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The Mood Of The Week(End)

Straight to the point.

I spent this last week choosing outfits a bit more “clean and professional” for my days at work. Not that I usually choose random outfits for work, but this week I was in a particular “picky” mood. In addition to that I had some new pieces in my wardrobe and I was dying to mix and match them.

This outfit might seem quite simple and formal, but actually it is a combination of strong pieces that make me feel really good. I finally found some pleated, baggy trousers that siut me, after a long research and I love them!

(Almost) ready for the new season!

Shirt, trousers, necklace all COS, shoes Topshop, bag Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.

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mood of the week

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mood of the week

By Anna D.

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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stealing beauty

stealing beauty

stealing beauty

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stealing beauty

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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Stealing Beauty 2

1.Zara  2.&Other Stories  3.Topshop

LOOK THREE

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stealing beauty

Stealing Beauty 3

1Topshop  2.Espadrillas  3.Beyond Retro

LOOK FOUR

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Stealing Beauty 4

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

By Anna D.

The Mood Of The Week(End)

White at work.

While I finally set myself into holiday mood, my latest days at work are still making me feel tired (but satisfied). In these days I fought against the heat and dreamed about my 10 days holidays in Sardinia in my own way…and dressing summery at work did actually made me feel already on holiday.

White is nice!

Outfits all by COS.

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Sus & me!

mood of the week

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).

Roman Holiday

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!).

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

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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Roman Holiday - Audrey

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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Roman Holiday - Gregory

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

LOOK THREE – Irving Radovich (Eddie Albert)

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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday - Irving

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

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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hugo

hugo

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

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.

Cinema&Fashion #005# – Rear Window

Rear Window (by Alfred Hitchcock – USA 1954 – with James Steward, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey and Thelma Ritter).

This is definitely one of my favourite movies ever. I must say that: forget all the other movies made after that one and built on the same line and story…they are nothing compared to the original one, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a genious, and they only contribute to diminish its importance and beauty.

I always watch it during summer time, it helps me to feel more inside the story: everyone seems to be always overheated because of the heat of a really hot summer, except for the always impeccable Grace Kelly. Speaking about her: one of the most beautiful icons of cinema history, shows in this movie a total of five outfits and everytime I enjoy and envy every single one. The costume designer? Edith Head, who designed and created outfits working for the Paramount Pictures and then the Universal Studios for over 40 years.

I will never stop to recommending this movie built on style and suspence…and much more, just watch it!

Hello Alfred! Here Alfred Hitchcock (left) shows up in one of the scenes of the movie, a traditional move that he repeats in every single movie.

LOOK ONE

1.River Island  2.American Apparel  3.Topshop  4.River Island  5.Love  6.Tiffany  7.Yves Saint Laurent

LOOK TWO

1.Topshop  2.belt H&M  3.DKNY  4.blouse Valentino  5.Topshop  6.River Island

LOOK THREE

1.Debenhams  2.Miu Miu  3.Metradamo  4.Topshop  5.Yoko Style  6.Yves Saint Laurent  7.Zara

LOOK FOUR

1.BHLDN  2.Dorothy Perkins  3.Topshop  4.Dorothy Perkins

LOOK FIVE

1.COS  2.Urban Outfitters  3.Zara

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #004# – Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock (by Ang Lee – USA 2009 – with Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schrieber, Jonathan Groff, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dan Fogler, Eugene Levy, Kelly Garner, Paul Dano, Kevin Sussman, Marnie Gummer)

Inspired by a true story this movie shows how Woodstock became part of history as the first and biggest music festival in the world. At the beginning of a new Summer of worldwide festivals  this is the best choice I could make for this new arcticle of Cinema&Fashion…and I want to say I am definitely enjoying it!

With an amazing soundrack, from this fun movie you can take inspitation for your next “festival outfit”…after all everything started with Woodstock!

LOOK ONE

1.Urban Outfitters 2.Asos 3.Urban Outfitters 4.Urban Outfitters 5.Topshop 6.Zara

1.Topman 2.Topman 3.Urban Outfitters 4.Topman 5.Topman 6.Urban Outfitters

LOOK TWO

1.Topshop 2.Urban Outfitters 3.Asos 4.Zara 5.Urban Outfitters 6.Urban Outfitters 7.Urban Outfitters

1.Urban Outfitters 2.Topshop 3.Urban Outfitters 4.Hunter (Office) 5.Topshop 6.Urban Outfitters

LOOK THREE

1.Topman 2.Urban Outfitters 3.Topman 4.Topman 5.All Saints 6.Beyond Retro 7.Topman

www.topshop.com

www.topman.com

www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

www.allsaints.com

www.asos.com

www.beyondretro.com

Well…have a nice Summer everybody!

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #003# – Happy Family

Happy Family (by Gabriele Salvatores – Italy 2010 – with Fabio De Luigi, Valeria Bilello, Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Margherita Buy, Carla Signoris)
“Tutti i personaggi di questo film hanno paura di qualcosa… in genere paura di vivere, paura degli altri, paura di soffrire, ma anche di provare piacere. E, come se non bastasse, sono solo i personaggi di un film, quello che stiamo vedendo, scritto da uno sceneggiatore che preferisce scrivere una storia d’amore invece che innamorarsi.
Il film si chiama ‘Happy Family’. La “famiglia” siamo noi, tutti noi che stiamo facendo insieme questo viaggio in questi anni, su questo pianeta. La felicità è qualcosa a cui avremmo diritto e che, a volte, noi stessi ci neghiamo.
Questo film cerca di guardare la vita con un sorriso, e gli altri – i nostri compagni di viaggio – con un pò di disponibilità e tenerezza. Perché sarebbe bello che questa FAMILY diventasse un pò più HAPPY // All the characters of this movie are afraid of something…fear of living, scared of the others, scared of suffering, but also fear of feeling pleasure. And, to make matters worse, they are only characters of a movie, the one we are watching, written by a screenwriter who prefers to write a love story instead of fall in love himself. The movie is called ‘Happy Family’. We are the “family”, all of us that we are doing this journey all together in these years, in this planet. Happiness is something we have the right to have and that, sometimes, we deny to ourselves. This movie try to look at Life with a smile, and the others, our  journey mates, with a little bit of willingness and tenderness. Because it would be good if this FAMILY become a little bit more HAPPY“.
 The director Gabriele Salvatores

Amazing comedy that takes place in an extremely colourful and warm Milan.
It is difficult to find an italian movie so positive and ironic but also with a serious and real side.
I know…it is not one of the most famous movies in the world, I actually think that it is pretty popular only in Italy and if you try to watch it in streaming 1.there are no subtitles for those who are not italian 2.it is difficult to find it also in italian, and that is a shame (Fabio De Luigi is amazingly hilarious!), but I felt the duty to publish it, at least for the style of the characters.
I loved it and I really would like to give a big hug to the stylist, Patrizia Chericoni, for the great choice of the outfits (specially for Caterina’s outfits)!

With this movie I miss Milan.

And here some looks taken from that nice movie…

LOOK ONE – Caterina –

1.Zara 2.belt River Island 3.Zara 4.Zara 5.hairpins Topshop 6.bracelet Tiffany

LOOK TWO – Marta –

1.Urban Outfitters 2.River Island 3.Accessorize 4.Dr Martens 5.striped tights

LOOK THREE – Anna –

1.suit jacket Whistles 2.skirt Zara 3.Karen Millen (Selfridges) 4.Zara 5.belt Yves Saint-Laurent

LOOK FOUR – Ezio –

1.Ray-Ban 2.The Old Bicycle Showroom 3.The Kooples 4.The Kooples 5.Topman

Useful addresses

www.topshop.com

www.topman.com

www.ray-ban.com

www.thekooples.com

www.theoldbicycleshowroom.co.uk

www.zara.com

By Anna D.