This week on the blog we re-visit a few of our favourite films, which feature incredible outfits and unique style - congratulations to the wardrobe designers/stylists on these ones, we salut you! While you have all this time at home, why not experiment with your personal style - take notes in front of the mirror; get out all your fabulous outfits, re-invent old favourites by getting a little D.I.Y….time is on our side at the moment, and what better way to while away the hours than getting inspired and giving yourself a little TLC?
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Created in the heat of the 1980’s this film is heaven in terms of ribbons, bows, shoulder pads and plaids! The film follows teenager Veronica Sawyer, who is trying to participate in the clique at the Westerburg High School - the Heathers, which consist of three girls named Heather; Heather Duke, Heather McNamara and Heather Chandler. Veronica joins the clique and supports their nasty and shallow behaviour, just aiming to be a popular student. One day, the newcomer in town Jason Dean starts dating Veronica and he questions her relationship with the Heathers. J.D says they should teach Heather Chandler a lesson by making her drink drain cleaner. This isn’t a typical high school romance, or display of teenage angst. It’s a dark twisted comedy of sorts and will suit anyone that loves drama and 80’s fashion.
Watch trailer here
The Fifth Element, 1997
Costumes by the one and only Jean Paul Gaultier make this futuristic science fiction film a little more enticing for those who aren’t usually into the genre. The film is set in the twenty-third century where the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. An action packed film for a diverse audience, with a little bit of romance thrown in and a lot of inspiring content!
Go watch now! Trailer here
Jaffas, Cola & Liqueurs
Lost In Translation, 2003
The film centres on two characters - a lonely, ageing movie star named Bob Harris and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte, who meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely, but is meaningful to each of them. A pop culture classic, Lost In Translation is set in a hotel - maybe a little too close to home for some at this current time, but a heart-felt bittersweet tale nonetheless of how two people can come together, find companionship in difficult times of their lives.
Watch the trailer here
Whisky and ice cream
Ghost World, 2001
The film is about a friendship between two devious teenage girls. Their only plan after high school is moving in together - they seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. A superbly angsty film for those who love dry humour and niche 90’s fashion.
Watch the trailer here
Chips and beer, and maybe chocolate
Words by Gussie Vinall Richardson
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