Wherefore Art Thou, Shakespeare Revival?

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the tragic young lovers

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the tragic young lovers

Los Angeles–With “Game of Thrones” on hiatus (and viewers still reeling from the bloody season finale), it’s time to find a less barbaric costume drama about feuding families.

Enter the newest adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” hitting the silver screen on September 6.

Romeo-and-Juliet1From award-winning Italian director Carlo Carlei and starring Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Douglas Booth as the star-crossed lovers, the film aims to draw in a new generation uninitiated to the lure of Shakespeare’s prose and tragic storylines.

On a visual level, the film promises lots of lush velvets, fur capes and dripping jewels (and that’s just on the men!).

Only time will tell if Juliet’s pearls woven into her hair will spark a trend a la Katniss Everdeen’s braid in “The Hunger Games.”












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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.