The Lord of the Rings: Fashion of Rivendell
Darn, I missed Hobbit Day! At least I’ve caught up in time to round out the end of Tolkien Week. For non-Tolkien fans, Hobbit Day is on September 22nd, which is the date of Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, celebrated by the Long Awaited Party at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
In honor of The Lord of the Rings series, I’ve put together an outfit based on the elves in The Lord of the Rings movie by Peter Jackson. It’s elegant, sumptuous, and won’t make you look like you’re reenacting elf cosplay. One word of warning is that the ensemble is not cheap, but it is fit for a Queen of Gondor:
The elves in The Lord of the Rings movie series, brilliantly costumed by Ngila Dickson, wear a great deal of brocade and velvet, with bright, rich colors for the elves of Imladris and green, earthy hues for the Lothlorien elves. The amazingly long sleeves and flowing dresses would be difficult to achieve in the present day, but the velvets and brocades are attainable, though expensive. Keep a lookout for velvet jackets, dresses and blouses in the fall/winter seasons, and also don’t rule out vintage sources for lovely brocade pieces.
-Dina Bar-El Gold Burnout Silk Pleated Bodice Dress at Bluefly On Sale for $216.99
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