17 May, 2009

Inspiration from my Roots (sort of)

A few nights ago, I watched the movie New Waterford Girl with my parents, for the second time. The first time I watched it was a couple years ago, and I immediately went out and found some pictures. I don't know where I found them, but if someone knows, please let me know. 

The movie is about a creative, lonely girl in New Waterford, Cape Breton, in the seventies. I could go on about how awesome this movie is, but this is a fashion blog, so I'm going to talk costumes. Sadly, there aren't that many stills where you can really appreciate the costumes, so this is more like a preview than an accurate description

These two pictures help capture the feel. There are a lot of lumber jack shirts, huge knit sweaters, and corduroy. The protagonist, Moonie (the dark haired girl in the photos above) wears a long, somewhat flowing, heavy skirt in several scenes. There is a character who dresses entirely in shade of beige, mostly corduroy. 

I have no intention of starting wear corduroy, in any great quantities at least, but I love the sweater that Moonie wears, and can be seen in the first picture. I really liked the overall aesthetic of the film. 

(This is a note about the title of my post. My father spent part of his teenage years in an area very close to New Waterford, and his family was only one step up the socioeconomic ladder from this, so this is pretty close to parts of his life as a teen.)


  1. This looks very 70s, but also classic. I like the costumes. Ugh, I wish film stills were more readily available.

  2. i've never seen the movie, but the costumes look great! they'll be wonderful inspiration come autumn.