Image courtesy of British Vogue
I can’t quite convey how excited I am to see this movie. Coco Chanel is one of (in my opinion) the most interesting figures in fashion’s long and colorful history. And I think Audrey Tautou is an excellent choice for the lead role.
Though it opened in France back in April, British Vogue lists a US release date of July 31 “in select cities” but somehow I’m doubtful that Raleigh will be on that list. So I guess I’ll just have to wait for the DVD release. In the meantime, I suppose this slideshow of the costumes will help to fill the void in my heart and the hearts of my fellow “small market” fashionistas.
Today is the day. Confessions of a Shopaholic opens in theaters everywhere. I, for one will be there. Mainly because I’m a sucker for a chick flick with outrageous clothes. It also doesn’t hurt that Isla Fisher is playing Ms. Shopaholic herself – Becky Bloomwood. I think Isla Fisher is the bees knees.
Not to mention my very good friend Beth is flying into Raleigh today for a visit and we sho’ do love to go to the movies together. I even flew all the way over from London to New York to go to the opening of the Sex and the City movie with her. It’s kind of our thing. (I’ve already emailed her to say that as soon as a release date is announced for the SATC sequel, I’m booking my flight.)
I have to be honest though, I’m just a titch concerned about just how out of control Becky’s outfits will be. We’ve all seen the trailers on tv and photo stills from the set and I think Patricia Field just may have….well, overdone it. Just a tad. (Okay, a lot.) Carrie Bradshaw’s most ridiculous getups have nothing on this. As Tim Gunn might say “This is a lot of look. I’m worried.”
In other news…
Today New York Fashion Week kicks off proper. It should be an interesting season since so many designers have already set expectations that shows won’t be as lavish as they were in years past. Not to mention a slew have opted out altogether, instead holding private viewings for buyers and editors in their showrooms. (Thanks a lot, economy.) Nonetheless, I can’t wait to see what comes down the runway!