Category Archives: Modern Day Annes

Modern Day Annes: Kate Middleton/Duchess of Cambridge

Photo from: REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool

Administering CPR to this blog post! I know that I haven’t blogged for this project since last year and that sucks. But with what better news to revive this blog than with a post about the news of England’s new princess loving Anne of Green Gables.

Apparently, Kate requested that they pass through Prince Edward Island on their Canada tour because of its association with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, as per an unnamed source (yeah, doesn’t sound that reliable but hey, Time reported this story).

Hmmm. With this news and her choice of McQueen (Sarah Burton-designed) wedding dress — I have to say, girl’s got taste!

Read more about Kate’s love for Anne here, here, and here.

Modern Day Annes: Christina Hendricks

I am a big fan of AMC’s hit TV series, Mad Men. And one of my favorite characters in the show is Joan Holloway, played by the beautiful and curvy Christina Hendricks.

from LA Times Magazine feature (July 2010)

I like Christina Hendricks because 1. she’s really good at her job: acting, 2. She’s a redhead and redheads are generally interesting and 3. she has this curvy body that is to die for. She’s like pure woman! But why is she a modern day Anne Shirley? It turns out that Hendricks is a natural blonde and died her hair red because of Anne of Green Gables.

Here’s an excerpt of her Q&A with LA Times Magazine:

You’ve said you started dying your blond hair red at age 10. How exactly did you sell that choice to your folks?
They did it to me! I was obsessed with the Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables. I decided I was Anne of Green Gables. There was something that spoke to me about her, and I wanted to have her beautiful red hair. So my mother said, “Let’s just go to the drugstore and get one of those cover-the-gray rinses!” My hair was very blond at the time, but it went carrot red. And I was over the moon. I went to school the next day and felt like myself. And then I went back [to that color] over and over again. What a cool mom, right?

Read the whole interview and feature on Christina Hendricks here.

Modern Day Annes: From Lookbook

I like that somebody used fashion to allude to Anne of Green Gables. The outfit is like a modern take of the book’s paperback Bantam cover — complete with the hat and the carpet bag. Too bad the girl’s hair isn’t red.

Source: Lookbook