Monday, March 11, 2013

Charming Anna

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, 'Anna Karenina'.  

So, one of my projects for this season was to re-read this fabulous novel. I recall it from my School and University years, but obviously wanted to refresh the plot in the light of a freshly-shot movie, carrying the same name. Surely enough, I ended up watching the video version of the book, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. TESSfully impressive, indeed! 

I guess, many of you have seen the movie; however, I decided to give a special focus to the stunning costumes, worn by Anna Karenina (aka Keira Nightly) on the set. No wonders at all here! Talented designer Jacqueline Durran earned her deserved recognitions for the collection both at the 85th Academy Awards and at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, winning nominations for the Best Costume Design. Well, TESSfully done! 
(When go through the pictures below, pay a special attention to the details. They are the key!)

In January 2013, a selection of the Oscar-nominated costumes from Anna Karenina went on public and were displayed at the London exhibition.

All pictures are kindly provided by Google Images. 
Let me know if you are aware of any (c) I need to keep.

So, here are some of my favorite, TESSfully thoughtful, quotes from 'Anna Karenina'. Don't read them through - think them through: 

             “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
             “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” 
             “It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” 
             “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
             “I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.”  
             “I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” 
             “They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us - there is no life.” 

***So, TESSies, do YOU LIKE READING, in fact?***

Keep TESSTaste.Elegance.Sophistication.Style!
Your Tess


  1. She's so pretty!!

    xx MJ

    1. Indeed, Maria! How adorable she is in this movie and not only:)

      xxx, Tess

  2. Luv the last photo.

    1. +1, Nadia:) I truly adore her make-up in that picture! Stunning!

      xxx, Tess