my style influences10/01/2012
Happy October! I'm so thrilled that we're finally in my favorite month, which means that I'm constantly filling my house with the smell of pumpkin spice! I feel optimistic about so much and look forward to warm-weather outfits most of all. I thought I'd share what some of my style influences are, which come from varied sources. I've simplified it into general categories that are the most influential to me:
Millie Lammoreaux & Pinky Rose in 3 Women. They have been influential to me since the mid 2000s, when I tried to get Millie's haircut innumerable times! It's also the reason why I obsess over the color yellow in garments. I love the shyness of Sissy Spacek's character and how she reflects it in her 50s style clothing, while Shelly Duvall maintains the coolest curled bob in film history.
Hitchcock's Women. Whether it's the lovely Grace Kelly or Tippi Hedren in the Birds, the women in Alfred Hitchcock's films are always stylish and complex. I suppose the wardrobe has more to do with Edith Head's garment designs, but his direction is irreplaceable.
The Perfect Silhouete
It can be unrealistically ornate or understated - but the "narrow waist" silhouette is my favorite, and I wear it time and time again. Aside from the fact that it's flattering, it also feels comfortable and it always looks good. Now if only I could find an occasion for the one above...
The School Uniform
I had to wear school uniforms for a short period (luckily or unluckily?) and never thought it would influence me in later years. I don't deliberately choose to wear something that makes me look like an infant, it just happens to be that way. I suppose it's the fact that it looks clean and proper while still being sweet. As these girls suggest, there's also an underlying sense of secrecy which I love as well.
Feminine Colors: Coral, Mustard Yellow & Pink
These colors in any use always make me swoon. If I look in my closet, I'll see a sprinkling of these warm tones throughout my entire wardrobe. I think it's the correlation between flowers and how the subtle hues feel very 70s to me. My favorite decade!
I rarely buy many accessories, but the kind that always interest me usually have some eye-catching feature. I'm mostly an introvert, so there's something contradictory about me selecting an item that sparkles or has soft velvet. Perhaps it's simply primal! I have so many more influences in film especially, or even characters in novels, but these are just a few that I can recall!
p.s. the winner of the giveaway was Nina M. Thank you all for entering and for your generous support! x