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Feb 10 2013

Movie Marathon: Top 5 Fashion Films

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This week I was treated to a screening of one of my favourite films Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring the uber-stylish Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighty by the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair and it got me thinking about what other stylish films I love to watch. There are a lot in my collection so narrowing down to five was hard, but here they are – do you agree?

1. The September Issue

With New York Fashion Week taking place at the moment and the fashion train coming to London on Friday, one of my favourite films that gives a great insight into the world of fashion has to be The September Issue. If you haven’t seen it and want to know what it takes to make a magazine, a look into how Anna Wintour works, and see Grace Coddington in action then this is the fashion film for you. Each time I watch I see/learn something different.

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I think Holly Golighty has to be the original party girl and Audrey Hepburn plays her with such style and elegance and I love her oversized sunnies, the hats, and the tailored dresses. Plus George Peppard isn’t bad to look at!!! I love the idea of doing a day of firsts, playing Moon River on repeat, and I totally agree looking into Tiffany’s windows calms me right down as well. An iconic movie that never gets old, each time I see I love it a little more.

3. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

I couldn’t have my top five fashion films without including this Kate Hudson romantic comedy with the hunky Matthew McConaughey. Just for her incredible yellow gown at the end, paired with the gorgeous Isadora diamond it is a stylish must-see flick. But it is more than that, I also love her backless grey dress that she wears to the bar and her laid-back causal jeans and vest on the motorbike, basically this film just makes me love Kate Hudson even more. Can you imagine Gwyneth Paltrow as Andie? Apparently she was down to play the lead – I just don’t think the film would have been the same.

4. Sex and the City

Fashion and SATC goes hand-in-hand and I couldn’t do a fashionable movie marathon without including New York’s most stylish ladies – Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. I loved the series, I had/have an obsession on Sarah Jessica Parker and her character Carrie, everything from her signature necklace, her love of shoes and her boy troubles and this big screen version cheers me right up. Plus you have to watch just to see Carrie in that gorgeous Vivienne Westwood wedding gown!!!

5. The Devil Wears Prada

Not only do I love this film because it is supposedly based on Lauren Weisberger’s real life while she was at Vogue, but it was Anne Hathaway’s breakaway film from the Princess Diaries, oh and I do love a transformation film. Plus this film is packed full of fashionable looks, from Andy’s Chanel blazer, that distressed studded bag, the hats, oh and that black John Galliano dress. Oh and I do love any film that includes shots of Paris.

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There were a lot of films I had to leave out like Clueless, Some Like It Hot, Almost Famous – a classic Kate Hudson film, Coco Before Chanel, and another Audrey Hepburn classic, Funny Face.

What are you favourite go-to fashion flicks?

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Jun 24 2011

Shoe Porn: Jimmy Choo Icons – The Marlene

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I can’t believe that Jimmy Choo is only celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, I don’t know about you, but I feel like they have been making celebrities feet look spectacular for a lot longer. Well to celebrate such a huge milestone the luxury footwear label is launching its ‘Icon’ collection this autumn, featuring 15 original designs from the company’s archives.

Among the Icons is the Marlene (above) that Carrie wore in Season 3 of Sex and the City, as you will remember Carrie lost this purple and blue suede and feather platform running to catch the Staten Island Ferry. You will also be able to buy the pointy-toe stiletto that Tamara Mellon wore when she received her OBE. One piece of information that wasn’t released was the price of the heels or whether they will be limited editions. But I think you can imagine that they will fly off the shelves!!

There is also a coffee book, Jimmy Choo XV, which will document the shoes’ with sketches and photo spreads shot by the likes of Mario Testino and Terry Richardson, as well of course paparazzi shots of your favourite celebrities wearing their Choos. I am hoping that this is going to be no more than £50 as I bet it will be spectacular, but as with the shoes no hints were given at the price. What is nice though is that 10% of the sales from the book will benefit the Jimmy Choo Foundation, a charity set up by Tamara Mellon for at-risk women.

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