Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Picnic at Hanging Rock

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Mine was action-packed, filled with parties and Mother's Day activities.

On Saturday night, my friend Nadine and I had a girls night in and we saw a movie that kind of haunted us. It is called "Picnic at Hanging Rock." This 1975 Australian film focuses on a group of girls and a school teacher at a prestigious women's college in 1900 who disappear during a Valentine's Day picnic at Hanging Rock.



Honestly, the film is very mysterious and eerie. Everyone appears to be away in their own little dream-like world. Nobody really seems to be there, even though they are.



Even weirder is that everyone in the movie seems to be obsessed with Miranda, one of the girls who disappeared. Two characters (her creepy female roommate and a local boy) are madly in love with her and everyone (her schoolmates and the media) seems more concerned about her disappearance than the rest.



I found this odd because Miranda only has about 30 minutes of screen time (if that) in the film and a disturbing lack of personality. She must have been the hottest girl in town. I can't imagine any other reason for all that attention.



The best aspect of this film, however, is the beautiful costumes. The girls wear pretty white dresses, straw hats, fancy gloves, and glimmering Victorian jewelry.



This film makes me want to spend all summer in a long, flowing white sun dress at the park, with a romantic novel by my side. I want to have a luxurious and idle picnic at a faraway spot...

I made a Polyvore inspired by the film. Fortunately, the style is very simple to achieve.

Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Jenniferb02 featuring Steve Madden shoes



What do you think? :)

71 comments:

Mint Scented Kerrie said...

That's so cool. brilliant polyvore selections!!

Mint Scented Kerrie said...

p.s. aren't those sandals in your polyvore almost exactly like the ones I just bought??? lol. coincidence?

kimber doll said...

Ahhhh! I totally remember this movie, and it haunted me for weeks after!!
I watched it about 10 years ago in school if you can believe it. My Language Arts teacher made us do a paper on it, and I thought it was the oddest little peice of film I'd ever encountered. I'd completely forgotten about it until this post - just might try and get my hands on it again to experience the creep factor once more =)
Thanks for commenting on my blog, your words are too kind =)

JUST ME said...

I try to pull off a straw hat every season -

And it always goes horribly wrong.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE!!!! My mom one day got it out for us to see. It's a lil odd, how the girls just disappeared. I loved the costumes too. I was remarking the other day how nice it would to do a picnic or just lounge in a valley. These girls really do seem like they don't have a care in the world.

I love the pink in the polyvore, I'd wear them all the pieces. =)

Erica Leigh said...

i'm very intrigued by this movie! everything looks so soft and dreamy in the screen caps. the costumes really do look beautiful.

♥ erica
sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com

Hope Chella said...

I'd love to see this film now, though I'll probably not like Miranda. Your artwork at the bottom is lovely!!! It sounds like a nice weekend too =) xx

Mina said...

Wow, that sounds very interesting. I hope I can find it online!

Liv said...

I've never seen this film but your description makes me wonder if Sofia Coppola may have drawn inspiration from this for The Virgin Suicides...

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Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

hahaha...that's how i look at the bright side of movies i don't appreciate..i just look at the costumes and wardrobe...hehehe. like 'clash of the titans...' LOL.

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Barry said...

Nice job on the polyvore Jen.

And a white sundress? Oh, now I know you didn't just go there! Do you have ANY idea what white sundresses do to me? :)

Kristin said...

You are so delightfully creative!

GILBERT GANDA said...

love your polyvore!!
and the movie with those victorian theme!

xx

Biana said...

Nicely done, I love that style although I would replace the maxi dress with à shorter version because I'm petite and I feel that the maxi dress will not look good on me. Thanks for visiting me dear, xxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The movie did sounds kinda weird but I loved your inspiration board - vintage loving at its best!

Ugnė said...

Lovely dresses, I would like to own one, white long long dress.. so feminine! :]]

Leah said...

You always find the best old films... this is another must-see movie. And I love your polyvore set... lovely!!!

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stylechanges said...

lovely picture she looks cool

Joellen said...

That film looks amazing! I already love it just by the photos

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twocoathangers said...

lol this made me laugh.. i can't believe you found this movie and you live in America! I used to watch this when I was 6 or 7.. Its really famous in Australia. and you're right, it is very eeerie!

Ruth X.
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Glam + Pony said...

I actually visited the location last year and nearby was this shop that had heaps of merchandise and a showroom dedicated to the mystery.

I think its so interesting, i hope to see the movie soon!

thanks for your comment :)

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{ I V Y } said...

beautiful.

Sherin said...

Ooo, sounds like an interesting movie. I love really creepy movies.

Have you heard of the band Madina lake? Their first album had a story behind it: basically a beautiful girl in a small (made up) town dissappears, and because she's so pretty and a big socialite, the media goes crazy...

Friend in Fashion said...

A perfect polyvore - so pretty! :)

Luv, Friend in Fashion
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x

Vintage Vixen said...

I saw this film years ago and it made a huge impact on me...so scary!
Beautiful clothes (and women) and I love your take on it, too.
Vix
xxx

Tesa said...

thank you so much for your comment!

lovely blog!

xoxo

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FashionSugarBubbles said...

so cool ! :D

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Ariana said...

wow,I want to watch this movie..;)maybe tonight.Thank you for the great review:)

xoxo

stells and co. said...

The images are quite haunting....but very beautiful!

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Andrea Desde el Trópico... said...

Hi! Thanks again for the comment! I think your blog is lovely!

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Isabel said...

ooh i kinda want to see the movie...is it scary...or not so much?

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Melanie said...

Even the stills are creepy. I love the floral details throughout.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

kate, always in trouble said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my blog <3

i've never seen this movie, but I guess I should do this. even this weekend! ;)

xoxo

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Beth Dunn said...

That sounds interesting! You see such sophisticated films-While I'm seeing IRon Man lOL
xoxo
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COCAMIA said...

Oh I have heard of this film but have not seen it yet. I will now look for it. Great post and info!

Couture Carrie said...

Looks like a gorgeous film, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Damsels said...

wow it sounds incredibly interesting .. im gonna see if i can get it on netflix or soemthing

Tights Lover said...

Wow...that does sound like an eerie movie!

I love the polyvore you came up with...especially the dress!

Cheryl Clarke said...

never heard of this movie, but sounds interesting. it does look pretty, if nothing else, and your polyvore is a great interpretation!

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drollgirl said...

well you have convinced me to see this movie! thanks for the tip!

MaryWhitney said...

Hey Honey thanks for your comment :D Great post and I love that white dress *-* Im so in love about white this season :D
Much Love MaryWhitney

XX

Marcie said...

I just had to tell you that your blog title cracks me up. Everyone is saying "I know, right" these days! Love it!

Marcie

Kendr▲ said...

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The pictures you post are also perfect,
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Clare said...

That film looks lovely, I must put it on my list...

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OceanDreams said...

This looks like a beautiful film, I'll have to check it out and I love the Victorian outfits, so gorgeous and enchanting!

Tanvi said...

What lovely pictures! :o) I wanna spend the summer in flowing white dress toooo!

valncami said...

God I love your blog you always have such great movie recommendations. I need to start to make a list!
XX
Valerie
abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

Fashion Chalet said...

The pink text complements this post oh so well. :)

Your comments are always so very sincere. I smile every single time. How do you do it? Thank you! ♥




xx

Heather Taylor said...

I really want to see that movie! I went on Wikipedia (bad I know) to research it and apparently the filmmaker put a veil over the camera lens for the movie to look ethereal and otherworldly.

kristiyana shinta said...

i think the film sounds cool, love your description,, the capture also great,, well done :)

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Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

It sounds like a great movie. I have not seen that. I need to checj it on line.
Fab Polyvore selections!

KAT said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALL THE SNAPS! VERY INSPIRATIONAL!

kumar said...

lovely post
hey thanks for comment

em.me.ma said...

thanks for your comment!
this post is so whimsical! <3

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Abbey said...

its like a fairytale :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Sounds intriguing... and I think you are right. She must have been super hot. lol.

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Marija said...

Is it nuts that I really want to see this now? I realize you weren't giving it a glowing thumbs up but your description makes it sound like the erie you just can't take your eyes off of! And hey, who doesn't like to look at gorgeous jewelry and pretty dresses!

michelle_ said...

that's awesome !!
hope i can google it :)

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Pop Champagne said...

I love the style in here. I havent seen the movie though...!

Cafe Fashionista said...

It's funny...from the stills you've posted here, and the way you've described the film as mysterious and eerie, I can't help but to think of "The Virgin Suicides." I definitely need to check this out ASAP!! :)

CMA said...

GORGEOUS
these are really wonderful, so chic!
thanks for sharing as always
and i appreciate the sweet comments, means the world!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

This movie looks beautiful, I hope I can find it somewhere and check it out! This is exactly how I want to dress all summer long too!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Nina said...

whoa I must see this, I love visual inspiration, and anything victorian and white!
thanks for stopping by & your comment, hope to see u again soon :)

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bollywoodstylediaries said...

I watched this movie loong back..went nuts trying to figure out what happened to the girls in the end:-) loved the feel of the movie..surreal !!

Bren said...

This film looks amazing in a weird way! I'll have to look for it!

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Miranda said...

the movie is great - but the book version is even better!
It is one of my favourites - originally because I shared the name.. but now because it is just so beautifully written, it really just haunts you for weeks!

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