When Shakespeare’s Feminist Ending wrote about Anne of Green Gables (and Tori Amos and the American Girl characters – amen, sister!) as a feminist icon last week, I realized that I’ve yet to use Miss Shirley as inspiration for another make-believe ensemble.
I dropped everything I was doing and sat down to remedy my error by watching the series. And by “drop everything I was doing,” I mean “came down with the flu and have been stuck on the couch all weekend.”
Up first, an outfit inspired by two of my favorite scenes in the television series. No one rocks the straw hat, blue and white ticking/seersucker fabric and lace like the Anne-girl.
And then, a take on the famous puff-sleeve dress. In the series the dress is pale green, but L.M. Montgomery gave Anne a brown dress in the book, so we’ll go with authorial intent on this one.
And if you don’t know why the carrot ring was included, get thee to a library!
I’m off to watch the series again, because as Christopher Walken once famously said,
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is…more Gilbert Blythe!
Ah, feeling better already.
Have any of you played the Anne of Green Gables Drinking Game yet? It’s really helping me knock back the Gatorade.