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Cinema&Fashion #012# – Stealing Beauty

Bernardo Bertolucci’s poem on screen and the 90s style.

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Stealing Beauty (by Bernardo Bertolucci – Italy 1996 – with Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Joseph Finnes, Donald McCann, Stefania Sandrealli, Carlo Cecchi).

I owe the summer another summery movie, and I am 110% sure that this is the right choice. Stealing Beauty is one of the most poetic, sexy/seductive movies I have ever seen. I remember the first time I saw it: I had to hide it from my mom who thought I was “too young” to watch a movie of “that kind”. I felt so grown up! And I still love it as I loved it the first time.

The location, an amazing villa on a hilltop in the Tuscan countryside, is my ideal place where one day I would like to live. The beauty of the place is emphasized by Bertolucci, whom is the perfect example of someone who makes of the cinema an art…and this movie “screams” Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Liv Tyler’s character, Lucy, is pretty enigmatic and…yes…also kind of weird sometimes. She is fascinating. Then there is Jeremy Irons: what can I say? I absolutely venerate him!

Of course I see in this movie a really interesting style: shot in the middle of 90s, and so completely “grungy/shabby style”, it is ironically totally up-to-date. And Lucy is my main, and only, character I wanted to focus on this time. Hope you don’t mind 🙂

LOOK ONE

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1.Zara  2.&Other Stories  3.Topshop

LOOK TWO

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1.Zara  2.&Other Stories  3.Topshop

LOOK THREE

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Stealing Beauty 3

1Topshop  2.Espadrillas  3.Beyond Retro

LOOK FOUR

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1.Topshop  2.Topshop  3.Hypanema  4.shorts Topshop

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #011# – Roman Holiday

Summer in style.

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler -Italy 1953 – with Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert).

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When Summer comes, when the heat hits me and the breeze is still warm also during the night, no matter where I am, I always have a recall of Italy and my teenage summers, spent eating fresh tomatoes and ice lollies, watching late night old movies, waiting for my ten days holiday with my best friends at the local seaside.

This is my mood in these surprisingly hot days in London, so when it came to choose the next movie for Cinema&Fashion it is been easy to go for Roman Holiday (speaking of old movies).

This movie is the exact picture of the boiling italian summers spent in the cities. I love the way the roman chaos is been caught and perfectly included into the story: the music, the people (the italian old maid is my favourite!), the feeling…everything makes you wish to be there, eating the “gelato”, the ice cream, with Audrey Hepburn and dancing on the boat along the river Tevere with Gregory Peck and the sweet, sweet barber (God, I would like to hug him!).

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I will never be tired of saying how much I love this movie and how wonderful is the choice of the costumes: Audrey Hepburn basically wears the same outfit during the whole movie, but the way it changes along with the evolution of the character is amazing. Always appreciated the charming style of Gregory Peck and the casual cockiness of Eddie Albert.

Lovely experience every time.

LOOK ONE – Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn)

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1.&Other Stories  2.Beyond Retro  3.&Other Stories  4.Beyond Retro  5.Topshop 6.Yamamay

LOOK TWO – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck)

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1.Topman  2.tie Topman  3.Hudson  4.Topman

LOOK THREE – Irving Radovich (Eddie Albert)

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1.Beyond Retro  2.Topman 3.vintage camera  4.Beyond Retro  5.Kurt Geiger

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #010# – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (by Lasse Hallstrom – USA 1993 – with Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio, Juliette Lewis).

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Put together Leonardo Di Caprio, Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis in the early 90’s and you will have the corresponding in a movie of what Grunge was in music. Then if you think about the fact that you have got in the same movie the two most wanted actors of those years, and my idols, for a film of a certain thematic relevance you will figure out why What’s Eating Gilbert Grape could not not become a success and a (hypster) must in the history of Cinema.

Despite the fact I am usually not really attracted by mainly melancholic, partially depressing movies, I see in this one my exception. I just watch it every now and then, but I like it and it is in my list of good movies.

And by the way, I love Juliette Lewis’ style!

LOOK ONE – ARNIE 1 (Leonardo Di Caprio)

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1.Topman  2.New Balance  3.Topman  4.Topman  5.Topman

LOOK TWO – Arnie 2

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1.visor cap  2.Topman (tie)  3.Topman  3.Carhartt WIP  5.Reebok

LOOK THREE – Gilbert (Johnny Depp)

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1.COS  2.Ask The Missus  3.Topman  4.Topman  5.Ralph Lauren

LOOK FOUR – Becky (Juliette Lewis)

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1.Topshop  2.Topman  3.Superga  4.Topman

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #009# – Hugo

Hugo (by Martin Scorsese – UK, USA, France 2011 – with Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Jude Law).

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This is one of the movies that makes you want to go to Paris and stay there forever (unless you already are living there). The feeling you get during the whole movie is something in between happiness and apprehension plus that bit of serenity that makes you smile also during more tense moments. The emotional involvement is given by every aspect: music, colours, shootings, costumes, acting… And the story behind the story gives to the movie more substance: how the real movies for cinemas were born, what kind of movies were, the creation of scenographies and special effects, the story of a time when the entire World was changing.

Adventurous, colourful, full of magic. And also it does not certainly lack of style: as you should know by now, nothing makes me happier and more satisfied than watch a movie where every character has its own well defined personality, shown by clothes.

I will definitely watch it again…more than one time.

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LOOK ONE – ISABELLE (Chloe Moretz)

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1.Monki  2.COS  3.&Other Stories  4.J.W. Anderson for Topshop  5.Debenhams  6.&Other Stories  7.Massimo Dutti

LOOK TWO – HUGO (Asa Butterfield)

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1.Carhartt WIP  2.All Saints  3.All Saints  4.COS  5.All Saints  6.Topman  7.Topman

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #008# – Moonrise Kingdom

As first movie of 2013 I have chosen one of the latest movies of 2012: Moonrise Kingdom (by Wes Anderson – USA 2012 – with Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban).
Here the feedback: one word for Moonrise Kingdom? STUNNING! 94 minutes of breathtaking images, accompanied by a soundtrack full of personality.
I fell in love with all the characters and the outfits that mark each one of them. I would watch this movie over and over again.
Suzy and Sam are absolutely the type of kids that everyone, in some way, at the end, would like to be, but my favourite character is the unusual and outsider/narrator of the story interpreted by Bob Balaban.
Here the uniform becomes a proper style…a great way to wear it as an everyday outfit. A little bit eccentric, maybe…but we like to be noticed!
We love this hipster movie of 2012! A New Year’s resolution: be more “Moonrise Kingdom”!

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LOOK ONE – Suzy

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1.J Crew  2.L’F Unisex  3.Lord & Taylor  4.seinside.com  5.Nikon  6.High knee socks  7.Victoria Beckham  8.River Island

LOOK TWO – Suzy

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1.romwe.com  2.Dr Martens  3.High knee socks  4.Bushnell  5.chicnova.com

LOOK THREE – Sam (the Boy Scout uniform)

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1.JanSport (@Urban Outfitters)  2.Ray-Ban  3.Topman  4.Topman  5.Volta shoes  6.vintage Boy Scout hat  7.Boy Scout hat  8.Rag&Bone scarf  9.Debenhams

LOOK FOUR – Narrator (Bob Balaban)

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1.Burberry Brit  2.Topman  3.L’F Unisex  4.Topman  5.pom pom beanie  6.COS  7.Uniqlo  8.Burberry Brit  9.Topman

By Anna D.

 

Cinema&Fashion #007# Christmas Issue – Miracle on 34th Street, Trading Places, The Holiday

Less than one week to Christmas and I have prepared a special Christmas Issue for our Cinema&Fashion division. I have put together three of the best Christmas movies and picked up the main outfits. Three different stories, three different times of history of Fashion, one concept: Christmas style.

Feeling christmassy? Here some Christmas bites!

Miracle on 34th Street (by George Seaton – USA 1947- with Mauree O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, John Payne, Natalie Wood).

It is a classic of Christmas movies and I could not not put it into this issue. The 1947 outfits for Maureen O’Hara are amazing: a strong woman living by herself at the end of 40’s. Style and magic together for a real Christmas feeling.

LOOK ONE

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1.H&M  2.Topshop  3.Zara  4.Fendi  5.Massimo Dutti

Trading Places (by John Landis – USA 1983 – with Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche and Denholm Elliot).

In my opinion the best Christmas movie ever. Fun and catching, in total USA 80’s style. Eddie Murphy and Danny Aykroyd are the perfect couple and their style is on top. Never miss a Christmas without this movie!

LOOK TWO

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1.Topman  2.Topman  3.Topman  4.H&M  5.Topman  6.Topman  7.Topman  8.Dune

The Holiday (by Nancy Meyers – USA 2006 – with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black).

Romantic Comedy that gives you that warm smile that you need at Christmas. I particularly like Cameron Diaz’ outfits but I am definitely in love with the small cottage where she goes to spend Christmas in, just outside London. Do not miss it!

LOOK THREE

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1.Zara  2.Topshop  3.Uniqlo  4.H&M  5.H&M  6.Zara  7.Ugg  8.COS

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #006# Halloween Issue – Beetle Juice

Beetle Juice (by Tim Burton – UK 1988 – with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones).

Another jewel of the story of cinema. Who have not seen it yet, first of all “What???”, second please do so…it is an order! If not for the movie itself at least to appreciate the character of Lydia (Winona Ryder), the creepy little girl fascinated by death and strange and dark things, and to enjoy her definitely unusual (and amazing) outfits.

Again Tim Burton’s strong personality is visible and almost tangible. This movie at least makes me forget about all those appalling Halloween movies that everytime, after I have watched them, for one month make me avoid all the dark corners of my house, double check under my bed, switch on the lights in every single room and think about every possible way to escape from my flat (ON THE 10TH FLOOR) just in case a horrifying guy with mask and random blade wishes to come inside my place with the purpose to slicing me as sushi. What can I say…I am easily impressionable 🙂

Anyway, this Halloween have fun watching this movie: this is style!

LOOK ONE – LYDIA

1.Dolce&Gabbana 2.Floppy hat 3.cape Yves Saint Laurent 4.Olympus 5.To Be Annouced

LOOK TWO – LYDIA

 1.Miss Selfridge 2.Vanessa Bruno 3.Chelsea boots 4.COS 5.Beyond Retro

LOOK THREE – DELIA

1.COS 2.belt Mango 3.Mango 4.Catarzi for Asos 5.Cosmic Wonder

LOOK FOUR – BEETLE JUICE

1.New Look 2.Dr Martens 3.Topshop 4.Topshop

By Anna D.