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Thursday, July 10, 2008

We're gonna Paint the town, and All that Jazz

I don't know if I've mentioned it or not, but I have been feeling very 1920s-esque recently, probably because I just watched Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Every woman looks absolutely amazing in that movie, and that especially goes for the obvious leads Renee Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta Jones. I could never really pick which one was more inspiring in the film because both did such a phenomenal job I was completely blown away by their performances. What blew me away more though was their outfits. It's not a surprise that Colleen Atwood, the costume designer for Chicago, won an Oscar for her work. Her resume is unbelievable, with movies like Memoirs of a Geisha, Little Women, Sweeny Todd, etc. I remember watching all of the movies she designed for and thinking about how wonderful the costumes were. I mean, she's been nominated for an Oscar seven freaking times. My point is that she is someone to look out for. Seriously, I could watch her movies on mute and just look at the outfits and I'd be satisfied. She is that good.

Back to Chicago (apologies for the rambling, I really should stop doing that...), this is the movie that really got my 1920's mood going. All I could think about after watching it were beads and feathers and red lipstick and cloches and bob haircuts- practically anything that had to do with the flapper look. Personally it was Renee Zellweger's outfits that got me addicted to the era. The silver dress from the number "Roxie" and the black dress from the solo of "Nowadays" are both so so so beautiful. I've been looking for a picture of the black dress forever, but all I could find was a clip of it on youtube. A video gives a better visual any way.


Obviously inspired by the 1920's, I created this somewhat tamer outfit than the original era. I would kill to have every piece in my closet. This ensemble seems like a suitable thing to wear in the 21st century as well- it's not too drastic or anything. I mean, how cute is that cloche? I think that is the most desperate thing I want right now, a hat like that. I haven't seen any authentic cloches when I've been shopping. They have usually been altered to be more adaptable to the fashion era we have today. Basically it's because no one really wears cloches anymore. At least I haven't seen anyone. I guess I am going to have to pop my eBay cherry and look for one, I literally can not find them anywhere. I guess that's my new objective as of today, find a pretty little cloche on eBay. To be continued...

4 comments:

Taghrid said...

where are those shoes from?? they are fabbb!!

Rosé Ghislain Magritte said...

I believe they are from Topshop!

Oriane said...

Hey ! I love your blog ! Thank you to make me discover it and for your comment. I love your blue boots in a older post... I'll be back soon !

CoutureCarrie said...

Yes! Love a dress with a tuxedo jacket!