It’s the weekend! Here are some movies that I thought were worth mentioning both for their quality and their subtle style inspirations. I realized that I had significantly more posts centered around music, and my film category was barren in comparison. Without giving away any of the plot, I’m going to focus more on the noteworthy fashion in each of these films/shows:
Cold Souls (2009)- Next to French looks, I like Russian styles the best. Dina Korzun’s character, Nina (on the right of the photo above) had on the most amazing outfits I had seen in a relatively new film in a while. I honestly don’t actively look around for fashion-filled content in particular when scouting for new movies to see. I just consider it a big plus to see modestly and stylishly dressed women in them. Sveta (not pictured) was another character in the movie that was very stylish, extravagant, but provocative. I liked a lot of what she was wearing, but I would layer her clothes just to cover up some fleshy areas. Sveta was more wealthy, being an actress, so she could afford lots of high-end clothing and improved on her looks regularly. Nina on the other hand was a hard worker, yet she looked so mod and edgy throughout the entire movie with her blonde, angled bob hair and sophisticated clothing. She was generally modest, and I would definitely wear her clothes as-is! This movie is a must-see, for sure. Take note that there is nudity in this.
A Mighty Wind (2003) - Here’s a Christopher Guest movie that had one scene with clothes that were just too cute to pass up! When I don’t wear something with patterns, I like to replace it with bright pops of color. Blue and gold were my alma mater’s official colors, so seeing these mockumentary folk band’s uniforms was a delight.
Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009)- Even though I already like Jemaine and Bret’s dorky indie looks (and funky sounds), I want to especially mention special guest Kristen Wiig’s character, Brabra (spelled that way intentionally… you just have to see it), in one episode. She was so chic and casual in all her clothes (perhaps three or four outfit changes). I particularly paid close attention to the interesting textures and details in what she was wearing. Like the movie Cold Souls, finding more screen caps means making entire separate posts for those two!
The Knack and How to Get it (1965)- Although I wasn’t blown away by Rita Tushingham’s (Nancy’s) so-so outfits, I liked the movie a lot because it was centered around mods and rockers! It was mostly a mod movie, and I am terribly in love with 60’s fashion and music. I liked the plot, the humor, and the way the scenes were shot, so it was altogether a stylized film in terms of cinematography and writing. The scene captured in the above photo was of Nancy being seduced/flattered by a salesman trying to trick her into buying that coat. Haven’t we all been in this situation? Note that the motif of this film is sexual, but I believe it was making fun of it more than anything.
The Box (2009)- Although I am not a huge fan of 70’s fashion, Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) wore some nice retro scarves in this film. She wore different ones all throughout the movie. The Box didn’t do too well in the theaters, just barely making back its gross revenue. The basis for this film was taken from a short story called “Button, Button” in the 70’s, which one of The Twilight Zone’s episodes was also based on. Interested enough? I highly recommend seeing this.
I had loads more to cite in the original draft of this post, but I’ll keep film-related fashion inspirations to at most five reviews! Just like music, I don’t write about anything that I don’t personally think is quality, so you’ll be reading a lot about things I like and enjoy that help shape my taste in clothing.
Rob and I are traveling to New Jersey this weekend for some wedding fun from my dad’s side of the family! Loads of photos will be waiting for next week!