Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fashionable Movies

A list of movies, both old and new that I find very inspiring in terms of fashion and style.


Bonnie and Clyde

Clyde Barrow (Beatty) rescues Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) from a dull life in Depression-era Missouri, and together they rob banks and make headlines. While the movie became controversial for setting a new level of violence in film, Theodora Van Runkle's costumes set off a stampede to the stores, offering a complete change from the mod looks that dominated the 1960's.

Annie Hall
As Woody Allen's quirky, eponymous leading lady in the beloved "Annie Hall", Diane Keaton received Kudos (and an Oscar) not only for her performance but also for her irreverent style. Costume designer Ruth Morley worked alongside Ralph Lauren to create Keaton's signature look of cheeky, chic meanswear. Her hat, man's tie, shirt, waistcoat and wide-leg pants appeared simultaneously polished yet just thrown on.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Who isn't familiar with Audrey Hepburn's classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffa
Beautiful clothes and Audrey Hepburn go together like peanut butter and jelly because Audrey had the exact body type most fashion designers love to design for: long, thin, and practically no curves so there's nothing to interfere with the garment silhouette. In this movie, viewers get to see the fabulous styles of Holly Golightly (Audrey) and at the same time enjoy the light and witty storyline. A must see for any true fashion lover.

Desperately Seeking Susan
Every woman had thought about it: Why can't I wear this bra in public? OK, well not every woman, but it was one Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone who made the thought a reality and much more mainstream than worried fathers would have liked. As the downtown urchin Susan in Susan Seidelman's modern screwball comedy, Madonna wore her clothes -- from black dresses paired with leggings to men's pants with exposed lacy bras to rolled-down, rhinestone boots to even men's boxers. Madonna was ultra-sexy and daring, it's not even necessary to point out what a sensation she became, because an entire phrase was coined for her legions of imitators: "Madonna-wanna-be".

Sex and the City
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda -- these fab foursome make women (and some men) everywhere wish that they could dress and live like them. Always edgy, fun and somehow fearless, that's how I would describe their style. No wonder this tv series was such a success, they even turned it into a movie and now they're getting ready to launch the sequel. Excited? You should be! The second movie is expected to be just as great as the first one, even better!

The Devil Wears Prada
Ah.. what can I say about this flick? I just worship this movie so much. I've seen this for more than 50 times i think. Anne Hathaway plays Andy Sachs, a recent college graduate who goes to NYC and gets a job as a co-assistant to powerful and demanding fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).

Although the movie is set in the fashion world, most designers and other fashion notables avoided appearing as themselves for fear of displeasing U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Priestly. Many designers did, however, allow their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, making it the most expensively-costumed film in history.

Marie Antoinette
Kirsten Dunst played the role of Marie Antoinette, France's iconicbut ill-fated queen perfectly. Throughout the movie your eyes will be treated with beautiful scenery and colors and the combination of rock music by the Radio Dept. is just wonderfully entertaining.

500 Days of Summer
Apart from the beautiful meaning of the movie, the amazing effects and soundtracks, another reason why I couldn't take my eyes off the screen when I was watching this was because Zooey Deschanel was so incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing. Most of her clothes were dominated by blue and white and it all had a feel of vintage and retro-chic giving it a simple yet fresh look.

The Clique
For a second this teen flick may seem like the typical dramatic movie about girl groups and popular gangs, but what makes it different is the oh-mah-gawd outfits and how surprisingly easy we can relate to the story. It takes me back to my junior high school days whereI loved collecting bracelets, flip-flops and lip smackers and also how big of a deal it was to talk to the cute boy in class :p

Massie Block- The alpha of the Pretty Committee
Kristen, Alicia, Dylan, Massie
Dylan's definitely my favorite

Other movies that I thought had a lot of great ideas of styling :
* Hilary Duff in The Perfect Man
* Monalisa Smile

and a lot more..

I also get inspired from TV shows, such as :
* Lizzie McGuire
* That 70's Show
* Gossip Girl (of course)
* The City

That's it for now, toodles!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article!!! I have been searching for movies about fashion on the internet after I watched the Clique !! Thanks so much !!