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 2 below:
Mystery Train consists of three short stories taking place on the same night in Memphis. I’d like to focus on the first of the three; the enchanting teenage couple making a trip across America. Jim Jarmusch is said to have been inspired by the work of Chaucer and Japanese ghost story cinema – if that doesn’t sell you, you should still watch for the eye-catching Elvis-inspired style.
Early seventies style is making a comeback. There are few better places for inspiration that the films of the time. Badlands is a classic Bonnie & Clyde tale of a teen girl and her greaser boyfriend on a crime spree in the South Dakota badlands. Watch for Sissy Spacek’s freckly faced femininity and a young Martin Sheen in tight white tees.
What a Way to Go! has some of the most outrageous costumes in film history and they are all pulled off with humor and versatility. Shirley MacLaine plays Louisa, a widow of four men whose deaths were directly related to their sudden wealth. But Louisa is no gold-digger; she is simply swept up into incredibly different worlds, all of which are impeccably styled if not campy in the best way.
Set in the early eighties, this biography shows the rise of street-artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the New York art scene. In the age of Andy Warhol (played by David Bowie!), this Brooklyn artist was an unlikely style pioneer, with a fashion-sense as organic as his art.
Stoker was made just last year, but with a sophisticated grace and style it seems it could be taking place today or years in the past. Something about the ambiguity of India’s attire (Mia Wasikowska) and romantic family home creates a sense of timelessness that only adds mystery to an already suspenseful thriller. Stoker is a consistently beautiful film flush with style from start to finish.