I got so caught up in the big screen adaptation of Great Expectations that I almost missed the made-for-tv version happening April 1. Bring it, Masterpiece!
Another eerily beautiful Miss Havisham, this time played by Gillian Anderson. I've never watched X-Files, but I thought she was good in The House of Mirth, so I have high hopes. Oh, and hello to the pretty boy playing Pip.
Moodboard confession: I didn't watch Last Tango in Paris in its entirety. I've never found Marlon Brando attractive, especially as a bloated, older love interest wielding butter in unappealing ways. So instead, I watched it with the volume off and just fast forwarded to all the parts that looked visually interesting.
The reason why I wanted to see the movie in the first place was because of actress Maria Schneider. I came across an article about her in a 1970's Vogue and became intrigued by the images accompanying the article. In the article—last picture above—she is wearing a men's hat, and she wears the same one throughout the movie.
My favorite scene is when she shops for a wedding dress in a vintage clothing store with red-haired twin store clerks. The twins are slightly scary, but they had on fantastic choker necklaces and I kept trying to capture pictures of them.
In another scene she is wearing a captain's jacket while looking though a swiss dotted curtain, and it is such a great juxtaposition of masculine and feminine elements.
Movie stills created by Moodboard from Last Tango in Paris/Last digital image created by Moodboard from US Vogue April 1973
I think everyone has been suffering from wedding fever, though mine has nothing to do with Kate and William. My sister is getting married in less than two weeks, and I can't wait to celebrate with her.
So what made me feel beautiful on my wedding day? Wearing the dress of my dreams and my something blue shoes. Oh, and just enough makeup that everyone thinks the glowing skin, long lashes, rosy cheeks and lips are all you.
Digital Images created by Moodboard from the 1968 movie Wonderwall
I was interested in seeing The Lover after finding out the story was set in Saigon during the 1920's. Though they explored different areas to film the movie, director Jean-Jaque Annaud decided to remain true to Marguerite Dura's book and film it in Vietnam.
I'm so glad he did, as I'm now obsessed with visiting Saigon. Something that was captured on the film reminded me of the sultry, haunting quality of New Orleans and Savannah.
I was less impressed with the storyline–and I haven't read the book–but my short synopsis of the film is that a poor girl-woman meets rich man-child, sexual relationship ensues, and everyone involved is a bit of a jerk.
Visually the movie is beautiful, and the costumes are setting a new mood for my summer. The main character–played by a stunning Jane March—runs around almost the entire movie in an old silk dress, men's fedora, and battered shoes still sparkling with rhinestones. Her red lipstick is usually smeared, and she is wears her hair in braids tied with black ribbons.
So many gorgeous images in this movie, from the location to the interiors. Mother of pearl furniture, matte black paint and creamy ceramic stools are high on my home wishlist.
(Digital images created by Moodboard from The Lover)
I have sleepwear on my mind since I found out I'm going to have an awesome roomie for my New York trip in two weeks. I normally wear Mr.M's softest, thinnest t-shirts to bed, but I don't think that is going to cut it this time.
Instead I'm thinking luxe loungewear that works equally well for the hotel room as it does for making late night dashes to pick up Chinese food. Oh wait, I'll be in New York city, where I can get chinese delivered at all hours right to my door. Bliss.
1. Vince Cropped Wool Cardigan, $295 2. Disney Couture Safety Pin, $37.80 3. Joe's Skinny Military Cargos, $99.95 4. Mossimo Newsboy Hat, $12.99 5. T by Alexander Wang Classic Tank, $74, Free People Day Tripper Henley, $26.97
When I found out Mr.M hadn't seen theThe Champ, I netflixed it to watch a couple of weeks ago.Since I've already seen it, I was able to drink in the set & costume design.While there is a great scene about fashion in the movie, it is Billy's outfits that are sticking in my head.
Jon Voight plays the Champ(Billy) with the swagger of an ex-boxer, though it is one that has problems containing his vulnerability. I think that feeling is what I like translated into an outfit. Not sure if that makes sense, but that tension of masculine/feminine is the aesthetic I'm always after.
1. James Perse Loose Fit Tee, $50 2. Forever 21 Layered Cross Necklace, $5.80 3. Joe's Skinny Military Cargos, $99.95 4. Mossimo Newsboy Hat, $12.99 5. Old Navy Plaque Belt, $20
The Champ wears second skin tee's throughout the movie, and I'm particularly enamored with the dusty rose one he wears with work pants. Obviously this all works because it is on the muscled body of Jon Voight, in a now vintage setting, but I wouldn't mind stealing a bit of his style for myself;)
*I can't say enough about Rick Schroder's performance in this movie. He will tear your heart out.
Rhiannon mentioned 3 Women on her blog yesterday, and I'm feeling the same 70's aesthetic affecting my wardrobe.I wasn't going to blog this to avoid being repetitive but rather than chuck all the work I put into the images I just edited the post up. Instead of having inspiration boards I'll just blather on about what I liked in certain scenes;)
This film is pretty trippy, and I was totally lost the last five minutes but I can be stupid when it comes to movie scripts. For some reason, the imagination I use for reading literature is lost when it comes to filling in the holes of a movie.
Artist Bodhi Wind did the mural work in the movie, and the colors and imagery are amazing. It reminds me me of the art deco work done by Erté.
I wanted to include some shots of Millie Lammoreaux's(Shelley Duvall) apartment. For the most part, Millie is dressed primarily in yellow, as is her apartment. Pinky Rose(Sissy Spacek) is true to her name and is outfitted in soft pinks that become brighter as she changes.
So to say I'm obsessed with the outfit Millie is wearing would be an understatement. I had to refrain my self from posting more pics of her when I was trying to catch details. It also is one of the few times she is not wearing yellow, which is one of my least favorite colors.
The last image is a shot of the skirt with another dusty peach top. Costumer Jules Melillo did a gorgeous job of dressing the cast.
I swing back and forth with jewelry cravings and right now it is for a simple thread of gold to encircle my neck.
I included this picture because the way she reminds me of my grandmother. She is wearing turquoise drop earrings that look stunning swinging against her red hair. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture a great pic but you should see the movie just for the effect;)
I have one of those memories where I can't seem to remember my thoughts from 30 seconds before, but I can recall things from years ago with perfect clarity. Sometimes it works well for me, as when I spotted these chairs at a thrift store and remembered seeing similar ones in the movie Broken Flowers.
It is an odd, slow type of movie, but I enjoyed it since I like Bill Murray's expertise at eye rolling and grouchy way of acting. Anyway, there is great set design throughout the movie.
They need to be recovered and a good rubdown with foil, but I couldn't pass them up since I'm attracted to metal furniture. I mean, it is shiny, does this come as a surprise? I just wish for once I would find a complete set of chairs! I always find just two, but I have to say finding three is worse. I always wonder what happened to that fourth chair.
I had to include this image because it makes me laugh. Haven't we all had days like this?
My birthday has been wonderful so far! I snuck out to see the Young Victoria and I enjoyed it very much. I love to watch historical movies(even if not always historically correct;), especially for the costumes and set design. The undergarments and nightgowns were gorgeous pieces of gauzy white, lace and corsets. But more than anything, I was obsessed with the men's slim suits and coats. I couldn't find any great movie stills online, but I kinda want something similar for myself!
I loved how they styled Emily Blunt's more relaxed hairdos. Fluffy, low ponytails and braids clasped just at the end. Oh, and her skin is absolutely incandescent in this movie. Great motivation to keep me away from Cherry coke and drink more water!
As for presents, one them is on its way to me, the Anthropologie Aniseed Skirt. Just when you thought I was done with stripes. I also have a trip in the works planned for February, eep!
Now I'm dashing off to get ready for a college basketball game with my boy. I will have one more New Year's Eve inspiration post coming up in about an hour.
Like everyone else, I can't wait for Where The Wild Things Are to hit theaters in October. The fact that Artic Fire's Wake up was paired up with the movie trailer only adds to the excitement. I love fantasy movies and their ability to transport you to another world.
Does anyone else feel that Spike Jonze, the director, took a page out of ex Sofia Coppola's book in the dream like quality of this movie?