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Get Inspired: Fashion in Film

We all love going to the movies, and we all have actresses that we view as style icons. Sometimes we like a film because of its dialogue, sometimes because of its story, sometimes because of its cast – and sometimes because of its fashion. Looking back at some of Hollywood’s greatest movies is a fantastic way to gain inspiration and refresh your look. I’ve selected a few of my favourite films that display amazing, timeless fashion to share with you – try going through some of your own favourites for more ideas!

 

High Society

This gem from 1956 stars the beautiful Grace Kelly in the role of Tracy, a fierce woman still in love with her ex-husband but engaged to another man. Kelly’s style is flawless – whether she’s wearing high-waisted trousers and a buttoned blouse or a long, glamourous evening gown she spells elegance and confidence. If you want a classic look, garner some tips by watching this film.

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Funny Face

There is no one with a more effortless style than Audrey Hepburn, and this is epitomised in the 1957 musical Funny Face. When we are first introduced to Audrey’s character Jo it is as a quiet, unfeminine bookstore assistant. This all changes when her unusual features are spotted by a fashion magazine and she is sent to Paris to model. From the striking ball gowns and suits of the fashion shoots, to the fail-safe slack-and-sweater combination of her everyday wear, Audrey is a symbol of class.

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Bonnie and Clyde

In 1967 Faye Dunaway blew audiences away with her captivating performance as the sassy, sexy Bonnie Parker. Dressed in the midi-length skirts and tailored jackets of Depression-era America, her performance saw an influx of 1930s fashion in clothing stores around the country. Dunaway’s look had a unique edge with the addition of berets and neckerchiefs, something that can be easily added to an outfit to give it a stylish flare.

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The Great Gatsby

A more recent example of inspiring fashion in film can be found in the 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Whether you watched it for the depiction of the Roaring Twenties, to uncover the mystery of Jay Gatsby, or purely to see Leo looking dapper in an array of fine suits, the glitz and the glamour of the costumes in this film are unavoidable. Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Debicki, as Daisy and Jordan, are radiant in opulent shift dresses and sparkling accessories. They show that excess can work – if it is executed carefully. Who knew that headbands could be so elegant!

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The Age of Adaline

Blake Lively is gorgeous as the ageless Adaline Bowman in this 2015 drama. Her style is a blend of classic and retro fashion, mixing heavy coats with modest dresses and sensible mary jane heels. Blake shows how to pull vintage off in a contemporary setting, pairing thick turtlenecks with skirts and adding timeless accessories like the square leather purse. If you are looking for hairstyle inspiration, this is also a great film to watch.

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October072015

Essential Prints for your Spring Wardrobe

This Spring, it’s all about the print – bright, fun patterns are flooding the runways and being worn by all your favourite celebrities. Prints are the perfect way to give your outfit that little bit of edge to make you stand out in the crowd. Stay on-trend by picking up one (or all!) of the patterns below.

 

Floral

What woman doesn’t love a bit of floral? This is the ultimate Spring print – colourful, fresh and feminine – and an absolute must-have for your closet this season! Embrace the sunshine and pop on a floral dress like Zooey Deschanel, or keep it simple with a patterned skirt or blouse.

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Checked

Big checks, small checks, gingham – however you want to wear it, the check is waiting to give your outfit that stylish finish. There’s a reason this print has been around forever – it is super versatile and comes in just about every colour imaginable. Try a black and white crop top over an orange on-the-knee skirt for an easy, chic look.

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Animal

Another classic, the animal print, is back. Not everyone is a fan of the leopard, but that needn’t be a problem – zebra is there to broaden your options. Turn heads in a bold animal print dress, or play it safe with a blouse or shoes. Emma Watson proves how glam this style can be below!

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Geometric

Another striking print, the geometric is contemporary, confident and classy. Like the check, this pattern can easily be found in all sorts of colours. Great for the work environment or a night out, try pairing a silk geometric blouse with high-waisted trousers and heeled boots.

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Paisley

Last but certainly not least is the ever-popular paisley. Perfect for Spring, this print is fun, bright, bold and vintage. Whether it is in dress, shirt, pant or accessory form, paisley never fails to look great. Make like Alexa Chung and get yours now!

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