You know those times you leave a movie theater thinking, "she looked absolutely amazing" then you start thinking about how you can dress like her, act like her, become her? Not really? Tough crowd... Alright, I'm talking about those Diane Keaton in Annie Hall Menswear moments. Or more recently Kiera Knightly (ugh) in Atonement Green Dress moments. Ah, get it now? These are a few of those times I have been absolutely blown away by the style of cinema characters. Not your typical Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffanys moments, but hey, I have a certain taste in movies as well as clothes:
1. Briget Van Hammersmark played by Diane Kruger in Inglourious Basterds.
Maybe it's the scene. Maybe it's Diane, but there is something so heart-pounding, detailed and thoughtful about this outfit. The hat with a feather, the shirt and it's ruffled collar, those earrings, the tweed and those shoes that lead to her inevitable murder. Makes you really want to be a German war spy actress who likes to drink, smoke and order at restaurants.
2. Mirtha Jung played by Penelope Cruz in Blow.
No one can pull off crazy but sexy Columbian drug lord wife like Penelope Cruz. Her character makes me want to dress in long gowns on a daily basis. Bonus points for her fur coat when she visits George in jail, and the unforgettable track suit outfit she wears towards the end of the movie.
3. Diane played by Kelly MacDonald in Trainspotting.
This one outfit and this one scene is enough to make me go out and buy a sequined dress. I'll skip on the events that happen afterwards.
4. Mia Wallace played by Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.
Here's another 90's classic moment, probably my favorite of all time. Mostly because this look alone proves that trends in fashion always come and go, and really in the long run: everything is in fashion. For example this hair. Guess what? That bang trend I jumped on in '07 wasn't really new after all. I still like to get my nails painted in Chanel Vamp. Oh, and remember Spring '11's so called "comeback" of the white shirt and Gap's white shirt campaign in '07 (thus proving the 4-year-fashion-trend-theory)? Puhlease, when has a white shirt never been a classic? Thank you Uma Thurman for inspiring my entire life! By the look I mean, not her character. (Right.)
5. Alice played by Natalie Portman in Closer.
This is how the pink wing stripper look is properly done, Nicki Minaj.
6. Arthur played by Joseph Gorden-Levitt in Inception.
So this is a dude. And I don't really post about dude's fashions, not for any particular reason, I just usually don't. Anyway, we all know Arthur was the star of this movie. When he took off his suit jacket to fight the intruder in that moving hallway, I wanted to be him. Yes, me... as him... fighting people in a hallway. He looked THAT good doing it. Also throughout the movie he had slicked back long hair. So not my style, but on Arthur? Anything works.
7. Clementine Kruczynski played by Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Back in high school, I tried to dye my hair in every possible Manic Panic combination. Unsuccessfully I should add. But Kate Winslet? Always successful. At everything. Why does she have to be so good all the time? And she works in a bookstore?! Let's trade lives then go back to erase that we traded lives. Done.
8. Mona Lisa Vito played by Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny.
The winner of them all!!! I can only explain through the photos and the video. Greatest outfit ever.
I hope the next time you watch a movie you are inspired as much as I am!