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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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fashion In Film: And God Created Woman, Et Dieu… créa la femme

Fashion inspired by the film Dior:

And God Created Woman Trailer (1956)

"Everything I love, I've got right here. The
sea, the sun, the hot sand, music..." - Juliette
(From the film And God Created Woman)

This movie left a remarkable imprint on not only
my style but certain philosophies on life and love.
During the time when the movie was released it
was considered to be a very controversial film,
where the U.S. had Sandra Dee this movie and
Brigitte Bardot was the complete contrary.
This was both in a sense good and bad, the film
escalated Brigitte Bardot's image as a "sex kitten"
but the film's essence was far more than that
or at least how I interpreted it.  Personally, I do
feel it is best to watch the film in french than the
one dubbed in English.

The film is set in a small town in St. Tropez,
and the orphan Juliette (Brigitte Bardot) is
the main character setting the entire town
in chaos or so they thought.  In truth, the 
film documents Juliette's wild life transformed
to live as societal as possible only to realize
she can not betray who she really is in
her core self.  What she finds to be natural
which is living cohesively with herself
and nature, the men within the film try
to corrupt that by mistakenly only seeing
her on the most surfaced and basis level
being only attracted to her sexuality.
This notion of who they think she is is
what leads to their own downfall and
even leading to her own self doubt. Where one
man (named Eric) tries to take over an entire town
by building a casino, it is not other men
trying to reason with him that changes his
mind but instead his desire to own
Juliette's in all of who she is
that leads him to fail in his plot for the town.
How I took the film is that nature won in the
end, and by an unassuming motion.
Michel understand this about Juliette but
for Eric his pride and ego seems
to forget that.  Eric only understands this lesson
during the final realization that he lost all through
the folly of desire. Where the town originally wanted
Juliette gone, the person who should have left finally

Although the subject is quite
weighty, the style within this film is something
to take notice in.  The fashion is very reflective
of the subject, natural yet powerful and no wonder
why fashion continues to be inspired by this film

 I would highly recommend this
film to watch, although I must warn the younger
audience to please watch this film with caution
since it is a very controversial film in content
and yes even censorship.  I would suggest watching
this with an appropriate guardian or otherwise
just wait to reach 18.  

Of nature:

The Wedding:

Daily Life:

"Only the young are impatient."

The Shipwreck:

The Party:
This red dress is my absolute favorite!

Eric and Juliette

The Dance:

Some extra photos of Brigitte Bardot:

Her husband Roger Vadim directed the film


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