Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Scene

Watched Grey Gardens tonight. L-O-V-E-D! After all, I know a thing or two about co-dependent mothers/daughters ;)

Was blown away by Drew Barrymore. Read how hard she fought to get the part and then really committed to it by isolating herself completely from the outside world during the shoot. Totally worked - she virtually disappeared into Little Edie. Stunningly batty performance.

I do wish the film would've delved a little deeper into the psychology of the two women. I mean exactly what switch flipped that took them from hobnobbing with New England high society to living in cat piss with racoons? Dying to see the 1970s documentary - maybe it provides more insight.

The wardrobe ended up being the real star of the movie for me. 43 delicious costume changes, according to Vogue. All spanning some of the most gorgeous decades of fashion IMHO. When women really dressed - scarves, hats, gloves, the works. Sigh, I think I was born about 30 years too late.

Clearly Drew was too. I've always thought she has a great retro look but this movie finally captured it on film.

Can't wait to see what she wears to accept her Emmy :)

The Outfit
Forever 21 dress and top

The Accessories
Me&Ro necklace
Fashion District bracelet
Chanel bag
Cole Haan flats

The Grade

The Commentary

Today's outfit was inspired by that pretty kitty Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Love the blousy Mexican top with wide leg trousers. Unexpected simple chic. Quintessential California girl style.

Decided to dig out my own little cha cha top. One of my first F21 purchases about 6 years ago. Bought it for the incredible nipped in waist effect. And the under $20 price tag.

Don't wear it much since I often worry about looking too Frida Kahlo in it.

Designers like Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, and Tibi do Mexican embroidery detailing every few seasons.

Great vacation at the beach look.

Used to wear it quite a bit when I was in high school and college. Not sure why it started feeling too costumey and precious in my 20s.

Thinking my mid-thirties might be the time to embrace it again. Go back to my roots, get my brown on again ;)

Today I had the ingenious idea of making the top work appropriate by layering it over a sleeveless dress. Typically wear it strictly on the weekends since it's a whole lotta boobage/tummy with the deep V and open bottom. Have donned a tank top underneath it more than once when I am feeling less than svelte. Today I found it really works as a little jacket/vest. Perfect with the flats. Both have that adorable scalloped edging. And you know how much I love me some matchy matchy cuteness.


JillFantastic said...

I loved Grey Gardens as well. Renting the documentary is a must.

tam pham said...

such a pretty little senorita!

Anonymous said...

You know what a GG fan I am, so I was relieved that both actresses did a great job. Did this movie need to be made? Not so sure, but I do agree the costumes were absolutely amazing and the women truly did a magnificent job.


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