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MOVIE MONDAY: The Sherlock Cape

To be part of MOVIE MONDAY, please add your links in the comments to be included in the round-up! I’m looking forward to reading your articles. There’s time till Wednesday to add links.

You do not have to do a fashion post like I did. I would very much enjoy to read about movie-related craft projects, too, or learn about movies I haven’t seen before. Share your thoughts on movie soundtracks, on great actors or the book the movie was based on.

For inspiration, have a look at the last two MOVIE MONDAY round-ups: click HERE and HERE.

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Sal Kaye proudly presents the MOVIE MONDAY ROUND-UP:

Thank you so much for taking the time and create such wonderful movie-inspiration!

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A while ago, somebody suggested I watch “Sherlock Holmes” because it had “Steampunk” in it. I did as I was told and found the movie to be quite nice. Yes, it has a “steampunky feel” to it but it’s not a Steampunk movie. Nonetheless, I found “Sherlock Holmes” to be quite entertaining and decided to let this movie be my inspiration for November’s MOVIE MONDAY. I didn’t want to copy the costumes of this movie but preferred to be inspired by a more classic Sherlock Holmes-style.

This is one of my “Sherlock Capes”. I love capes. I think I begged my Mom to buy me my first cape when I was 13 years old. My second cape, a green woolen one found it’s way to me when I was 18. I wore that one a lot for reenactment and LARP events and even starred it in a movie (art project for school).  The plaid one you see here screamed “Sherlock Holmes!” to me the second I entered the store. “Buy me!”, it begged. “You’ll be so happy wearing me!”

Ah, my sweet Sherlock Cape! How could I leave it in the store? I knew it would make me feel special – and it does. I usually don’t like plaid very much but isn’t this cape one piece of plaid elegance? Tragically, it’s much too cold for wearing this cape now but I found a black fleece jacket which goes very well underneath so I can still wear it on colder days.

Here’s another cape. This one’s black and feels like a combination of felt and fleece to me. I found it in the same store the Sherlock cape came from. It was on sale, it was black, it was awesome – I bought it without too much thinking on my part.

Actually, I liked the black cape so much I bought the same one in gray, too… I’ve worn both a lot these past days. They’re lovely and warm. I haven’t worn them to work yet but I definetely will.

As most of you know, we moved into this apartment only 6 weeks ago. Our kitchen looked very naked and boring when we moved in so we hurried to find something special to put on the walls. Mr. K. and I both decided these tin-plate signs would be awesome in our kitchen. Coincidentally, the left one is just PERFECT for this MOVIE MONDAY. ;)

What about you? Do you own a cape? How do you like capes as a fashion item, especially in darker fashion styles?

MOVIE MONDAY – November 21st, 2011

November’s MOVIE MONDAY will be on Monday, November 21st.

For those of you new to my blog , this is what MOVIE MONDAY is all about:

This month’s MOVIE MONDAY will be November 21st. Until then, there’s time for you to write a post inspired by a movie or your favorite TV series, e.g. blog about your favorite film and what it’s about, write about anything inspired by a movie or series, introduce your favorite actor, wear something movie-inspired…

There’ll be a roundup of everybody participating on Monday, November 21st. So leave the link to your MOVIE MONDAY article in the comments of this posts so I can add you to the roundup. Please link back to me/this article. If you like, you can use the image above:

<a href=”http://stilldark.wordpress.com/category/movie-monday/”><img title=”Movie Monday” src=”http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6028/5945906797_6254203a36.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”200″ height=”256″ /></a>

What if you need a little more time? No problem! I’ don’t mind adding your link to the round up a day or two later.

Red & Black

A while ago, I bought these wine red, almost purple, tights. I didn’t wear them for a long time because the color simply scared me. My legs are the chubbiest part of my me and I feared these tights would draw all the attention there (and they did!). Still, I wanted to wear them at least once so I decided to pair them with a black skirt, black wrap cardigan and a shirt of the same red/purple. I love the boots I’m wearing here but I think shoes with a higher bootleg would have looked better. What do you think?

By the way, the next MOVIE MONDAY will be on November 21st. I’m really excited about this coming MOVIE MONDAY because I found some great pieces on sale which totally remind me of a certain movie (and book).

MOVIE MONDAY: Mad Tea Party

We made it! We moved! This last weekend we finally moved in our new home. I’m so glad it’s done now. There’s still a lot to be done but we’re almost finished. And guess what…?

It’s Movie Monday once more! :)

Want to be part of this? There’s still time! I’ll include every link in the roundup which appears in the comments of this post today, tomorrow, and even on Wednesday!

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Have a look at these fantastic Movie Monday posts:

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Hurry up! Don’t be late!

Too late! Too late! Hurry! Because we will spend this Movie Monday in Wonderland – and you’re invited for tea!

I watched Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” when I was a child – a long time before I read the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Caroll. I was always fascinated with the characters, especially the Cheshire Cat. So for this Movie Monday I gathered some photos which remind me mostly of the Disney movie (but of others as well):

Doesn’t it all start with the White Rabbit and his pocket watch? Although I bought the watch you can see in the pictures for steampunky reasons I still find this outfit reminding me of the White Rabbit.

A short while ago, VictorianKitty’s monthly theme post was about hats and I’m shamelessly borrowing the Mad Hatter photo of myself from the post I did back then.

Here’s an old, old photograph of myself – portrying Disney’s Mad Hatter, of course. That was a looong time before the age of digital photography. The picture was taken in Disneyland, CA., in spring 1999.

What would Alice In Wonderland be without the famous Cheshire Cat? Don’t you love this character, too?

I thought about adding a list of other “Alice in Wonderland” movies but didn’t want to go over the top. So here’s only one link I’d like to share (besides those you find in the text above):

Have a great Movie Monday! And thanks to everyboday who’s taking part in this. :)

P.S.: When I re-read this post I realized my English is pretty crappy today. I’m sorry. I’ll pay more attention to grammer and style next time. I’m just sooo tired (if this counts as an excuse…?).

MOVIE MONDAY – September 26th, 2011

September’s MOVIE MONDAY will be on Monday, September 26th. I know, I picked a date which is almost October but I did in on purpose: On September 26th, I’ll hopefully have my desktop pc up and running again – and a working internet connection. In our new home! :)

For those of you new to my blog , this is what MOVIE MONDAY is all about:

This month’s MOVIE MONDAY will be September, 26th. Until then, maybe you like crafting or even wearing something inspired by a movie or your favorite TV series and then write about it, or blog about your favorite film and what it’s about, write about anything inspired by a movie or series, introduce your favorite actor…

There’ll be a roundup of everybody participating on Monday, September 26th. So leave the link to your MOVIE MONDAY article in the comments of this posts so I can add you to the roundup. Please link back to me/this article. If you like, you can use the image above.

What if you need a little more time? No problem! I’ don’t mind adding your link to the round up a day or two later.

Want some inspiration? Check out last month’s MOVIE MONDAY here.

Introducing the first MONTHLY MOVIE MONDAY – August 15th, 2011

Still Dark @ Heart proudly presents MOVIE MONDAY! :)

I thought I’d give everybody plenty of time to come up with ideas for this challenge/event so I’m announcing August’s MOVIE MONDAY already.

What is MOVIE MONDAY about? It’s quite simple: the first MOVIE MONDAY will be August 15th. Until then, try wearing something inspired by a movie or your favorite TV series and then write about it, or blog about your favorite film and what it’s about, write about anything inspired by a movie or series, introduce your favorite actor…

There’ll be a roundup of everybody participating on Monday, August 15th. So leave the link to your MOVIE MONDAY article in the comments of this posts so I can add you to the roundup. Please link back to me/this article. If you like, you can use the image above.

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