LIFE, STYLE…FASHION (and all the joy in between).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oh how i love TCM :)

After a week of pattern making, coffee, sketching and more coffee I finally have the chance to sit back and enjoy a night of relaxation which includes checking emails, blogs and updating my own blog and for today's update I will share with you one of my loves..........(drumroll)....TCM. :)

I must admit that i am quite the couch potato and my favorite channel is TCM (Turner Classic Movies). After a long day my favorite thing to do is to come home, collapse on the couch with a coke, popcorn or some frosted flakes with almonds and watch a classic movie with NO interruptions, this is heaven for me.

This weekend i watched two excellent movies. The first movie, "Splendor in The Grass" is from the 1960s starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and it was based on a small town in the 1920s. It tells a story of love, sexual repression, oppression and ultimately manic-depression. For those of you who never saw this film, do add this to your movie night list. What is also interesting about this film is that it shows the varying views of sex and what it represented at such a time and how this as a result affected various teenagers.

That Warren Beatty was quite a looker back then!

I am a big sap for poems and quotes so my most memorable part of this move was when they asked Vivian Leigh what she thought of her love and she replied :

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind...

It was at that point that my box of tissues came in quite handy..."strength in what remains behind"...tears tears** ( i said i could be a sap)

The next classic i watched was the famous "Gone with the Wind". This is a historical epic film from the 1930s, its based on Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. This film is also known for its quotes and of course, I sat anxiously waiting for the memorable scene where Vivien Leigh collapsed to the ground, held the carrot to the sky and announced, "As God as my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"...(more tissues and tears**)

Another reason why i like to watch these classics is to analyze the costume design and the silhouette of the particular time period. Take these photos for example, stripes seem to be a continuous trend and how they made her sleeve in such a fan-like fashion is quite interesting. In the next photo she seems to have on a feathered dress that was in the 1930s, it is now 2011 and feathers are once again the biggest trend! It is so true what goes around comes around.

Now thats all folks for my TCM segment now for a bit of fashion, I was able to make it to happy hour before starting my assignments and i felt like going for a simple, chic look with a bit of va va voom, here was my result:

(this is my "take the picture already" face)

My inside piece is my personal bandeau blouse, as you all know i like to hold on to my remnants of fabric because they always come in handy. I realized i have loads of them so i have decided to make them into sexy blouses that can be worn inside a blazer or jacket or even on their own. I must say they will be perfect for summer!

These ciao bella booties i had for a while but i wanted to revamp them a bit so i added some tulle and finished it with frilled socks of course!

Blazer: Express; Shorts: Urban Outfitters & Bandeau Blouse: ASMI :)

Till Next time

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