Thursday, February 26, 2009



This year, the Oscars were quite interesting... I saw a lot of 1940's crossed with ethereal whimsical and fairy tale on this years carpet...

Point and Case 1

I loved loved loved Sarah Jessica Parker's gown! Miley Cyrus, however, meh... BUT Penelope Cruz wins this round!

I also saw a lot of structured gowns that kind of reminded me of 1920's architecture with the seams and lines of the gown... they were absolutely beautiful!

Point and Case 2

Evan Rachel Wood (second to the right) wins this one :D I absolutely love that color. Marisa Tomei's gown is stunning also, and, even though this picture doesn't do much justice to the color, which is Pearl grey, it's still remarkable! oh, and anne hathaway, GORGEOUS, as usual... I don't think I've seen her go wrong with a gown yet...

to be continued...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You Know You Were Born in the Wrong Century When...

1. You think Jeans are atrocious and you wish you could wear a full out dress
2. You think corsets are comfortable
3. You daydream about living in the (insert century here)
4. You get tired of sloppy, modern grammar
5. You like ONLY classical music
6. You know more about the fashion of (insert century here) then you do about modern fashion



"The Young Victoria" has fashions that a lot of Hollywood movies have not dealt with (with the exception of Jane Eyre, Nicholas Nickleby, Onegin) I don't know, I guess that a lot of big time directors don't like these fashions and they consider them to be, well, doubty OR their just aren't a lot of good stories set in the time. You always see Rococo and Regency all over the historical films but you don't see the Romantic Era much at all... The Young Victoria looks to be promising in it's costumes, so, I can't wait until it comes out!

You can watch the Trailer and see more fantastic costumes @

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Atrocious Hollywood Costuming Issue 1

Ok... What the shizzle is this? Please note that if you are going to set a movie in the eighteenth century, that the corsets flattened the breasts and pushed them up. Also, the hair is totally 60's... WHY?!

I think that historical films made in the 1950's-1970's had horrid costuming... They made the women's costumes to look like sexed up barbie doll clothes... Truly atrocious and they make me want to gouge my eyes out...

Monday, November 17, 2008


With gowns designed by Michael O'Conner, The Duchess is one film with costumes that are hard to forget. Set in the late eighteenth century, this movie displays beautiful chemise gowns, polanaises, marquises, etc. They appear to be historically accurate and are quite lavish, to say the least. It's an eyegasm fest for any historical fashion lover and if you can't keep yourself from drooling over all the silk and high hair, then, please, don't forget to bring a napkin.

The story begins with the young Miss Georgianna, our heroin, whose costume is a simple yet beautiful light blue silk Robe l'Anglaise, representing her youth and innocence. We see that as the film progresses her dresses and their colors begin to change, becoming more complicated and reflecting her maturity.

The gowns do reflect the simplistic and naturalist mood of English Rococo fashion, showing muted tones with playful pops of color or natural, airy material.

Investigate Further:
Costumer's Guide to The Duchess
YouTube "The Duchess- Costumes"
Behind the Scenes Video

Sunday, November 16, 2008


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