Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Secret of Roan Inish

I watched this fantastic little movie the other day about a little girl, an island, and a secret, all set on the wild coasts of Ireland. I had seen the trailer for it ages and ages ago on some old VCR movie, and I had always wanted to watch it. I finally saw it was on Netflix, years later, and jumped at the chance!  It is a haunting story and beautifully shot, with many sweeping views of the wild sea and rugged landscapes contrasted against closeups of people's lives, all viewed through the eyes of a solemn little girl.


I am wild about the ocean and many of its legends, and this film combines both wonderfully. I also took some style notes when watching it. The main character, a little blond serious child named Fiona, wears home-spun dresses with colorful little woolen sweaters along with a single dark maroon coat, and she always carries a cloth bow in her hair, or once, a single barrette. Throw on a cute little cardigan over a collared dress with colorful buttons and a grownup version of a bow in your hair, and you are all set to explore a day at sea!

I think the single blue barrette clipping back one side of her hair is genius.  

OR you could take inspiration from the lovely (spoiler alert!) selkie girl, and wear only a seal skin, or a long white dress with your hair unbound as you wade into the ocean. Sounds like a fantastic day to be honest.


Either way, The Secret of Roan Inish is now a favorite of mine. 

<3 The Magpie

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