Wardrobe Jealousy: The secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish is a story about folk legends brought to the white screen without losing any of its endearing fairy tale quality. It is, by extend, one of my favourite childhood films. The film was released in 1994, and for the longest time I didn’t even know its real name. I always used to ask my mum to watch the film of “Fiona and the seals”, so later when I wanted to re-watch it as an adult I didn’t exactly know what to look for. So I literary just googled “Fiona and the seals” and it took me right to its wikipedia page.

Anyway I re watched it a couple of months ago, and made a mental note to put it up on the blog.
Fiona wears the best clothes and I thought some of you might enjoy looking at some of the pictures as well since I find them inspirational. There is some great knitwear in this film(and even several people knitting on screen!) and Fiona wears the best dresses. The film is set in 1946, so that probably accounts for the style of clothing. The scenery is stunning as well. All in all if you like Irish folk stories, with a mix of childhood imagination, set in beautiful landscape you might want to give this film a shot.

Now onwards to the interesting bit:

Lace cardigan:

Fair Isle Jumper:

Fair Isle Cardigan:




Fishermen Sweater:

There you go. It’s been a while since I did a post like this, and I put up quite some pictures but once I started going I wanted to make a screen shot of all the things! At uni I’m now taking a class in film adaptations (of films) and while making these screen shots my mind intuitively switched to “film critique” mode. Which one is your favourite? For me it’s mostly about the knitwear, and I think, for now, the jumper wins.  

3 thoughts on “Wardrobe Jealousy: The secret of Roan Inish

  1. Mooie film om inspiratie op te doen.
    Alweer een project om naar uit te zien.
    Maar even wachten tot het weer weer slechter is.
    De groeten aan iedereen.


  2. Wat een mooie sfeer, krijg je toch onmiddellijk zin om vestjes, truien, mutsen, broeken en als het moet ook poppenkleren te breien! na mijn muts ga ik een schapen truitje maken!

    GR Margot

  3. Haha klopt! Nu heb ik om eerlijk te zijn altijd wel zin om te breien dus aan het weer zal het niet liggen. Dat gaat in de zomer ook gewoon door 😉

    Moet je doen! Lijkt me erg mooi inderdaad!


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