August 17, 2010

Dolly Birds in a Dolls House.

When I saw this editorial for Hint Magazine (September Issue), I couldn't help reminiscing back to my English class in school. One of the plays that we covered was 'A Dolls House', written by Henrik Ibsen from Norway. The play is all about a husband 'Torvald' and his ''dolly'' wife 'Nora', who eventually breaks free from his ehhhh... ''manly'' grip.

I personally find this editorial a symbol of that play, I could be wrong though.... However, given that the editorial is called 'Dolly Birds', I could be close. Ok, enough of the play that was written in 1879 (a completely different World to the one we live in now...?).

Another thing that attracted me to this editorial was the oversized eyelashes. I LOVE fake eyelashes, I don't really know why? Its not like I wear them often, but when I do, I feel quite glamourous. However, when I look in the mirror, that glamourous feeling is gone when I see them up near my eyebrows, as opposed to my eyelashes. Fake eyelashes don't treat me well (just like Torvald didn't treat Nora well), but hey, like a fool I still love them!

And of course, the clothes further enticed me to post about this editorial. Look at the coat on the right hand side in the first picture! Look at the sweater dress on the right hand side in the third picture! Look at the blouse on the left hand side in the last picture! I truly do love!

So, what do you think about this editorial? Is it as symbolic for you, as it is for me?

Oh and the quotes you see, are quotes from the play. Some said by Nora, some by Torvald.



Oh, and by the way, thanks so much for all the tips on how to upload photos. Appreciate it! Have a great Tuesday!


All images from fashion copious and 'A Dolls House' quotes from allgreatquotes.com

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56 comments:

Mash said...

wonderfull editorial , so inspiring !

FESI-FASHION said...

Amazing editorial, I love it!

xx fesi-fashion

julia louise said...

TRULY AMAZING!
Love all the pictures in this editorial ;-)
Thanks for sharing.

http://julia-fister.blogspot.com

Alice said...

Woah. That is scary. Scarily awesome. O_O

Fashion Queen said...

Wonderful editorial. I really love it, it is very inspiring.

Daiane said...

haven't seen this one until now! definitely a new fave! creepy, beautiful, i love it! it reminds me of those dolls with super big eyes... what was their name? i can't remember right now.. =D

oxx from http://www.sweetfancytreat.com

ViCreative said...

wooooah, these pictures are freaky. a little scary, hugh?!

Vicky
(new post: Oh mother, I thank you & follow me)

Anthea said...

Scares me a bit to be honest!

Kimandra - clothing and accessories
said...

what a great editorial!!! <3

Sienna Style Stalker said...

I've read A Doll's House as well. It's such an awesome play. This editorial is great too.

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Lots of love x

Closet Fashionista said...

Interesting! The makeup is a bit scary, but it looks cool haha :D
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Lynzy said...

Great editorial find!

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Mia Delessi said...

I LOVE this editorial

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i love
x0x0

Marie Z. said...

I studied 'A Doll's House' in high school AND college! I studied a lot of Ibsen's plays actually. Anyways, these false eye lashes are a bit creepy but I think the whole editorial is kind of haunting so it works!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so amazing...love it:)

Kisses and have a great day:)

blivbook said...

woo long eyeslashes! Very high fashion!
Love the outfits too!




Cheers, B & Liv
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B L I V B O O K : darling&diva ♥

naomemandeflores said...

Amazing pics and quotes! Love this post!

melindaa said...

the eyelashes are so intriguing, i cant stop looking haha

Isquisofrenia said...

that furry jacket is so amaizng
this editorial is so cool
i dig !

Iva said...

wow so amazing!

Isabel said...

i love the photos!

Sara said...

amazing editorial! love the eyelashes :)

Anna-Lena said...

just one word: AWESOME!!!wihs you a wonderful evening my dear!
hugs

Missy M said...

fab editorial!

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

nookie said...

it kinda scares me but it's great

MissZuri said...

cute editorial dolls are an amazing idea :)
txs for writting on my blog.

à la Modest said...

I love the look of fake eyelashes, too but I can never do them on my own! They look, well, very fake on me. The editorial is great. It kind of reminds me of Tim Burton, whom I love so much!

Eszter said...

The girls do have something doll like about them...with disproportionately big heads like the bratz dolls, I don't know the play so I can't really comment on the symbolism, but they do look worn out and tired, maybe a bit scary as well...

Couture Carrie said...

Fab editorial!
Love the lashes!

xoxox,
CC

Jonathon Pedrozo said...

im spechless! this pictures are trendy and the outfits my gosh! i'd luv my sister to dress up like that

xx,
http://jonathonfashionvictim.blogspot.com

KIRAFASHION said...

very fun eye-lashes!!!

mademoiselle said...

like the pictures although the girls seem a bit creepy at the same time.
xo

ORIGINAL SEED said...

amazing editorial
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ryan said...

great editorial, very complex!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

haha this is amazing!

C.W. said...

awesome pics--I want to be brave and embrace lashes.

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La Boheme said...

Little creepy right? But beautiful nonetheless. xoxo!

Katie said...

wow i must say that these scare me a little, but all the same they look gorgeous. kind of like twiggy's eyelashes on steroids you know? haha
xx

Lee Oliveira said...

This editorial photos with these stunning barbies dolls are just... "oh god, what's the word..!!??!!"..

Oh yeah! Stunning...
Great selection Sarah
LOx

Zabrinah said...

Wowah! This editorial is a bit creepy. Those eyelashes are SCARY! Haha.

Is that what Barbie dolls would look like if they came to life?

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

redheaded guru said...

Read in this book in my high school English class as well, and i do think the editorial goes with it quite a bit! isn't it surprising that a man from the late 19th century would actually be so feministic? girl power, i guess then! lol!

Sara Lynn said...

wow I wish I could do that, I would probably poke myself in the eye though lol.

Winnie said...

I've not read it but the editorial is kinda cool but also a little creepy! The eyes make them look so delicate! I guess that's the whole point. I love false eyelashes too but rarely ever wear them!

The Y v said...

I like the second picture. the eyelashes are pretty intense.

Flashes of Style said...

Wow this is amazing! I love it :)

Ashley said...

Hmm, I'm actually not too crazy of the dollish make-up (and I've gotta add that falsies don't treat me well either. Not AT ALL), but I adore the clothes! The coat in the third pic is fab.

Style Porn said...

Wow, those eyelashes are wild! They look like giant tarantulas! Very doll-like.

Audrey Allure said...

Such a great editorial!

pradaforbreakfast said...

Great editorial and so creative to add the quotes! I have never seen the play, but I can really visualize much more of a story behind these photographs with the added text.

Aside from that, the images are wonderful! I too love fake eyelashes - I never wear them, but I love seeing them in fashion and beauty editorials. And the all black and white spread? Genius.

- Halie

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

Cool pics, but kind of scary!

Katie said...

Interesting editorial!

CCWai said...

I love huge eyelashes too!
But in photo they look a little creepy especially in B&W.

Laura said...

Nice amazing and interesting editorial...

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Marinka said...

wow the effect is interesting

TinCoco said...

these pics are soo cute!!