If there is one shirt that I had to pick as a wardrobe staple of all time, it would be a chambray. I’m convinced that their versatility is close to endless.
Today, when I put on this outfit, (even though she’s not actually wearing a chambray shirt in the movie) I instantly felt like I had been subconsciously inspired by Audrey Hepburn from Roman Holiday. From the scenes when she’s running around Rome having the experience of her life. I think that ensemble is one of my favorites in costume design history. It is just so perfectly Audrey. It’s so stylish, yet so easy and effortless. Not to mention, the pixie haircut tops the whole thing off wonderfully…and I don’t think anyone could pull off a pixie better than Audrey Hepburn (and maybe Halle Berry).
Chambray from Target a few years ago; Linen skirt made by me; Shoes from Target, Belt from Anthropologie; Mom’s tooled leather purse and silver bracelets.
Audrey Hepburn IS the ultimate style icon. Simple, graceful, beautiful.
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Well, I saw the new The Great Gatsby movie the other day and absolutely loved it. Of course, I especially loved the costume. Perhaps because of my love of anything Vintage, period films are always my favorite to watch, solely for the costume. I’ve always drempt of being a costume designer for films…I think it would be an endless creative opportunity.
Not only did Daisy Buchanan’s costume catch my eye, but so did Jordan Baker’s. She rocked some awesome cloche hats and bejeweled belts. And of course Jay Gatsby and his flamboyant pink suit.
Black and white is such a great combo, and not just in fashion. Black and white is everywhere you look. Tangible and intangible. Here are a few things black and white I’ve encountered in the past couple days.
This was a little fixer-upper project of mine. This coat hook board is from an antique store and originally looked like just a normal looking piece of wood with some coat hooks attached. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stain it or paint it, and obviously I went with the latter. Black and white stripes are a great way to add some interest to a room. And thanks to some correctly placed tape, I was able to get those lines nice and straight. ;)
Charlie Chaplin (and his top hat that is somehow reflecting a dual image?) in 1952’s Limelight. A black and white film about a comedian/clown and ballerina who help eachother get their lives back on track.
I had to include my little man. The friendliest, and sleepiest tuxedo cat you’ll ever see.