I Dream in Green
Has anyone ever seen the movie version of Great Expectations, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Estella? It’s a good movie, actually: you should watch it. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about it.
One of the things I liked most about that movie, you see, was Estella’s wardrobe in it. It’s a modern re-telling of the story, and in every single scene, Gwyneth Platrow wears green: and not just any old green, either, but a gorgeous forest green shade, which is a colour my own wardrobe is full of. Gwyneth wears lots of different outfits in the course of movie, but every single one of them is in that same shade of green. Now, some might call that boring – in fact, I suspect a LOT of people would call that boring – but I loved it. I mean, girl knew what she liked, obviously, and what she liked was green. And so do I. “I know!” I thought, when the movie was over, “I think I’LL start wearing green all the time, too. It’ll be my “thing”! I’ve always wanted a “thing”, and green will be it!”
I didn’t actually do it, though. I mean, I know some of you probably THINK I did, because I wear so much green it sometimes feels like I don’t actually own any other colours, but I do, and I love them too. When it comes to colours, though – and especially when it comes to dresses – green will always be my favourite colour, so when LAMY sent me one of their new fountain pens, and asked me, not just to try it out, but to also post some other green things that make me happy, I didn’t have to think too hard about what I’d be showing you. First of all, though, here’s the pen:
This is a lime green fountain pen (It’s the Special Edition LAMY safari neonlime, to give it its full name…), and , which writes in an equally lime green ink (I suspect it’s probably going to come out looking kinda yellow on some monitors, but you can trust me when I tell you that’s down to my photography, not the pen itself), and it got me all nostalgic for my childhood, in which I had a “special” fountain pen, with a bottle of ink, which I used exclusively for writing in my diary, so I could feel like I was in a Jane Austen novel or something. There’s just something about fountain pens that makes writing feel like more of a Big Deal than it does with a random old biro, you know?
Anyway, as I said, for this post I was asked to share some green things that make me happy, and, well, brace yourselves, folks…
Hi, I’m Amber, and I love green dresses: although, in fairness, one of these is actually a skirt and top. I like those, too. Also green shoes. I’ll stop now.
Now that I’ve showed you the green things that make ME happy, it’s over to you: LAMY are asking everyone to share their favourite green things on Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtag #limeupyourlife – and if your green things happen to be dress-shaped, well, I wouldn’t mind seeing them too…
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