Hello all you wonderful people!
I hope you are having a splendid weekend.
Today I am wearing a blouse from the old Book of Deer collection from AW13 called Sea & Selkie.
I wanted something from this collection very badly so when I found out there were a few blouses left I jumped for joy. Not only is this feminine blouse beautiful with it's high collar, but it has a delicate hand-drawn print on the bell sleeves.
Selkies are mythological creatures found in old Scottish and Irish folklore. A selkie is a seal in the water that turns into a human on land. They are different from other creatures that you would think are similar, such as mermaids, because selkies are shapeshifters, and can have a completely human form. Selkies are for example not found at all in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander.
What ignited my interest in selkies was the beautiful animated film Song of the Sea. The film came in 2014 and was nominated for an Oscar. It's about a young girl that discovers that she is a selkie and her quest to recover her seal coat and to find her voice, with the help of her human brother. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful and simply beautiful this film is, both in animation style and in the story. I find myself watching it almost once a week.
Blouse: Book of Deer (old)
Hope you all have a beautiful day, don't forget to check out Song of the Sea.