Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beauxbaton Blue Belles

Random nerdy Sunday post.  Every year around this time, we watch the whole series of Harry Potter movies over again.  This year, of course, the release of the second-to-last film is particular incentive to rewatch.  This round, while watching The Goblet of Fire, I was particularly struck by how very 1930s the uniforms worn by Fleur Delacour and the students at Beauxbatons Academy are!  The capelet with pointed collars, the little elfin hat...the two-tone laceup spectator style shoes...how did I miss this?  I think I've got my Hallowe'en costume for next year sorted!



17 comments:

Hep~Kitten said...

I didn't notice that until you pointed it out and they are cute outfits.
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AnnieLindsay-Smith said...

you should gather a whole troop of beauxbatons girls for next hallowe'en!

Trixie said...

They look very cute. Love those movies!

Carys said...

I am the biggest Harry Potter nerd ever, I am SO excited about the film!!! I wish my school uniform had been that nice, I love those dresses!
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Beth said...

I've always LOVED the 30's look of these costumes... I especially love the double collars. My friends and I have bit of a long-satin-collar obsession, and this is a great twist on it.

Penny Dreadful said...

Good spotting! They do indeed look veyr 30s - not to mention the bias cut!

Francy Flicks said...

These are some of my favorite costumes in the series! I agree they do like they come straight out of a '30s musical. By the way, I took a break from the blogosphere, but am now starting a new blog. I hope you stop by!

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Stephanie Lynn said...

They are adorable, especially the hats! I think this calls for a Harry Potter marathon at my house.

Annushka said...

I love this color dress)))
Very beautiful post, lovely blog!!!

Nancy said...

Um, ok, are we twin sisters from different mothers?!? I just watched all of the HP movies too!! And I was noticing how stylish the Beauxbatons girls' outfits were! I want their shoes!!!

*Katia* said...

i think i'm the only one in the world who never watched the complete series!
btw the uniforms are great!nice choice for next halloween :)

Denise said...

I also love the hats!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Ladies, I say anyone who posted here is officially part of the Beauxbaton's Hallowe'en dress up brigade for next year. hehe. Nancy, my twin, if you find some pairs of those shoes, let me know! ;)

Penny Dreadful and Beth: oh, yes, how could I forget to point out the bias cut and the satin! Good points!

sasphyria said...

:) i just watched all 6 films last weekend :)

I allways see this girls in 30s costume.

Did you notice Narcisa Malfoys Coat at spinners end? It look very 40s for me!

Andi B. Goode said...

Oooh, I never noticed that either!! But, I must admit I haven't watched this in ever so long. And great costume idea for sure. Nerdy AND vintagey. My favourite. =]
-Andi x

BaronessVonVintage said...

sasphyria: Oh, now I must rewatch for that coat as well!

Andi: hehe.. awesome

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love love love the HP films, I'm so excited about the new one! The girls' outfits are so cute, i totally agree it'll make a great Halloween costume!