• shhh I'm still not here • phantom of the opera • i am princess of the moon • and i wear the stars in my hair • has become my star princess tag even though originally it had nothing to do with phantom • or the star princess • or christine • or anything • just that I live on the moon • it's an all purpose tag
An Anna O’Byrne inspired take on Leroux!Christine.
• words cannot express • anna o'byrne • le fantome de l'opera • christine daae • is the heroine of my heart • art inspiration
• his favorite color anyway • I don't think he has a favorite flower • white roses • happy valentine's day! • and he still remembered her favorite flowers • maestro • the muse and her maestro • this is the story of my life
Leroux Christine: Walking Dress
So, as many of you know, I’ve been playing around with the idea of designing a wardrobe for Leroux Christine and I finally got around to coloring the first piece I did.
Emerald green and navy blue silk satin trimmed in black velvet ribbon, white lace and black appliqués with a slight rucheing on the sleeves.
I’m picturing this one as the dress she eventually changes into after Erik brings her to his home. Assuming he chose the dress, I figured he’d go with something really nice (because 20,00 francs a month) and jewel tones (because everyone loves jewel tones). I was thinking about having this be the dress she wears in the carriage, but I also really want her to literally be in a different costume every time we see her.
Because it’s awesome that’s why.
Please do NOT repost my work anywhere.
• THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY • le fantome de l'opera • christine daae • is the heroine of my heart • AGHHH I LOVE THIS
• mirror glass and chandelier glass • candlelight and shadows • (yes I know they're not real candles)
"Did you sell your soul for that URL?? Lol. Btw your blog is great :D Do you prefer Susan Kay or Leroux Christine?"
Oh, no! My angel of music gave it to me when he visited me while I was sleeping :D
And aw - thank you for asking, dear! While I love all Christines, Leroux Christine is my favorite.
There’s a great post going around about how the ALW version of Christine is done a bit of a disservice. (I’m linking rjdaae's reply because she basically said what I would have!) It's easy to see ALW Christine as a damsel in distress because of the adaptational choices they made, and I think that Susan Kay's Christine is just another step further down that line.
Which isn’t to say I don’t like Susan Kay’s Christine - I do! It may be an unpopular opinion, but I think most adaptations of the story have at least one or two elements that are compelling or show different aspects of the same characters. It’s hard for me to pinpoint, but as long as there’s some truth (for lack of a better word) to a portrayal, I’ll enjoy it. Leroux’s Christine is just my personal favorite, that’s all.
• this is the most i've ever meta'd about this ever! • mask-ofdeath • ask box! • ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT ABOUT MY BLOG • /gracelessly accepting compliments: a blog • (I didn't get a good singing voice from the Angel of Music; just a blog name)
Margaret Hamilton accepted her horrific on-screen appearance— replete with gangrenous skin, a jutting jaw, and a sharply hooked nose— having long ago made peace with her lack of physical beauty. “I’m glad I’m homely… My face has given me lots of work,” she confessed twenty- two years after playing the film’s heavy. With good humor, Hamilton recalled one instance of on-set ribbing to Parade’s Karl Kohrs: “They put a sign on my chair, ‘Mag the Hag.’ Why, I just loved it. I’m not sensitive about my looks.” She stubbornly defended her appearance from the time she was a little girl. Her father wanted to take her to a plastic surgeon to have her large nose altered, but she refused, saying “It was mine, and I wanted to keep it.”
• this is ridiculously inspirational to me • (sometimes I wish I were interestingly unattractive instead of just plain) • margaret hamilton • role models • the wizard of oz