Fashionable Films— A Series.
As you all know, I find inspiration from films all the time. I fall in love with a character, a scene, a mood, and I translate it into what I have in my closet or what I’m looking for on my next shopping adventure. Here is the beginning of another month-long series of Fashionable Films. This week, I give you Midnight in Paris.
Rachel McAdams plays Inez, an unequivocally driven, somewhat bossy fiancee of Owen Wilson’s character, Gil— who is quite the opposite. What I loved about this film were the juxtapositions of modern day simplicity worn by Inez and her friends, compared with the beaded, bedazzled gowns of The Golden Age girls you see after Midnight when Gil ventures out into the City of Light.
I think the costume designers portrayed the “uniform” of an American traveling in Europe quite well— simple t-shirts, jeans, belted dresses, signature sunglasses, and a great throw-over-everything jacket. Most often, we look and feel our best when we are wearing clothes that fit well, require little effort to put on, and remain inelaborate and modest. I’ve returned to this strategy of American simplicity, and I must say, I’ve had many more “I really like my outfit” days.
(Quote & photos from IMDB.)