Thursday, May 15, 2008

Musette Movie Magic TAKE TWO!

Musette Takes Two by appreciating some of film's greatest female characters, and the outfits that made them.

Jeanne Moreau as Catherine in Jules et Jim 1962Irrational, manic and astoundingly beautiful, Jeanne Moreau's Catherine had both Jules and Jim wrapped around her little finger. In a love (triangle) story that spans decades, our leading lady takes center stage in perfectly French leisure wear, warm winter woollies, messy up-do's and heavily made-up eyes.

Dress like a woman who could control the mind of two men in timeless looks inspired by this French classic.

Clockwise from left:Lanvin flats, swing jacket by Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta jersey, 3.1 Phillip Lim striped sweater, Chanel No. 5 perfume, ribbed stockings by Missoni, Miu Miu pleated skirt, Prada platforms, Celine cropped trousers, Chanel liquid eyeliner.

Camilla Belle as Rose in The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005Set on a contemporary commune, Camilla Belle's Rose epitomizes the perfect modern day hippie. This nymph-like beauty frolics through her vast landscape in light cotton dresses, embroidered tops and worn-in jeans.

Become a clean, green flower child in effortless looks brought to us by Rose.

Clockwise from left:Michael Stars turquoise necklace, embroidered top from the Gap, Rosebud Salve lip balm, Topshop gladiator sandals, See by Chloe peasant dress, Acne jeans, Top by Anna Sui, Marc by Marc Jacobs moccasins

Mia Sara as Sloane in Ferris Buller's Day Off 1986She was the coolest girl in school, why else would Ferris risk everything to get her out of class? Mia Sara's Sloane was the on-screen heroine of the 80's in fringed leather, slouchy boots and a bad-girl attitude to match.

Recapture all that was fabulous about Sloane in an 80's inspired outfit. Add accents of pale pink and a touch of hairspray to top it all off.

Clockwise from left: Prada Hobo bag, Fekkai hairspray, Rick Owens leather jacket, grey sweatshirt from Dorothy Perkins, Marc Jacobs boots, Sunglasses by Luella, Chanel nail polishes, 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts, Chanel lipstick

Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge in The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999Set against an ideal backdrop of 1950's Italy, The Talented Mr. Ripley mastered glamorous vintage style, particularly with Paltrow as the gorgeous Marge Sherwood. Marge's all-American summer style features looks that are just as relevant today.

Cinch your waist, tie a scarf in your hair, and honour everything you love about Dickie Greenleaf's one true love.

Clockwise from left: OPI nail polish, Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater dress, Banana Republic bikini, scarf by Diane von Furstenberg, Burberry shirt, Mary Jane flats, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel skirt, Mulberry Bayswater bag, hair clips by Dorothy Perkins, wedges by Prada

Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte in Lost in Translation 200
3Scarlett Johansson's Charlotte made being an angst-ridden newlywed look pretty good. In a wardrobe provided mainly by Sophia Coppolla's pal Marc Jacobs, Charlotte explores Tokyo by getting back to the very best of basics.

Keep it simple in items that are classic, comfortable and travel-ready.

Clockwise from left: Marc by Marc Jacobs wool jacket, Acne jeans, fine knit cardigan by Miu Miu, Marc by Marc Jacobs umbrella, trousers by Calvin Klein, Marni flats, Thomas Maier cashmere sweater, Scarf by McQ, Converse sneakers