Romantic? Moi? Never.

Dear Readers,

Happy Monday,

I have to tell you, I was chatting away to my friend Nic on Friday night as were walking along. I randomly looked up and saw the brightest rainbow. I’m quite keen on a nice bit of sky, clouds (see later in the week), moons, stars, you know the stuff. But Rainbows are quite magic, just mix a bit of rain and sun, and pow, you’ve got a light show.

I nodded toward the sky and said, “oh look at that!”. Nic stopped nearly dead in her tracks. She said, “I never had you down as a auld rosemantic”. I faltered, mumbled something incoherent and changed the subject. To something along the lines of, off licence and vino if I remember correctly.

Romance… I just don’t do it. I don’t know why. It’s definitely an irrational reaction I have. I mean I love it when my friends are in love, when I see them all glowing and smiley. I’m a total sucker for  Romeo and Juliet, and don’t get me started on Poetry – Sir John Betjeman – ok so I started. But that’s all made up sentiment and other people’s love.

I dunno, romance just seems so forced and cheesy to me. Like chivalry, it belongs in a Jane Austen novel and certainly not in Dublin, 2010. So Instead, I went and looked at the (prints of) The Meeting on the Turret Stairs in the National Gallery by Sir Frederick William Burton.

Inspired, I put on this vintage 70’s coat and dress and went and wandered about in a field. Apparently that’s what you do when you’re in love (which I’m not). Well, it is according to Jane Austen. Madness.

More Photographs and outfit details at HerApparel.wordpress.com


12 Responses to “Romantic? Moi? Never.”

  1. May 18, 2010 at 9:49 am

    wowwww, that dress is STUNNING 🙂



  2. May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    You look stunning!!! Great pictures

  3. May 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I love the vintage feel!!! Very Wuthering Heights-esque…you just need some fog!

  4. 5 Claire
    May 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Love, love, love this post! And… you look amazing in that dress in the beautiful flower field.

  5. May 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    You look gorgeous!! Super lovely dress! x

  6. May 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I have to say I am a big fan of romance… did an project on it last year, my final piece showed that romance still lived on in the everyday things that only matter to you and your significant other… Soppy I know but sure I can’t help it he he…. Dress is divine by the way!!!! Love it! Plus your hair looks so loverly and sleek! Wish I could have your wardrobe!

    • 8 whisty
      May 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      I love it when other people are into a bit of romance!
      Not soppy at all, just brimming with happiness maybe?
      Glad you love the dress, I literally fell in love with it when I saw it… Maybe that is where-in lies the problem, I should stop being romantically involved with my wardrobe!

  7. May 19, 2010 at 9:42 am

    so beautiful..look at you miss lost heorine of the meadows

    • 10 whisty
      May 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      Actually I really was a bit lost! I couldn’t tell you where that field was that’s for sure! Thank you Ms B von T. Such compliments! xx

  8. May 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    A bit of a pre-raphaelite heroine mood going on in this post and the Lily Allen one – I’m a fan! This dress is gorgeous and I’m in love with the shots, wherever did you manage to take them in Dublin?

    Love it!

  9. May 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Bit of a delayed comment (busy week….working through a backlog!), but Meeting on the Turret Stairs = one of my fave paintings ever, I LOVE IT. Such an impassioned moment! But yeah I also used to be pretty awkward about romance – still can be sometimes but it’s better to embrace it!

    And where did you find that dress??! Amazing !

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