Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Film Fashion: An Education

Ever since hearing about An Education, I have been wanting to see it. Last weekend, I finally had the chance to grab a copy of the movie, along with some very unhealthy snacks, and watched it with my best friend. Word on street has been that the storyline and fashion of this movie are equally thrilling, and the rumor was proven least in my opinion!

The movie follows the life of a young girl, named Jenny Millar (Carey Mulligan), who thinks she is missing out on life through her monotonous and seemingly boring days studying to get into Oxford. While going to the university has always been the dream and plan for Jenny and her parents, she is mostly ready to make decisions for herself and be a grown up. But a door into adulthood comes much sooner than expected when she meets an unlikely yet attractive man (Peter Sarsgaard) and his friends. As these new acquaintances and accompanying situations throw her for a loop, her wardrobe fittingly changes and shows her transformation from girl to woman.

In addition to telling an interesting story, An Education is filled with beautiful fashion. I especially adored the floral dresses worn by Jenny during the Paris segment. When I spent last Saturday at the mall with my mother, I kept gravitating toward dresses that looked very similar to those seen in the movie. So the movie obviously inspired me. 

Here are a couple of my own takes on 60s fashion, as seen in An Education:

1) Tweed Shift Dress by Michael Kors - $129.50 - Macy's or Bloomingdale's; 2) Cultured Pearl Earrings - $1,175 - Tiffany & Co; 3) Metallic Clutch - $52 -; 4) Vintage 60s Socialite Pumps - $32 - Revolving Styles
1) Bow Detail Cotton Dress - $117.90 - Nordstrom; 2) Retro Sunglasses - $5.80 - Forever 21; 3) Vintage Flower-Etched Pendant - $11 - In the Past; 4) Black Pumps - $69.99 - Dillard's; 5) Checkbook with Flap Purse - $18 - Urban Outfitters


* Note: Movie images via IMDB

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog. Love it. I Just bought Monet fabric on ebay for the Paris dress. Couldn't find the same one but very similar.