I, like many fashionistas, draw inspiration from the iconic Audrey Hepburn and her slew of glamorously dressed characters. My favorite, of course, being Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The infamous black dress she wore while eating breakfast in front of Tiffany’s has forever stuck in my head as one of my all time favorite dresses.
You can imagine my delight when Milly used that same inspiration to design their Peau De Soie Tiffany dress. This elegant silk satin dress has a bejeweled pearl and rhinestone collar that mimics the exact lines of the dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It is very elegant and chic and fits beautifully and I can happily say is now hanging in my closet waiting for a night out! Available online at www.neimanmarcus.com. I could only post a picture of the front of the dress click on the Neiman Marcus link to see the back it looks exactly like the original.
If you are a fan of fashion and more importantly Vogue magazine you will be as excited as I am to see the new documentary “The September Issue” coming out, surprisingly, this September. “The September Issue” is a behind the scene peek at what went into the making of Vogue’s September 2007 issue, the biggest issue Vogue has ever created, weighing in at five pounds of nothing but fashion. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion. The following trailer will leave you wanting more.
My husband was sweet enough to take me to see the chick flick Confessions of a Shopaholic. I definitely recommend getting a group of girlfriends together to go see it, especially if you consider yourself a shopaholic! The movie is very loosely based on Sophie Kinsella’s best selling books Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. Isla Fisher is beyond adorable as the often times in denial, shopping obsessed Rebecca Bloomwood and Patricia Field (of Sex and The City fame) does an amazing and quirky job as costume designer dressing Isla in one creative, clever and totally unwearable but still drool worthy outfit after another. Add seeing this movie to your to do list!
If Pretty in Pink was filmed today I am pretty sure Molly Ringwald’s character Andie Walsh would definitely be sporting these peep-toe pumps by Beverly Feldman. Pretty in Pink was on the cutting edge of 80’s fashion, funky but feminine and a movie that spoke to a whole generation, if you have never seen it then I highly recommend you rent it and you can read more about it at www.imdb.com.
Back to the shoes, these fashion forward polka dot peep-toes will provide a feminine touch to any outfit. I love the soft pale pink color punctuated with whimsical black polka dots and trimmed with patent leather. The pleated organza adds a sophisticated edge and makes them look way more expensive than they are. Go ahead treat yourself especially when Zappos is offering free overnight shipping! Available at www.beverlyfeldmanstore.com and www.zappos.com.
I just spent a glorious afternoon at the local movie theatre watching the new Ocean’s Thirteen movie. I absolutely loved it! Of course, any movie that has George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon has to be good, regardless of plot, because there is nothing better than spending 1 hour 53 minutes (to be exact) looking at these three handsome men!
Aside from the fact that all major players are back, the plot of this movie is clever, witty and just plain fun to watch. It is a great heist movie that is played to perfection by the Ocean’s crew. Newcomers Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino fit in perfectly and add a new dimension to the Ocean’s cast.
If you have never seen any of the Ocean movies, I totally recommend you rent Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve to get caught up before you see the new Ocean’s Thirteen, plus they are so fun to watch. So grab a warm, salty bag of popcorn and an ice cold soda and spend an afternoon lost in the world of Danny Ocean and crew.
The Trifecta: Damon, Clooney, Pitt
Few movie lines are as memorable as “Bond, James Bond” and few Bond scenes are as memorable as Ursula Andress, as Bond Girl Honeychile Rider, emerging from the ocean in her white bikini in 1962’s Dr. No (and for you movie buffs, the very first James Bond film). So iconic was this scene that it was repeated 40 years later by Halle Berry in the Bond movie Die Another Day. This white bikini caused quite a stir in 1962 and helped seal the bikini’s fate of becoming an iconic image that is and always will be in style.
Thanks to Fabucci and www.shopbop.com you can have your own Bond moment and emerge from the ocean (or pool) looking just as glamorous as Ursula Andress and Halle Berry. The James Bond bikini, exclusively at www.shopbop.com, takes its inspiration from the iconic bikini in Dr. No but gives it an updated look, it is black and gold and the top reverses so it can be either color, the bottoms are tiny and low cut but has the signature belt that is the same as the Bond bikini.
Wear this bikini and you will have your own 007 asking you shaken or stirred.
The weekend is upon us and if you are needing a little “r & r” and fashion inspiration check out these movies that inspire even the jeans and tees gal to go in her closet and get dressed to the nines! Many of these are great movies with beautiful and stylish actresses get their scenes stolen by the clothing they are wearing. So kick back with some popcorn and enjoy!
1. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (anything with Audrey Hepburn, she is a true fashion icon, also check out Roman Holiday and Sabrina)
2. Marie Antoinette (the original fashionista)
3. American Gigolo (the movie that made Armani and Richard Gere famous)
4. To Catch A Thief (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock need I say more)
5. Desperately Seeking Susan (1980’s fashion in all its glory, also check out Pretty in Pink for more 80’s style)
6. The Thomas Crown Affair (Rene Russo was the picture of perfection)
7. The Devil Wears Prada (drool worthy couture)
8. Pretty Woman (the shopping spree is every girl’s dream)
9. Clueless (inspiring 1990’s fashion) and Legally Blond (modern version of Clueless)
10. The Great Gatsby (fashion from my favorite time period, plus 1920’s fashion seems to be making a resurgence)
Let me know what are your favorite fashionable films, who have I left out?
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