Sunday, December 12, 2010

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

I've been talking about a lot of old, sort of random movies, so let's do something more modern. Confessions of a Shopaholic is a fun little movie about a girl named Rebecca who wants to be a fashion writer, but ends up writing for a finance magazine even though she's up to her eyeballs in debt. Isla Fisher stars, and let me tell you, she is so adorable! I chose this movie not only because it's really funny, but also because the styling is fantastic. Patricia Field, responsible for the fabulous fashion in Sex and the City, also did costumes for this film. Although Confessions of a Shopaholic takes place in winter, Rebecca wears brightly colored ensembles that cheer up a drab winter day. This is a great movie to watch when you're stuck in a house from a blizzard (as I am). This movie is probably one of my favorites.  I hope Santa brings me a copy this year!

Every self-respecting redhead goes apeshit for emerald green. I mean, I do at least.

Nice cape, Rebecca!

I always love to see people's closets, and this one is out of control! Actually, I'm pretty sure this is her bedroom and that she has a pretty serious problem, but I'm still loving it.

I die.

I know how that feels.

Rebecca pairs leopard print with leopard print for a truly Ann-Margret-tastic look.

Gotta love a good anchor necklace.

This is exactly how I feel next to tall blondes.

At the end of the story, Rebecca gets it all right. Obviously redheads look best in emerald, hot pink, and leopard print! Those are all my favorite colors!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Une Femme Est Une Femme (A Woman Is A Woman) (1961)

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Une Femme Est Une Femme is a French film from 1961 directed by Jean-Luc Goddard. Angela, a stripper who wants to have a baby, is in the center of a love triangle between her boyfriend and his best friend. Anna Karina stars. Sounds like a drama, but it's actually funny. I thought this movie was really, really cute and I now realize that Zooey Deschanel is heavily influenced by 1960's movies like this. Hence, the hair. Anyhow, the costumes are really, really simple in this film. Angela wears one sweater, two skirts, two dresses, two coats, three pairs of tights, two berets, pajamas, a nightgown, and some lingerie. Everything is very simple and classic, and you could totally wear it today. The make-up and hair are also really great in this movie, and a great inspiration to me. As long as you don't mind subtitles, you will probably like this movie a lot. I think I might try to buy it, I liked it so much! Costume design is by Jaqueline Moreau.

A fabulous Holly Golightly-esque hair do (movies actually came out the same year, which in my opinion, was the best year for style EVER).

Angela's dressing room. Check out that gray coat in the background!

Anna strips and sings a song about how gorgeous she is.

How adorable is this dress?!

And how cute is this?

Upon further inspection, these tights have a fantastic diamond pattern.

I love this make-up so, so much.

This is the same red sweater as before, except worn backwards with tartan skirt and black belt.

A better picture of the eye make-up.

Note the camel coat...totally classic! You could wear that today.

No one ever does this with their hair anymore, the bow especially, but it was a pretty hot look in the early 60's.

Always match your beret to your tights.

Je suis une femme! I hope you have enjoyed, I'm going to go put on some more eyeliner now. Bye!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Red Shoes (1948)

The Red Shoes is a British ballet movie made in 1948. The story follows a young ballerina named Victoria Page, whose desire to dance conflicts with her love life. This movie was apparently made before women could be both married and have a career, it is a sort of reminder of why feminism is awesome. Super-ginger Moira Shearer stars. Someone on Netflix called this "the greatest ballet movie of all time", and I probably have to agree, seeing as how the only other ballet movie I've seen is Center Stage...which was totally stupid. There are some really cool dance scenes and pretty ballet constumes. If you enjoy ballet, you'll enjoy this movie. Costume design is by Hein Heckroth.

Victoria, young and wearing a weird little crown, at the ballet, before all the drama beings.

A nice little crowd scene for you.

Check this make-up!

From Swan Lake (I guess).

Victoria awkwardly wears this to a meeting where everyone else is wear shorts and sandals.

Picking out THE red shoes.

I love this look!


Ballet funeral scene, reminds me of that My Chemical Romance video.

Let's put on our scarves and go on a date.

This guy's sunglasses are fierce!

This girl is about to have a major freak out.

Moral of the story: RED SHOES ARE EVIL!

But they're just so damn cute!