Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fashion In Film: The Great Muppet Caper

Since today is my birthday, I wanted to make a post
of one of my favorite movies that I personally enjoy watching
over and over again. The Great Muppet Caper is the type of movie
that is the closest to what I love in a movie personality wise and  
it was the very first movie that made me enjoy fashion so much. 
I was inspired by none other than the glamorous Miss Piggy herself. 
The movie is witty for parents and family members, and filled 
with so much joy and laughter with memorable quotes that
will be remembered for a lifetime. 26 years later, today is the
day that I received this DVD as a gift from my beautiful sister-in-law
and I am so thrilled to share with you my love for this movie!

Landed in London and out on the town!

Now when I watched this as a little girl, I always wanted to go
to the Happiness Hotel all from this song right here:

The gangs all here!

The Good Vibes Janice The Muppet

Janice is my favorite Muppet, her outfits are always so cool
and her random quotes in this filmed were the absolute best
that I still laugh to this day every time I hear them!

As Janice is jammin' with her band "The Electric Mayhem"
she is wearing an amazing sweater that I wish I could find
and wear now. Seriously, this is one awesome sweater and
the colors blend marvelously!

The Style Icon Diana Rigg as Lady Holiday!

Exhibit A of the amazing fashion:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Tres Chic!

Poor Lady Holiday, sometimes she would just breathe and someone
always stole her jewelry!

But if you ask her brother...

"Thieves aren't breathing down your neck"

The Perfect Duo

The Date

Those shoes!

Now this scene has made such an impression on me,
that I had to learn to ride my bike right afterwards.
Today whenever I do ride my bike, I always refer
to the song, "Couldn't We Ride"

Couldn't We Ride

Lady Holiday's Fashion Show

Miss Piggy: The Super Model

It is not a fashion show unless synchronized swimming is involved!

Lotus Flower Miss Piggy

Lotus flower shoes!

Last but never least, it is the motorcycle outfit. To this day
I still dream of wearing such a cool motorcycle outfit like
hers when I ride with my husband, and who knows maybe
someday I will!

Even Miss Piggy's boots match her white and pink
iridescent outfit!



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fashion In Film: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's Trailer

Though the book and the movie are vastly different, the essence
of how great this book truly is still is emphasized in both versions
in the sense of the free spirit. Although Truman Capote had in mind
 Marilyn Monroe for the role in who he wanted to portray,
it made sense why Audrey Hepburn ended up with the role as the
different direction the movie took.  When you read the book
Holly Golightly can be definitely be envisioned as Marilyn Monroe,
But a world filled with complexity, eccentricity, glamour combined
with a happy ending how did this translate? 
Simply through the clothes and the environment of the film,
especially with the elegance of Holly Golightly.  The film
didn't want to capture the reality of the character of the book,
instead it wanted to capture the magic of the fantasy of who
Holly Golightly could be.  There are moments that reflect
Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's world, and it is through
the random oddities of life moments within the film.

The scene where Holly Golightly enters the beginning
of the party scene with a sheet as her dress until she decided to change?

It was both risque, minimal, yet elegant it was emphasizing the elaborate and 
tumultuous world of Holly Golightly in book and film.  Was Truman Capote pleased
with this particular take of his book? Not in the least and is probably what many
headaches authors go through. Bt one must admit, if this film did not take the turn 
that it did it probably would not have been so monumental. The party scene is filled
with vibrant decadence and reflection of all these references that we continue to
love today.

For instance, this scene I personally loved:

A watch on the ankle has to be the most out of left field scene
I have ever encountered and did I want to wear a watch on my
ankle?  Indeed I did!  This is why the film had so much staying
power to this day.  It really reflected the reality of life situations,
Holly Golightly wanted a glamorous life for herself, but her
reality was far darker than she wanted to admit.  Life can be
filled with so many left field moments even in how we
encounter style, and when we see these wild characters
we learn that they are all making the most of what they

It is a phenomenal movie, definitely my second
favorite after Funny Face and I am still inspired
by it every time I watch it.  I do appreciate both
the book and the film, in fact the book is really
way ahead of it's time if you really want to know
who Holly Golightly it is, fair warning it is a tad darker
in subject but very thought provoking and a great book!

My Favorite outfits:

My favorite dress!

This scene in particular always makes me laugh!

Hope you enjoyed these outfits as much as I have!


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