide. But what were those events? Who were the people? Most importantly, who is Julie? Carousel explains all this, but with grace and beauty. As you can tell, this isn't the most innocent story and actually a very tough subject matter. But this film truly knows how to deal with this subjects in a way that's easy to understand and take in. The best things about the film include the music (by the famous and legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein.) along with the performance of Gordon McRae as Billy, the films lead and tragic hero. He truly keeps you emotionally attached to the story, even in it's most dark points. You can see this in the famous duet, If I Loved You.

But wait, what about Frills Marine?! I personally chose this piece to go with the film, because rather then it being something to wear watching the movie, it's something I could see someone in the film wear. It totally captures the victorian seaside charms in the New England vintage setting within the plot, but has a modern twist for you Angelic Pretty girls. I especially love the sax/pink colorway, the best of the choices that this piece comes in, in my opinion. The details it includes are also very pretty, especially the top.

So together, Carousel and Frills Marine are fabulous matches. The film has continued to make me smile and cry with joy on these summer nights and Frills Marine seems like the perfect piece to wear while enjoying it and walking through the taffy shops and beaches during the summer.

1 comment:

  1. I've always thought Frills Marine to be one of the most successful "sailor" pieces any brand has put out, simply because it's so amazingly summer-y that I can't imagine it being worn anywhere but a small seaside town. This movie looks excellent, too - I'll have to check it out! I love anything about summer in New England~