This is a film I was a total latecomer to, and it did not disappoint. The film was incredible, the songs poetic and funny, and reading the trivia on the film also shaped it as a huge production and Barbra as the diva. But she really is the full centre of the film and her costar is it’s fashion. Here are a few of my favourites!
This was an amazing number and what Fanny Brice did is hilarious! She put her own spin on the finale number and pretended to be a pregnant bride with plenty of tongue in cheek humour. This dress is beautiful and the backup dancers are beautiful too! The whole thing is amazing.
At the start of the film Fanny shows up in Full Leopard print and looks so classy. Special shout out to the hair/makeup/nails team for this film as it was a supporting actress in this film! This whole ensemble is beautiful and old Hollywood with a touch of Broadway.
The is so cute. She goes through a makeover halfway through the film after becoming a mother and looks so young and adorable! This scene is when she’s learned some bad news and has to walk out in front of reporters after a show. She takes off her dowdy coat to reveal this lemon yellow baby doll dress and a lot of leg. Its an amazing scene and is very poignant.
This is a really cute number where she sings about Nick Arnstein, who is a gambler but very romantic. She is silly and fun in this number and her outfit is great.
She wears this in the last scene of the film, and it is a poignant number. She is in a very classy black outfit and it is a somber end to a film that takes you to the highs and lows. This is my favourite look of hers, and her makeup and nails are impeccable.
Special shoutout to Omar Sharif as Nick Arnstein, who is super handsome in this film and plays the part so well!
So thats this weeks film, don’t forget to send me your recommendations on what you want to see next!
So this weeks blog is about the 90s and its clothing. Oh my word. Hoooooow amazing was the style. I’m including the 2000s in this too because I won’t let them get away with it either.
Here were my fashion idols in the 90s.
The Spice Girls
They were all very different and I wanted all of their wardrobes, and their abs, holy moly!
I am going to list what I wore in the 90s, please chime in if you wore these too!
Matching tracksuits (maroon, and a green set)
Green or blue mascara
Roll on perfume (those tiny little ones)
Sparkly Butterfly clips (the tiny ones)
Glitter Slides (shoes)
Hoop earrings (when you were old enough to wear them obis)
A nose stud
A tongue stud
I want to hear more of these so do comment below.
So I was a massive dork in the 90s but it was so fun to be one! You did your hair up, put body glitter on, your roll on perfume on, and your cherry lipgloss and you were ready for school. Life was so much simpler then. I feel that I want to bring body glitter back in a big way too.
I loved the crop tops, the US themed merch (Chicago Bulls, etc) high waisted jeans, chokers, piercings, and whatever JLo was doing at the time was totally my aesthetic. I was definitely a pop girl in the 90s, but since this trend has come back around I still love the pop stuff, but LOVE the grunge stuff – plaid, band tshirts, holey tshirts etc. I love that this trend has come back and own so much of it, and it really lends to my style. I even do Space Buns (hairstyle) when I am going out and want to feel fly.
What did you wear, what do you wear now from the high street offerings of 90s style?
Be my buddy wanna be my buddy (sung to Be my Lover by La Bouche (Remember them?)
Welcome to another edition of Wardrobe Attacker!
I went to one of my good friends house and while the men did work on the house downstairs we got right into her wardrobe.
Now this girl has a challenge to get the volume of clothes down to items that she can wear to work easily but still retain the cool items she has in her wardrobe.
We got to work pretty quickly and I quickly noticed that she had a lot of dresses. Now for her work dresses are perfect, with tights and a cardy look really sweet and work appropriate for the office. Plus she has some really cool patterned dresses, and the great thing about patterns is that it does the job for you, all you have to do is find a great belt to put around your waist to define it and then you are away!!
We also started sorting items into a holiday wardrobe. Over in the UK as it doesn’t get particularly hot people tend to go for the big summer holiday. People will specifically go out and get stuff for their holidays. Now some of this stuff might be alright to wear in the UK but most of it is purely for Spain and other hot countries (Hi NZ!). Sort your holiday only items into a pile (as we did) and hang it or fold it in another place.
As always, there is a pile of items to try on again. Here you can determine if you still like it, fit it, or want it. If you think you want to keep it, find three items in your wardrobe to wear it with and you’ll never go wrong. Also make sure there are no holes or damage to the clothing.
You can also do a gym/sunday chilling pile. This is good for your baggy t-shirts, trackies, and holey items if you are desperate to keep them.
We managed to get through a lot of clothes and at the end had a sizeable pile to throw away/donate. I recommend holding the items in your house for a week, looking through again and making sure that you want to donate them. This means that you will definitely know!
This wardrobe was very fun to do and thanks to my lady friend for participating!!
PS if you want me to come to your house and help you with your wardrobe and give you loads of invaluable advice tailored to you, and you live in the Edinburgh area please don’t hesitate to get in touch!!
Hi team, and welcome to the first in a series of Fashion in Movies – a look at the good and the bad in film. I feel I should be in a leather chair with a bookshelf behind me telling you this.
Aaaaaanyway, the first film I picked because I just saw it on Netflix is Never Been Kissed, starring Drew Barrymore and David Arquette. This is an amazing film and Drew is the best. Without further ado, lets get into it!
- Her dowdy look.
At the start of film Josie Grossie (too good a name) is in brown, almost setting us up for the transformation to come later on (I love transformation films!) wearing some kind of culottes and just general unfashionableness but with a heart of gold.
2. The change up.
Dayum this is a strong look. Even for 1999, this is waaaay OTT. But the girl rocks it. Even if I am asking WHERE ARE YOUR EYEBROWS DREWWWWW
3. The flower top (that Phoebe wears in Friends, too cool
This is a cuuuuuuute look guys. I wish this top was around. She looks adorable and the age she is trying to be undercover as. 10/10 – not even rating the outfits but this one deserves this rating!!
4. Prom – Pink Metallic
JUST LOOK PEOPLE. JUST LOOK.
Oh my god it is amazing and terrible. The detailing. The sleeves. The braces. All of it. Holy heckalula.
5. Prom – Rosslyn Costume.
So the theme was famous couples, and Josie went in this AMAZING dress. Nailed it.
6. Lets not forget these babes:
I am not up with the play on proms in America, but these are super weird costumes you guys. But whatever. They look like total babes even though in the film they hurt our Josie.
David Arquette. Not even going to post a picture. Just watch the film and bask in the glory that is David Arquette’s wardrobe. And weirdly it wasn’t too far off what he wore at the time.
Anywho this concludes my first blog on fashion in films, stay tuned for my next one!
What are some films you would like me to break down?