Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadian indie, a great deal of instruments, extraordinary stage presence

Arcade Fire is one of my great favorites, especially after I've stumbled upon their 2010 Reading performance. It's so good to see them on stage, being totally excited about their performance. It's infinite love for music in each and every tune they play. Btw, RĂ©gine is so cute in her glitter dress, especially while singing 'Haiti'.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fashion in Movies: Zooey Deschanel in New Girl / (500) days of summer

brown vintage Hush Puppies Sandals
Hush Puppies Sandals

Getting together a new look with a little vintage flavor is so chic these days. The reason why people like to roll back the wheels of fashion time machine is that a dress let's say from the 50s represents such a classy, sophisticated, unique style, rather than something outdated or totally out of fashion. Just think of Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress, eating her breakfast in front of Tiffany's-an unforgettable 'fashion in movies' moment.

Audrey Hepburn little black dress
Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly) in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

The glory of those old movies [that you've watched either because of the beautifully unfolding romantic stories, or the 'femme fatale' manner in which Greta Garbo smoked a cigarette] are now back with some of these gorgeous details that make us want more. We have the movies (Pleasantville, Married Life) and even series (Mad Men, Smash, Downton Abbey) placed in another era we think of as --aww, so retro!!

Mad Men actresses floral colorful clothes
Mad Men cast
Married Life Rachel McAdams brown dress
Married Life (2007)

...And there are movies and series where the whole plot is built around the style and personality of a cute character, where the story has little or absolutely nothing to do with fashion or a particular era, it's just simply there for the sake of indirect characterization. Take Zooey Deschanel for example. Her role as Summer Finn in (500) Days of Summer was simply unforgettable, influenced many of us as a matter of retro / vintage / geek or whatever-you-call-fashion and the music...man, it was such a great combination of fashion moments and music that the story didn't even matter that much.

Zooey Deschanel outfits

Denim skirt light blue shirt

White shirt colorful skirt

black skirt white shirt

Light blue denim dress

romantic light brown white blouse

I could go on with the list of the cute Zooey outfits, really, but if you didn't have enough, study further the funky combination of colors and textures in Jess' ensembles in the New Girl series. I've recently found a website -- what would Zooey Descahnel wear? with loads of images from each episode. You can browse through a number of categories depending on what kind of inspiring outfits you're looking for - summer? winter? casual? fancy? It's Jess! Having it all!

green blouse denim brown belt

Dress with colorful stripes red heels

green dress blue cardigan

checked jacket striped shirt

black elegant shorts

Images: wwzdw.com