Monday, June 27, 2011

secret comfort novels and inspirational ads



I was in need of a little inspiration lately and Marc Jacobs' campaigns usually do the trick. I love how whimsical and  mysterious all of his collections are. This particular launch is my favourite in so many ways. It screams 'The Secret Garden', the magical novel written by one of my favourite authors, Frances Hodson Burnett. I know I'm not the only one who thinks his books are not only calming, but also classic and are great for when you have major writers block. The plot lines are so inspiring and can trigger other story ideas as well. Now, where were we? Ah, the Marc Jacobs campaign. The outfits in Fall 2010 are so vintage and the girls in white above look like charming characters from each novel. I have once featured a snapshot of one of the images on this blog here, but did not fully write about it. You can look at the rest of the wonderful photographs here. Now, I think I will go wrap myself up in a blanket, enjoy the winter sunlight outside on the garden swing and read about Sara Crewe's triumph or Mary Lennox's change of heart. Have a lovely Monday!
p.s: Don't forget to enter Jessica Marie's latest giveaway! You could win some wonderful John Frieda hair products!

25 comments:

Sara Shoemaker said...

ummm, get out of my head! :) A little Princess and The secret garden were The 2 books I lived on as a kid. I have specific memories of reading both of those a lot as a little girl. we would've been bff's!!!

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The Cat Hag said...

These photos are fantastic, I never knew Marc Jacobs did such awesome advertising campaigns! :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

ps said...

so sweet,great photos

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Leigh said...

i love marc jacobs ads too! this one is amazing, as always! :)

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Grace said...

Amazing pictures :)

Jessica Marie said...

What a stunning photo! Marc Jacobs really is genius!

I already replied to your comment on my blog, but I wanted to stop by and let you know just how much I appreciate your kind words. You're so sweet!

I also wanted to let you know about a John Frieda giveaway I have going on right now. I don't have very many entries at the moment, so that increases your chances of winning! :) Stop by if you like...entering is easy. http://bit.ly/kIU8v4

Maria said...

Thank-you for the lovely words everyone! I couldn't resist posting this campaign! I'm glad you lovelies liked it!
I will be sure to check out your marvy giveaway Jessica Marie!
xoxo

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

You know I've never read the secret garden (travesty I know!) and I have been looking for new books as I am completely out so I will give it a try! Lovely post x

Gorgeous Clara said...

I love that picture! great inspiration indeed!

Rachel said...

Oh I love those books as well, they both lighted up my childhood! Beautiful pic as well, such lovely inspiration! xx

MapleandVine said...

ooo i just loved the secret garden growing up!

Blue Dressed Doll said...

Very lovely! I like to much clasic Novels :-)
xoxo

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FANGLE JUNGLE said...

I love "The Secret Garden". It's my fav book from my childhood♥

Laura said...

I love the first picture, it is very sweet. The Secret Garden used to be one of my favourite books as a child, I even used to pretend that I had my own secret garden in the backyard!

Laura - White Winters

m i s s . t e a said...

lovely! how magical was the secret garden movie too? :D

LaToya said...

Loving the pics! I'd be inspired too! Thanks for the note about the giveaway! Lovely blog you have!

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Kimia Kline said...

thats one of my all time favorite ads.

Emmy Lou said...

That ad is so gorgeous, it makes me want to throw on a gauzy dress and little boots and run through the forest:)

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songbird said...

two of my fav childhood books

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PaulinaMo said...

Thanks for reminding me of the Secret Garden, I read that book when I was younger and my imagination just went crazy thinking about how amazing the Secret Garden would be :)

~Pau
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erica marie said...

I've never read either of these books but I love both of the movies...and yes Marc Jacobs is amazing.

Emilija said...

Lovely!

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VLM. said...

I love these pictures, I love Marc Jacobs, but most of all I love that book! Definitely one of my all time favourites. xoxo, Veena <3

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VLM. said...

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AngeliqueDama said...

Following you:D Great blog:)
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