Friday, March 21, 2014

Cinema Style: His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (full review here) is a hilarious romcom romp, where a woman desires to leave behind her hectic job as a journalist for the peace world of marriage- or does she? Her ex-boss (and ex-husband!) is sure he knows the really answer. Can the story of a lifetime make her see the light? Cinema Style: His Girl Friday
Dress, Shoes (Similar Here), Cape (Similar Here), Purse

Rosalind Russell starred opposite Cary Grant for this high-paced flick. It was so high-paced in fact, she really only had two outfits. Both incorperated bold, loud stripes, to help emphasize her busy, high-paced ways and her confusion as to what she really wants. Well, and stripes are always in fashion. The above outfit mimics the way Russell wears stripes moving in many different directions, and these shoes keep things fashionable but still work-ready.



For a second outfit, stripes are once again in high play. To keep Russell's stripes but not let things get too busy, mix up the stripe width by pairing the thin stripes of this blazer with the thick, horizontal ones of the skirt. Further break up the stripes by adding a business-like shirt and vest combo under the vest. It will also highlight the idea of a women in a man's world, once again being just like Russell. Add a bit of tongue and cheek fun with the glasses bangle and heart-print tights.
Cinema Style: His Girl Friday
Shoes, Tights, Skirt, Shirt, Vest, Blazer, Bangle

11 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the striped vest! The striped coat is a little too intense for me... But what a good analysis of the movie symbolism!

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    1. Haha- I think the all stripe is a bit much too, but very much the style in the films.

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  2. You nailed her style from the movie but with a modern spin! Love the striped skirt!

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  3. Oooh I've actually never seen this, I love the cape coat so much!
    Have a great weekend :)
    xo Hannah

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    1. You should see it- I think you'll really enjoy it Hannah.

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  4. She really does wear a lot of stripes, doesn't she? haha! this was the first movie i've ever seen with cary grant and i kept chuckling at how rapid fire everyone spoke. it's definitely one of my favorites. I absolutely LOVE the second outfit. I didn't think I'd ever be into opposite stripe outfits, but something about that one is so chic. Awesome set :)

    Also, thank you for all your AMAZING feedback on my blog lately- I really, really appreciate it!

    xo Marlen
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    1. I love how rapid paced they are, and it was interesting to find out that they were the first film to ever do overlapping dialogue, which is part of what made things so quick.

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  5. Okay I need to see this just to see that she only wears 2 outfits the whole movie! LOL All of her tight stripes in black and white are hypnotizing. Sounds like snappy dialogue.

    I chose that same striped dress for a polyvore set. I love it. I just wish it were a knit.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Can I tell you how much I LOVE this movie! When I was a child, I think I was convinced that I would marry Cary Grant someday, hehe. I always really loved that stripe hat she wore - my kind of gal :). The pieces you put together here are the perfect modern take of Rosalind Russell's wardrobe in the movie.

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  7. That striped skirt is pretty fabulous! I haven't watched this one yet, but like Suzanne I feel like I need to watch it just to be certain about the two outfits!

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