I recently saw 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever' directed by one of my all time favorite directors Vincente Minelli. ( Liza's dad for those of you who don't know) Minelli was known for his 'beautiful eye' and showcasing splendor in every frame. This was Barbra Streisand's third film and was a dream to watch her in contemporary designs by Arnold Scaasi and period costumes created by Cecil Beaton. Streisand plays a quirky chain smoker who seeks the help of a pychiatrist ( Yves Montand) to hypnotize and help her kick the habit, instead she reveals she's a 19th century courtesan in the English court who falls for a handsome playboy with no means. The vibrant fashions, opulent costumes and shots of 1970 New York City will blow you away.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm in love with Gwen Stefani's new 'Infallible Le Rouge' lip color commercial for L'oreal. As one of the new spokeswomen for this brand she definitely brings an edginess and a fresh new take on the classic red lipstick. I adore the art direction with the clean white seamless and her wardrobe, especially the vintage houndstooth Alaia jacket in the final shot.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Taking a cue from one of People's magazine's fashion segments I decided to play close attention and see which celeb likes to sport their fave accessory most often. I came up with fashion muse/model Chanel Iman who likes to wear her red patent leather Chanel 2.55 bag quite frequently. This fave accessory also kind of coincides with the name of her mother's shop, the The Red Bag Boutique in Culver City which offers a selection of vintage and new designer items.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Being a bonafide Cher fan all my life I made the effort to see 'Burlesque'. Aside from the weak plot and predictable storyline there were glittery costumes and upbeat musical numbers, overall it was entertaining but not earth shattering. My love for Cher though remains unchanged, so I wanted to head back to a time when Cher totally ruled and was unapologetically sexy. I found 'Bad Love', an early 80s disco track during her Casablanca Records days compiled by cherstyler.