Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fashion Is For The Birds

I was looking through dresses on style.com for perfect "midi-length" inspirations (hemlines ending mid-calf) and came across this Wes Gordon dress from his Spring 2011 collection:

Image from style.com

I don't know why I fixated on the retro inspiration and relatively simple design, but then I realized it reminded me of the famous dress Tippi Hedren wore in The Birds (as modeled by Barbie):

(This is modeled by Barbie because the real images are too creepy to look at for any length of time!)

So no coat, but the green! the length! the pumps! Maybe it's just me?

In any case, I think the old movies I watched as a child influenced my taste in fashion tremendously. I wonder if a lot of my love for simple silhouettes and elegant draping were inspired by Grace Kelly's wardrobe in To Catch A Thief:

Grace is a style icon for SO many other reasons, but I will leave that for a future post ;)

Do you ever find yourself paying more attention to a movie's wardrobe than the plot? Have any movies inspired your style?


  1. I totally know what you mean...I find myself not even paying attention story sometimes! My mom made us watch all kinds of old movies when we were kids that had incredible fashion. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, all the Shirley Temple movies,Some Like It Hot and so many more!

  2. That Grace Kelly dress is KILLER. She always looked so stunning and very chic. I frequently watch the clothes more than the movie -- bad? I think NOT.
    xo Josie

  3. Gorgeous!! This might be a weak example, but I love Amanda Peet's laid back looks in A Lot Like Love. I bought the movie and watch it over and over to check her style. Same w/SATC which is cliche, but true. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!


  4. I am OBSESSED with Grace Kelly's TCAT wardrobe! Her Grecian inspired frocks are simply to die for! xo style, she wrote

  5. I just watched a bunch of Grace Kelly movies.. can't really remember her wardorbe in TCAT though. The Birds is one of my favorites, I feel like I'm living the movie right now with the influx of birds down here that flew south for the winter!!!