This weekend I caught up on some excellent classic movie watching. Plus some shopping time in the city centre where I was pleasantly surprised with what was on offer. A few hours wandering in the sunshine, nipping into shops, ending with a manic run to catch my train home!
The Notebook, I cannot believe I haven't seen this film before! I was hooked from the opening scene, the casting and on screen passion is phenomenal! The film itself looks absolutely lovely too, I just couldn't take my eyes off Rachel McAdams costumes, her style, mannerisms and little finishing touches throughout this movie are really what made it for me. The onscreen chemistry of the two lovers is electric to watch, all surrounded within the hot summer of 1940s America.
The second film I watched was Karate Kid 2, set in Japan. This was my favourite scene, I just loved the styles of both characters, the little messy pinned up hair, 50s full skirt, ankle socks with flats and cute silk blouses with simple dainty round collars. As the two run out onto the street, escaping the evil clutches of the Japanese bullies, the bright neon night lights of 80s Japan are revealed. Jumping in the get away car, the two take flight!
Shops that impressed me in the style stakes this weekend included; Cath Kidston, Jaeger Boutique and Jigsaw. The new range from Cath Kidson features some lovely little blouses and knits for autumn/winter. At Jigsaw I am hooked on the Cabbages & Roses collection. With a few little bits left in the sale, their pieces are always interesting shapes, using soft lovely materials.
As I began to think about styles for this winter, I could see some great influences for CC vintage...