Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What I Wore: Captured on Film

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What I Wore: Sweater (Similar Here), Pants (59th St. via Yesstyle.com; Similar Here), Shoes (Old; Similar Here), Pearls (Vintage; Similar Here), Coat (Etsy; Similar Here)


This outfit was actually chosen for its ease and connivence, but once it was on, the utter Audrey-ness of it was inescapable. How Funny Face-d I was!  Without even thinking about it, the movies had once again influenced what I was wearing.

If you read Never Fully Dressed at all, you've probably already been long aware that I love films. I also really love to talk about films. I love people talking about films. Which is probably why I'm sitting here watching the fantastic documentary These Amazing Shadows: Movies That Make America. It is discussing the National Film Registry and how they pick films that are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant works for preservation in the Library of Congress. From Citizen Kane to Michael Jackson's Thriller (added in 1983 and 2009 respectively), looking at how and why these films have shaped us culturally, why they are worth considering as art is fascinating. Do we love To Kill a Mockingbird because of the father we want, the message it brings or the way it acted as a barometer for that time?

The emotions, the reactions of these people to the films- the ones they have just discovered through the nomination process, or those films that they saw that took them into the movie industry- is moving and gorgeous. The way they talk about the ideas behind these films (films that are pure entertainment versus ones that are that but also something more) makes you think. They all contain something for the viewer to experience, perhaps things that cannot be experienced any other way beyond watching them. And these are not just Hollywood films on the Registry. There is animation, shorts, newsreels, music videos, documentaries- even home videos.

What are films that are your favorites? That moved you or changed you?

P.S. Did you know you can nominate films for the National Film Registry?

16 comments:

  1. Nice coat! xx

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  2. I love the classic black outfit and that awesome coat really makes it!
    xo Hannah

    http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    http://thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  3. I love You've Got Mail, Sabrina, Slumdog Millionaire, The Family Stone, Bringing Up Baby, It Happened One Night. All so good! -Danyon

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  4. What a lovely outfit Kristian! I love your all black ensemble :) I love movies like Good Will Hunting, but can also really enjoy a light comedy :-) xo

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    1. I have never seen Good Will Hunting the whole way through. Will have to do that.

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  5. The coat is fantastic! The buttons down the sides and wrists along with the pleats in the back! Love! The slightly reflective pants are perfect for this black on black look!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  6. Oh my gosh, you nailed it, the Audrey look. That is exactly what I thought when I saw the first photo!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  7. Yep, I agree - you nailed the Audrey look here! Before I even scrolled down to read what you wrote - Audrey Hepburn was my first thought :-). It's a Wonderful Life and The Sound of Music are my two favorite movies!

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    1. Oh! I'm reviewing It's a Wonderful Life in December. So funny, I had never seen it till last year and it is so full of emotion (and very romantic).

      And I love the Sound of Music too! Who doesn't adore Julie Andrews?

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  8. This is such a wonderful all black look, you are definitely channeling Audrey!! I love how interesting all black can seem!!
    xJennaD

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  9. Kristian, I just laughed out loud because when I saw the first picture, I IMMEDIATELY thought of that scene in Funny Face... and then I realized you had, too! I love this look on you - the pants and shoes, especially! And that coat is awesome. You look great :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  10. I think the best films are the ones that touch your heart and make you think at the same time. Sure they are entertaining but at the same time I want to feel something and maybe learn something.

    My favourite film is Up! I'm a sucker for animated films because they often have the best stories, a real moral, and since I'm an artist they are visually inspiring. Also 80% of the time they can make me cry.

    Your film inspired looks lately have been killing it.

    I'm still stuck on Bonnie and Clyde. I need to recreate that look.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. Oh, this post excites me! Haha. You look wonderful and I definitely feel the Audrey-vibe! I've seen almost all of her movies, but not Funny Face despite how popular it is. I have to admit, Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde - I love the fashion in that!

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    1. I had very mixed feelings about Funny Face (I actually reviewed it here http://www.withoutastyle.com/2013/03/film-flick-funny-face.html). Gorgeous scenes filmed by a famous photographer of the time, but unlikable heroine. I LOVE the fashion in Bonnie and Clyde too (as is probably obvious!)

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  12. nice outfit! I always love all black looks, so chic

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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