Monday, 18 November 2013

Movies for Fashion Lovers

I thought that after a few outfit posts I would write something a little different. I was thinking about what inspires me and what I really enjoy. Well, obviously, as a fashion blogger I love fashion but I also have really got into films over the last couple of years. I'm not a film buff. I don't have the lingo down. I haven't seen every single film known to mankind but, I am working my way through and although I may not have the most insightful things to say, I can promise you that if you love will like these films.

I first saw this film last year and it's definitely now one of my favourites. This is obviously a great movie for fashion lovers as firstly it has one of fashions biggest icons, Audrey Hepburn and secondly, is set in New York where the character, Holly Golightly [read as Go Lightly], is obsessed with Tiffany's. Prepare yourself for easy glam and effortless style. Saying that, I'm sure Audrey Hepburn could look elegant in anything.

Do not underestimate this film. It is not your average rom-com, even my 25 year old brother likes it! The story is a really interesting look into the fashion industry and cleverly  depicts a character that is supposed to be based on American Vogue's editor, Anna Wintour (written by former employee, Lauren Weisberger). The fashion is amazing but my favourite thing is how it feels like you're a fly on the wall in the offices the of Vogue and Elle.

I love the Edwardian fashion in Titanic. The beautiful silhouettes of the women; back in the days when they wore corsets under their extravagant dresses. The jewellery. The wealth. The style. Titanic gives you a glimpse of Fashion before women began to exhibit their bodies. It was the decade before fashion became fashion. A time when, only the wealthy had style. As well as this, the story is beautiful and as you already know, tragic.

This film is quite simply a masterpiece.
The costumes are spectacular! spectacular!
The music is beautiful.
The story is tragic.
Moulin Rouge, directed by Baz Luhrmann, is one of my favourite films.
Please watch...

This is pure 90's American fashion. It's a real easy watch so don't expect a film that's gonna leave you with new thoughts and ideas to ponder over. It won't play on your mind. It is enjoyable though and definitely inspiring if you have any upcoming 90's parties or feel like getting into the 90's trend that seems to still be popular. 

Typical Baz Luhrmann and much like Moulin Rouge, this film is filled with glitz, sparkle, glamour and theatricals. Adapted from Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, this film has everything a person could want from a film. A gripping storyline, characters your invest in and music that pulls you into the moment. Similarly, this also has everything a fashion and twenties lover could ask for. The woman are gamine and beautiful. The styling is exotic and dazzling. As a film, it is simply quite bewitching. 

Possibly one of the saddest films I have watched but wow, does the cinematography make it worth returning for. The writing, music and costumes are beautiful as is the scene where Kiera Knightly runs out of the house in her iconic silky green dress. This film leaves you with more than thoughts of fashion.

Thanks for reading :)
Let me know what films you love!
Have you seen any of the movies above?


Temporary:Secretary said...

i LOVE all of these films - apart from Moulin Rouge, I haven't seen it yet! (I will do so this weekend!) x

Jasmine said...

GREAT list :)

I know its cliche, but I would add the 1st Sex and the City movie. The Wedding Dress, and the Bridesmaid's dresses are simply beautiful. Also the mini fashion show that Carrie gives her friends to decide whether to keep some of her clothes is so fun :)

There are way too many other movies that are now rolling around in my head... Great post

Diana Horsfall said...

all my favorite movies

Millicent Wilkinson said...

Such a great list! I love the costume in Titanic. I'd also add Coco before Chanel and, for the guys, Sherlock Holmes! Xx

Fashion-Bridge said...

Atonement blew my mind away. It's such an amazing film. And Breakfast at Tiffany's is classics which every girl loves! The Great Gatsby was a great disappointment, though the costumes were wonderful



Brittney said...

I'm amazed at how spot-on this list was, because I agree with every single choice. Clueless was a huge inspiration for me this season, with the return of plaid, and I can never get enough of Audrey. In fact, my outfit post on Friday features her on my shirt!


**Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Ditsy Sprinkles Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ** said...

Great selection! I absolutely love all of these movies! xx

Ester Durães said...

I would definitely go for Devil Wears Prada, loved the book as well!
Ester @ Drawing Dreaming