Saturday, August 27, 2011

I Will Always Love...The Bodyguard

So, by order of the Mayor and the Governor, we've been ordered to stay indoors due to Hurricane Irene. That mean bitch. She spoiled everything. Luckily, I've got movies like The Bodyguard to keep me company.

Say what you will about Whitney Houston...poor girl never stood a chance against Bobby Brown and Clive Davis--

and say even more about Kevin Costner...talentless hack...but this movie has an absolutely timeless look.
Ignore the hairstyles and the 90's eyebrows. The wardrobe for this movie is absolutely amazing. Kevin Costner's suits fit his body to a tee; there's no sort of 90's "boxiness" whatsoever. Look at the sweater above. This was released in 1992!

Its very obvious that almost ten years later, a lot of popstars like Beyonce and Lady Gaga have pulled some of their looks from this film. Seriously, if it wasn't for the occasional feathered mullet or overplucked eyebrows, you'd never be able to tell when this movie was supposed to be set. That's the mark of a great Costume Designer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love

A couple of days ago, I was treated to a screening of Crazy Stupid Love. I had a lot of issues with this movie--plot holes, acting, and definitely the wardrobe, BUT I still really really enjoyed it. I practically adored it. Take note, for that is a rarity.
I only have a right to really jab at the wardrobe, since I'm not really a writer or an actor, so here goes.
Anything with a broken down, vulnerable, damaged Steve Carrell is a go for me, and from the minute we are introduced to his character, Cal, you feel sorry for him. I mean how can you not? His cheating wife is the drop dread gorgeous Julianne Moore. From his tattered white New Balance sneakers to his oversized "dad jeans", Cal is absolutely pathetic. (perfect so far) No wonder she cheated. Later, Cal meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), whose entire wardrobe looks like tearsheets out of GQ. This is the point in the movie where I am smiling ear to ear. It reminds me why I love what I do. Jacob says to a defensive Cal, " You're sitting there with a SuperCuts haircut and you're wearing a 44 when you should be wearing a 42 regular". He then proceeds to take him shopping and gives him a full on closet makeover. As cheesy as it sounds, I really liked the shopping montage. Cal's makeover looked spectacular. I LOVE taking men shopping and just.....making them better, giving them some long lost confidence.
I started to have wardrobe issues when I realize that this is supposed to be an LA story. Although the movie was shot there, our characters definitely looked like they were living in some New England state. WHO, in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA goes out in a minimum of FOUR layers of clothing?! IN SUMMER/FALL?! The children were dressed like they'd shopped out of a Lands End catalog, as were the rest of the children portrayed in the PUBLIC SCHOOL. Don't get me wrong. Everyone looked incredible, but the minute it was brought to my attention that this was in fact an LA story, the wardrobe immediately took me out of it. Hey, I still really loved the movie, k?

Okay I'm done with my criticisms. Um did you have a chance to see Gosling's bod?! Never really looked at this guy twice before but DAMN. He can get it. HE CAN GET IT!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Unexpected Shoegasm!

Kudos to Payless for finally catching on like Target. They've joined in on selling collections from high profile designers at a consumer price. Guest designers include: Christian Siriano, Isabel Toledo, and now Silvia Tcherassi. I have to say, I'm very very impressed with the newest collections and am happy to be using them in my photoshoot tomorrow.

Seen above, the red and purple elastic strap high heeled sandal is a 80's/90's inspired design by Silvia Tcherassi. You'd better believe I made a bee line for it. $70 is a lot to pay at Payless, but I'm willing to shell that out. Those shoes have earned their price.