Tuesday, February 7, 2012


No, no I'm not talking about Breakfast At Tiffany's or all that movie's stuff that you already saw an hundred times! I'm going to talk about my favourite movies in what style is concern, I mean, these kind of films whose mood inspired directly my wardrobe.

I'M LOVE (2009) - This was one of the most inspiring movies I saw lately, from the opulent setting of upper-class Milan at the turn of the 21st century, to John Adams’s sweeping score, the movie pays homage to the films of Visconti, Douglas Sirk and Hitchcock, but, aided by a fearless performance from its luminous star Tilda Swinton, remains utterly timeless whose gorgeous wardrobe was designed by Jil Sander and Fendi by costume designer Antonella Cannarozzi. The colours had to beat the rhythm of the drama: Neutral colours at the beginning when Swinton’s character, Emma Recchi, walks the streets of Milan, a Russian avatar blending into her surroundings; luscious tangerine and scarlet red for when she is in the throes of her love affair; and ashen tones for when tragedy befalls her at the film’s climax.

Photos by Sandro Kopp



The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. It is an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith 1955 novel of the same name, which was previously filmed as Plein Soleil (Purple Noon, 1960). The film stars Matt Damon as Tom Ripley, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue (a character created for the film), Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles, so the cream of the cream in what casting is concern. I remember when I saw this movie for the first time that I felt in love instantly with the styling.  This movie is frequently brought up in current menswear trend references (Dickie Greenleaf is quite dapper), but Marge Sherwood’s (Gweneth Paltrow) style is also not to be discounted.



A story that centers on an English professor who, one year after the sudden death of his partner, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960's Los Angeles. This was the first film directed Tom Ford and it received gorgeous reviews from the critics to the fashion world. The film stars Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of George Falconer, a depressed gay British university professor living in Southern California in 1962. The film places emphasis on the culture of the 1960s; the production design is by the same team that designed AMC television's Mad Men, which is set in the same era. The  Colin Firth and Julianne Moore's wardrobe is really inspiring taking into account that the current fashion is full of 60's vibes. 


Kai War Wong, one of my favourite film directors, set this plutonic love story in 1960′s Hong Kong, Maggie Cheung plays a wife who’s husband is unfaithful. Her dresses are the highlight of this beautifully shot, yet heartbreaking film. The soundtrack helps a lot to build this unforgettable movie. The film's original Chinese title, meaning 'the age of blossoms' or 'the flowery years' – Chinese metaphor for the fleeting time of youth, beauty and love – derives from a song of the same name by Zhou Xuan from a 1946 film. The English title derives from a Bryan Ferry cover of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" that is also used in the film. The film forms the second part of an informal trilogy, together with the first part Days of Being Wild[3] (released in 1991) and the last part 2046 (released in 2004).


The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. Played by Audrey Tautou, you see Coco Chanel grow from the quiet orphan to showgirl to clothing designer all within 120 minutes. I loved, of course, all the chic and sophisticated costumes.The best fashion moments in this film? When Coco is at the beach with her beau. Stripes have never looked better!


It was too sad to see Edie Sedgwick in the state she was a few months before her death. However, it uses a lot of the original footage from her years at the Factory. Her style is so iconic, and timeless that make me to choose this movie as one of my faves in style. The film centers around a character very closely based on Sedgwick, and deals with the pain of addiction and the lure of fame. One in hundreds of narratives recounting the youth counterculture of the 1960s, Ciao's almost naive truth and decadence sets it apart. New York Sedgwick embodies the Sixties, even spraying her hair silver (as in Silver Sixties), her time in New York is documented in black & white, playing on the crisp glamour and ice hard core of a drug-pop life. As the character back home in California (a narrative actually driven by the character of Butch), Susan's story is told in the full color of the 1970s. Her psychedelic pad and tie-dye dress are Butch's (Hayes) childlike free-wheeling attitude towards life, but also hint at the dizzy and deteriorated mind of a young ingénue.

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