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Look-of-the-Day

St. Patrick’s Day is seven days away, which means it’s officially “Irish Week” at theSkinnyStiletto.  Since our editors are Irish-American, we love talking about fashion from a country that brought us plaid, fisherman sweaters, fair isle and an affection for green!  Our first look that celebrates the Emerald Isle is from the 2009 movie Ondine.  The sexy Colin Farrell plays a single fisherman named Syracuse, with a young, handicapped daughter.  The two both start to fall in love with a women named Ondine, played by Alicja Bachleda, who he catches in his fishing net!  But how did this beautiful woman survive the frigid waters of Ireland?  Syracuse’s daughter believes she must be a “Selke,” a water nymph, but do the mythic creatures really exist?  Costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh has worked on other notable Irish films, including Leap Year and Palme d’Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley.  Since Syracuse and his daughter aren’t exactly wealthy or posh, they have to round up some secondhand clothes for Ondine.  This slinky knit dress and hunter green coat (perfect color for the country) could end up looking trashy on anyone else, but matched with Ondine’s natural wavy hair and a pair of tall fisherman boots, she does look like a modern mermaid washed ashore.

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