Thursday, April 19, 2007

Fashion And Movies

1) Watched this documentary last weekend and it was so fantastic. A camera is set up in the studio of St.Laurent and follows his designs and seamstresses to create a line of haute couture. I couldn't take my eyes off the was eccentric and brilliant. Although the relationships are not explained I had the impression that his staff and himself had worked together for the last forty years, they are a a dignified family. How the clothes went from sketches to layers of analysis was magical. Yves St. Laurent, like all the couture masters is a sculptor! A terrific line form the film is when one of his seamstresses comes into the salon with a model in his gown he says" I asked you for a sausage and you made me a masteriece."
2) I didn't know it was Thursday till Saturday last week...I don't know what happened but I lost a few days.
3) I think I was all confused because I started a diet and was very tired last week...and ditsy.
4) The diet has me thinking about fashion...and what I might be able to fit into if I can lose the roll on my tummy. I am aiming for a six pack. This morning I ate half an avacado, two tablespoons of cottage cheese and a hardboiled egg. Hmm...that may have been too much food, 21 grams of fat. 8 grams of carbs. 255 Calories (that's not bad) 12 grams of protein. I just looked up a chart...I am should lose weight at 33-44 grams of fat per day?

5) Last year, I saw another documentary with a designer called Karl Lagerfield Is Never Happy Anyway. It too was fascinating to see how Lagerfield works and bring his vision to the body. A must see for fashionistas.
6) Just how cool a man can look in a good suit.
7) I think this poster is an argument alone for how movies affect fashion. Rosanna Arquette and Madonna look so cute. I just watched this movie last week...and it really holds up, as charming as when it first came out.
8) Ralph Lauren designed costumes for The Great Gatsby did not seem old-fashioned on Mia Farrow. Robert Redford was no slouch in his suits either. I think these costumes are still an influence on design today.
9) As The Passion of The Christ was being marketed and released, all kinds of people were wearing "Jesus is my co-pilot" t-shirts. Madonna preferred the goddess version with "Mary is my homegirl".
10) Annie Hall changed women's clothing for years.
11) In The Devil Wears Prada I found the movie too simple plotted, and some of the characters weak...but Meryl Streep is worth the entire movie. Everything she did was perfect! She has a response to a workers thinking fashion was mindless and not an influence on herself and Streep gives an awesome soliloquy.

"This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blindly unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of a clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff." Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.

12) "Stop! I don't want my hair cut! I don't want my eyebrows up or down. I want them right where they are! And I see no functional advantage in a marvelous mouth. I'm leaving now, and if anyone so much as makes a move to stop me, there'll be plenty of hair cut and it won't be mine!" Hepburn in Funny Face

13) What sorority girl hasn't dressed up as Laura Croft for Halloween?

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Christine said...

Hon, I love your lists. I need to see Funny Face. I love the look of Hepburn in the clips I've seen. And I just love a man in a suit.


Carmen said...

Men look really hot when they wear good suits. *drool.

Amelia Elias said...

I need to see Funny Face too, and just that one quote from The Devil Wears Prada has made me want to read the book! Love the pics on your list. And why can't I have Lara Croft's butt???

Candy Minx said...

Christine, thanks! Funny Face is a very sweet movie. It has oen of the most outrageous and delightful dance scenes in it too. Hepburn does a whole Beat Generation interprative dance.

Carmen, yes they do, although I find I am filled with fear at the potential of seeing a man in a really bad ill fitting suit. Yikes.

Amelia, thanks for dropping by...Isn't Lara Croft awesome? And I wonder...Jolie doesn't show off her butt that often...I wonder if that costume is padded?

Anonymous said...

Audrey Hepburn was marvelous! And your lists are fascinating. :) Meryl Streep is amazing in every movie she's in, isn't she? ;)

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine!

Janet said...

ahhhh...I'd love to lose some weight, now if only I could stop overeating!

NAncy said...

Well this made me happy, as I am completely overwhelmed!!!

I want a t shirt like Madonna's!!!!

We should diet together. I know when my *new* camera comes I will be out walking more. I want to start a photo blog!

Have a great day!

Candy Minx said...

Thomma Lyn, howdy! Yes, even if I am not interested in the story, or her role...Meryl Streep is always amazing to see perform. I am glad you like my lists...I am very self-conscious about them. Wory they are too boring. is so hard to adjust my appetite. Basically, I just try to eat good food, lie salad and vegies with a little protein.

Nancy, I am going a little nuts...especially today. I've taken to writing down what I've eaten and how many calories, grams of fat and I am not too sure I am any fun to diet with ha ha! Although if I could handle the wine diet, maybe.

I had a glass of wine with lunch...experimenting with a wine and egg crash diet...but I got so drunk I couldn't do anything. It's hard to ahve a drink and starve yourself because I got feeling buzzed so quickly.

Ink Casualty said...

I say fuck the six pack and go get drunk and eat lot's of jalapeno poppers with extra sour'd look just fine in the Tomb Raider outfit, just don;t tell Stag I said that because I dunna wan 'im to throw his six pack at my haed.

Candy Minx said...

Ha ha ha thanks Ink Casualty...but really, I have gained a fair bit of weight lately...but I aprereciate the compliment thank you!

(I'm just feeling too sluggish to tolerate much)

I am going to have some wine tonight and maybe even jalepeno poppers...I've heard they are low carb!


Darla said...

You had to mention dieting. I was having all kinds of fun reading this post until I got to the dieting. LOL

It would have been fine, except right before I read it, my darling husband just informed me that he gained 10 pounds and lost 1% body fat over the past 6 months.

If I don't show up here next week, you'll know I succumbed to the temptation to strangle him. :)

I can't wait to get my package! That'll definitely cheer me up.

Joy Renee said...

I always love your lists Candy. Missed you last week!

love audrey hepburn and meryl streep both. in anything they do. haven't seen either of those tho.

re fashion. I'm doing laundry this morning which always forces me to see up close what rags we have. gads. if i had to start caring what someone thought about what i was wearing... i'd just have to curl up in bed and suck my thumb. replacing the wardrobe i lost when we lost our storage unit six years ago is not high on my priority list.

especially this week. tho i admit that if i never saw another ratty t-shirt and pair of sweat pants....

as for dieting. that will have to wait until i am the one in control of shopping, menu prep and meal prep. i have eliminated some big no-nos that i do have control over like sodas, peanut butter, margarine and cut back on a few others which is helping. i also need to find a safe place to walk. (see last weeks TT) i have hardly been out of my room let alone the house since the library closed two weeks ago.

anyway. my TT #29 is 13 things about my current situation stemming from my laptop power cord quitting on me last night.

cappy said...

got to say it, the first and last pics are of two of THE hottest women ever to walk the face of this little rock!
another good list!

Candy Minx said...

Joy, avoiding margerine and sodas is one of the most healthy choices we can make. And think of the money you'll save! Margerine is very dangerous, specially for the heart...but so many people got caught up in the modern urban myth of margerine is better that they have a hard time quitting.

Cappy, yes they are beauts ain't they. Thanks for stopping by...what is also interesting about both Hepburn and they tend to be enjoyed by both men and women...

L.M. said...

A little known fact about Audrey Hepburn is that the exquisite gazelle of a woman wore a woman's size 11 shoe. Salvatore Ferragamo custom made her shoes and put lifts inside the heels of her flats to give the illusion that they were shorter.

Candy Minx said...

Well, L.M. funny you should say that, because I was looking at the t top photo and her feet look huge! I was thinking of googling her shoe size, thanks. She has bigger feet than me!

Amy Ruttan said...

Oh man I understand that. I'm still trying to loose baby weight.

You know what movie has great fashions, Auntie Mame also Doris Day wore some gorgeous clothes.

Great list, missed you last week. HappyTT!

L.M. said...

If you haven't seen it, check out the 1959 film, The Best of Everything, the fashion is to die for, all that beautifully tailored New York office wear on the women! (god knows how those underpaid secretaries could afford those costumes, oh wait, I know)

Wylie Kinson said...

Another brilliant, well put together TT, Ms Minx. You're showing the rest of us up, you know :)

First, thanks for your terrific suggestions re my useless postcards. I'm going to be casually dropping them all over the darned place. And I'm glad I didn't put the blurb on the back, because with the stickers, I can tailor them to the 'market' in which I leave them!! "Need a break from housework and kids..." at playgroups, etc...
"Looking for an edgy read? Something you'll never find at Chapters..." at Starbucks IN Chapters (heheheh!)

Your TT is wonderful! Loved Mia in Gatsby and had no idea Lauren did the clothes. Audrey Hepburn was an icon no matter the movie, but Funny Face is a fave.

Stagg said...

Amy ruttan, you know for all the rep as a "goody two shoes" Doris Day was one hot babe with an amazing style and bod! I find her movies like comfort food.

L.M> I don't think I've seen that movie, I'll look for finding new old films.

Wylie, oh good I'm glad you can use those ideas. I put cards with friends in Vancouver, Conneticut, England to drop off for me. You never know who might show up.

cappy said...

"what is also interesting about both Hepburn and they tend to be enjoyed by both men and women..."

now thats a video i would pay to see! hepburn and jolie being enjoyed by women epsiode 1!

Candy Minx said...

Oops, that was me posting by accident under Stagg's name...he never logs out of his account and I never notice harumph!

Cappy, you're a bad bad boy...and I like that about you.

Gardenia said...

Loved this post - I also loved "Prada" - for many reasons - Croft - ah, that was awesome, the Jolie woman can carry the clothing - or lack of. I was just looking at posters of Sophia Loren - the 60's cat eyes - the hair, the clinging wet dress - oh, then there was Garbo and those elegant suits - of which I wish I had a whole closet of - sigh.

Red said...

So, I read this quote the other day, and it goes nicely with your point number 4.

Gwen Stefani: "I've always been on a diet, ever since I was in the sixth grade. It's an ongoing battle and it's a nightmare. But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make. And I'm very vain."

It's nice to know that we're not the only ones struggling, that these gorgeous popstars need to make an effort too, it's not always good genes.

Candy Minx said...

Gardenia, I love Loren...she looks good today too! She is a stunning woman. I love clothes...but did you know, I buy about 90 per cent recycled...alomost everything from second hand stores...except knickers!

It's funny, annie Hall is now like all the basic GAP clothes. I've never been in the door of a GAP store.

Red, that is a good quote. I was's sort of unfair or incorrect to say I'm on a diet right's more like I'm eating properly. and thats the's so easy to slip in weird snacks....and gain weight. I build my diet around vitamns in the food, count the fat and protein...calories are a minor aspect. I am actually eating quite a lot of food, but it's all very nutritious, and not fattening choices. Gwen Stefani rocks.

_z. said...

enjoyed reading your 13 points, although that was a lot of "fashion" for my taste :).

yes Annie Hall did change women's clothing for years...

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Tink said...

I love a man in a nice suit! If only I looked as good as Angelina in Lara's outfit... :-)
Thanks for visiting my collections TT!