I have a love for old movies, I love the innocence, the storytelling, and most of all the beauty of the costumes. I promised at the start of the year more of these fashion pieces, it hasn’t quite panned out as I have planned, but I have a great one today discussing the incredible costumes Audrey Hepburn wears in her movie, Paris When It Sizzles from 1964. The movie itself isn’t a classic, it was actually panned when it came out, the story can be quite hard to follow and the chemistry doesn’t seem quite there between Hepburn’s character Gabrielle
One of the first films I notice the fashion had to be Working Girl, with the big eighties hair and power dressing, which was made even more evident by the transformation of Tess McGill, played by Melanie Griffith, from Staten Island secretary to high-powered executive. The costumes, designed by Ann Roth **who also did The Bonfire of the Vanities, another favourite, as well as Bird Cage**, set the scene right from the word go, with Tess strutting off the Staten Island ferry working her power suit teamed with dotty tights and trainers. There is a sexiness about her, it is
I have been gripped by Scandal fever, I know I am a little late to the party, for some reason it passed me by until the show came to Sky Living earlier this month for its third season, which of course meant I needed to catch up fast. This has resulted in binge-watching the first two seasons, living the drama, wanting to be a Gladiator, and most of all admiring Kerry Washington‘s character Olivia Pope’s wardrobe, which is always immaculately styled. I love discovering TV shows with great fashion, I was obsessed by Gossip Girl, I love the Hampton’s style of
When you see Maleficent you will leave the cinema thinking about Angelina Jolie’s amazing cheekbones, the sweetness of Elle Fanning as Aurora, and the incredible costumes designed by Anna B. Sheppard, who is known for her work on ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Pianist,’ both of which earned her Oscar nominations. I got the chance to chat with Anna B. Sheppard about the costumes, working with Angelina, and the difficulties of designing for an action movie like Maleficent.
I know Breakfast at Tiffany’s is probably everyone’s favourite Audrey Hepburn film, but for me it has to be the comic thriller Charade from 1963. Not only does it have Cary Grant (the only film he did with Audrey), it is also set in Paris, and it has the most wonderful selection of autumnal style. Audrey is always very chic but in Charade each style is dreamy, and with great emphasis on simple streamlined tailored coats, which I completely adore. One of Reggie’s (Audrey’s character) first looks is this grey-beige wool Givenchy coat. I love its 60s chic with the