If you aren’t already an avid follower of her mesmerizing tumblr, her super cute style blog, or her YouTube channel, then maybe you remember her feature in our inaugural issue of First Time. Or maybe you don’t know her at all, and that’s fine. It was her love of The Simpsons and her ever changing hair color that first drew me to the Canadian bombshell, but it was her indisputable view on Feminism and her approach to style through it that kept me coming back.
We all take inspiration from different places, and one of the most common comes from movies. For her second guest post on the blog, she chose her 10 most inspirational movies (style wise) and broke it down for us on why.
Read part 1 below:
Breathless made me fall in love with film. The aesthetics are part of the plot; from the innovative editing to the effortless French style, Godard creates an atmosphere so dreamy I believe it could only happen in Paris in 1960. The beautiful Jean Seberg as Patricia exudes dreamy nonchalance and boyish charm in her pixie cut, stripes, stripes, and more stripes.
An adaptation of a Greek legend set in 1959 Rio De Janeiro during Carnaval, writer Paul Beckley has called Black Orpheus “the most sensuous use of color ever seen on film… not so much dressed in color as created out of color.” The timeless nature of this film is both wildly poetic and incredibly stylish.
Buffalo 66 doesn’t feel like it can, or should, happen in reality. Its characters are beautiful, interesting and severely flawed, quietly moving the plot to unexpected places. Kidnapped from her dance class, teenage Layla (Christina Ricci) spends almost the entire film in her baby-blue dance costume. She radiates a combination of naivety and self-assurance I’ve yet to see in another film character. And she makes me want to wear blue eye-shadow every day.
This biography follows the life of Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican surrealist with a distinctive style which has influenced fashion at its highest levels. Salma Hayek embodies the treacherous life of the painter whose clothing sometimes offered physical protection, and almost always made statements both cultural and political. Frida is proof that style is a statement that is hard to ignore.
This film is a dark American masterpiece. It is both the small town U.S.A. and the seedy underbelly that lives beneath the picket fences. In the same way, Laura Dern and Isabella Rossellini are two sides of the same coin. One representative of all-American innocence and goodness, the other trapped in a dark world whose only escape is singing at a Lynchian nightclub. And again, the allure that is blue eye-shadow.
~part 2 coming soon ~