Every year during the November and December I get caught up by Lord of the Rings virus :)! These rainy days are perfect for never ending LOTR marathons. That wonderful fantasy world often inspires me for some of my outfits…When I first saw this beautiful embroidered green coat (second hand, thank you E-bay), it instantly reminded me on nature, elves, Rivendell and whole wonderful Tolkien world…
Poppy handmade collar
Rubber tree leaf earrings bought in Thailand
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien, born in 1892 in South Africa was an Oxford professor of philology which includes literary studies, history, and linguistics. He first created several Elvish languages, then began to weave a mythology behind these constructed tongues, which eventually led to The Hobbit and subsequently The Lord of the Rings. Although we know him best for his stories, Tolkien’s real passion was languages – in his lifetime, he constructed at least twenty of them, each with its own functioning grammar and vocabulary.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
The three volumes of the series (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of The King ) are situated in the land called Middle-earth. Sauron, the evil lord of Mordor, was defeated in an earlier age but he lives on in the form of the Ring. Now, Sauron has risen and again threatens the Free Peoples of Middle-earth. The Ring has fallen into the hands of Frodo Baggins, a hobbit. He and eight companions must go on a mission to destroy the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom and defeat Sauron once and for all.
Next, the journey leads our heroes to the Elven outpost Rivendell, home of Lord Elrond and his daughter Arwen. Rivendell is situated in an idyllic valley, surrounded by waterfalls and gorgeous foliage.
The immortal Elves are fairest and wisest of all beings, and their elegant clothing reflects this high status. Rivendell residents typically wear rich autumn hues and beautifully draped fabrics like silk, velvet, brocade, chiffon, and suede. Elves are very connected to the environment, so their clothing always has an organic quality; medieval style and Art Nouveau also inspired their film look.
After passing through the Mines of Moria, the Fellowship arrives at the mysterious realm of Lothlorien, which is governed by the Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn. The realm is an enchanted place where time slows down and evil cannot linger.
Galadriel favors shimmering white gowns shot through with silver thread, while her husband Celeborn wears elaborately embroidered silk robes. Other inhabitants of Lorien, typically wear light layers of wool in muted shades of green and gray.
For their work on LOTR series Ngila Dicksom and Richard Taylor received an Academy Award for Best Costimography in 2003.
Enya – May it be (Lord of the Rings soundtrack)
Florence + The Machine – Dog days are over