Web series (more specifically web series adaptations of previous works) have been a huge trend as of late. I can’t pretend to be an expert, but I do hope you take my word for it when I say that one of the best web series that I’ve ever followed is undoubtedly The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. A modernization of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, The LBD is a spectacular piece of sheer ingenuity. Perhaps that’s my inner-communications major coming out, because The LBD is perfect example of transmedia (proof: it won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Original Interactive Program). In any case, I highly suggest you sit down and binge-watch all 100 episodes. Don’t you worry, each episode tends to be under 5 minutes, and it doesn’t take that long to get through the whole thing…promise. Just don’t blame me when you go back to the beginning to watch the entire series again.
For your convenience, here’s the first episode:
Now, The LBD’s success hasn’t been isolated to just online; the project achieved groundbreaking support from Kickstarter backers to produce a DVD box-set. Although there were a few delays in the manufacturing process, I can personally say that I am proud to own a complete and physical representation of The LBD.
Added to that, a novel version of the web series, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, was released just over a year ago. And because the creators are seriously milking this entire storyscape for all it’s worth (I say that with the utmost respect for everything they’ve achieved), they’ve also come out with a spin-off novel, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet: A Novel, set to release later this month.
So, after that long-winded, rambly, and overly detailed praise for The LBD, on to the nail-relatedness! The impending release of Lydia’s novel struck me with the desire to create subtle LBD-inspired nail art. First up…Jane Bennet!
Even though Jane tends to wear richer, jewel-toned pieces to complement her complexion, I think softer colours better represent her kind, demure personality, hence the pastel blue and white. As for the seemingly out of place pink flower, if you watch the series, you’ll get the reference.
In case you were wondering what polishes I used…
Left to Right:
- Essie’s Sure Shot (791)
- Sally Hansen’s Insta-dri in Clearly Quick (110)
- Covergirl’s Glossy Days glosstinis in #GetGlowing (670)
- Formula X’s Infatuated
- Essie’s Blanc
And there you have it, Jane Bennet in nail art form! Thanks for sticking around, and stay tuned for the next LBD-inspired look!
’til next time,