Monday, October 10, 2011

Water for Elephants: Costume design by Jacqueline West

I can't say I am too huge a fan of the film Water for Elephants. Not sure if I will ever truly embrace a flick with Mr 'Twilight' Pattinson in it. That being said, I will recommend it for viewing for the costumes alone. A divine feast for the eyes, the 1930's inspired satin's and sequins glow in the richly saturated cinematography. Costume designer, Jacqueline West is no stranger to period pieces and has been responsible for (among others) the Victorian garbs of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Georgian wardrobe of Quills and the evolving fashion of the last century in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she was nominated for an oscar.

What really stood out to me was Reese Witherspoon's character, Marlena, and her beyond fabulous circus costumes. They had an edge to them; incorporating cut-out designs, high buckled shoes and boots (a nod to today's fashion) and a mixture of delicate pale colours or cool, deep greys. Have to say, after watching this flick, I am itching to throw a little 30's circus chic into my wardrobe, that's for sure.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Triple J Unearthed Launch Party Perth

Resident DJ's

San Cisco Scarlette

Rosie Beaton and super producer Corynne

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Made By Bees: Ginger Vintage on the Street

Just found a lovely little blog post by fellow Perth blogger Jessica Mcleod - Made By Bees. I was tickled pink to see this particular street style post: the dress is a Ginger Fox vintage number, and, as a bonus, it's on a lovely friend of mine, Perrie Taylor. I adore stand-out vintage designs like this spunky red number. It's a fantastic example of 80's American vintage - bold and wonderfully crafted (sturdy, vibrant cotton). Vintage items like this are a challenge to wear sometimes, it takes a little extra thought towards how to style it and more importantly, a healthy dash of confidence. Well worth it when you end up in a head turning combo like our Miss Taylor's.