Friday, April 20, 2012

Lights, Camera, Fashion!


We love those nights when we can curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch a good movie at home. We also love when there's eye candy... the fashion silly! Movies are filled with a lot of fashion eye candy and inspiration. Some managed to spark an era, a frenzy, a trend, or a movement. 
Happy Friday, enjoy! 
Mahogany (1975)

Setting: Chicago, 1970s
Synopsis: Tracy (Diana Ross) tries to leave the ghetto and become a fashion designer and a top model.
Style: Outlandishly retro and . Diana Ross designed some of the costumes herself. Marc Jacobs based his fall 2007 collection on this film.

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A league of their Own (1992)
Setting: WWII, Oregon and Chicago during
Synopsis: When Major League Baseball is threatened to shut down during WWII, because many of the players went off to serve; two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed a midst their own growing rivalry.
Style: low key glamour, soft curls, feminine silhouettes and A-line skirts. 
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Clueless (1995)
Setting: Beverly Hills in the 90s
Synopsis: Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), a wealthy and popular high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. 
Style: preppy girl, plaid, mini-skirtsknee high socks, big hats and platform Mary Janes. 
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Setting: Present day Los Angeles 
Synopsis: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon Levitt) who falls for her.
Style: vintage inspired, the color blue, intricate detailing and floral prints. 
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Annie Hall (1977)
Setting: New York City late 1970s
Synopsis: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).
Style: Classic 70s, layering and menswear with feminine touches.  
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Sabrina (1954) 
Setting: Long Island, 1950s
Synopsis: After two years in Paris, Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn), the shy chauffeur's daughter, returns home as a sophisticated, stylish woman and suddenly draws the attention of both Larrabee brothers (Humphrey Bogart and William Holden).
Style: Givenchy glam, A-line gowns, classic, elegance and LBD.
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Sex and the City (2008)
Setting: Present day New York
SynopsisThe continuing adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended
Style: fashion risks, colorful, trendy, fashionable and bold. 
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Stormy Weather (1943)
Setting: 1943
Synopsis: The relationship between an aspiring dancer (Bill Robinson) and a popular songstress (Lena Horne) provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.
Style: extravagant costumes, glitz, glam,sheer and sparkle.
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The Great Gatsby (1974)

Setting: Long Island, summer 1922
Synopsis: A film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, in which Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford) falls for the flighty Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow).
Style: the twenties flapper, wide brim hats, pin curl bobs, three piece suits, and pearls. 

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10 comments:

  1. loooove Clueeless and of course Sex and the City!
    following u too now!

    xoxo

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  2. What a great collection of movies! Mahogany, Clueless and SATC are a few of my faves too!

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  3. Oh A League of Their Own!!! Loved that movie when I was little. Always thought they were so glamorous. Love all of these movies in fact. Keep up the good work ladies!

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    1. Thank you Poulette! ALOTO is such a good movie.

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  4. You did an amazing recapitulation of great movies here!
    There are some that I don't know but now I'm curious to watch.
    Nice job :)
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! We're glad we sparked your curiosity :)

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  5. LOVE this post! Such iconic movies for fashion...I really want to rewatch the Great Gatsby, Clueless, and watch Sabrina for my first time.

    xo Stephanie
    HONEY & SILK

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! You'll like Sabrina, it's like a modern day Cinderella and Audrey Hepburn was great.

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