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Movie Fashion Inspiration: To Catch A Thief

Welcome to the second installation of the Movie Fashion Inspiration series. Did you miss out on the first post? Check out one of my favorite movies of all time – Movie Fashion Inspiration: Charade.

While my personal style may be geared more towards Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O on a day-to-day basis – Think Capri pants, trench coats & oversized sunglasses – I was a huge fan of Grace Kelly growing up.

So much so, that for my 6th grade wax museum – Much to mother’s dismay – I chose to dress up as Grace Kelly from To Catch A Thief for my project. Layered chiffon floor-length vintage dress, elbow-length satin gloves, and a tiara.

I was an odd child.

Fashion Movie Inspiration Retro Style Hitchcock To Catch A Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Monaco Fashion

This movie takes place in Monaco and the costuming is a sumptuous array of sweeping floor-length gowns, stylish suits, and luxurious jewels.

Fashion Movie Inspiration Retro Style Hitchcock To Catch A Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Monaco Fashion

The only thing that could be more beautiful than the clothing and accessories in this movie is the gorgeous scenery. It’s just breathtaking.

Fashion Movie Inspiration Retro Style Hitchcock To Catch A Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Monaco Fashion

In my opinion Cary Grant is the ultimate in menswear – Impeccably cut suits and timeless accessories like fedoras and ascots are the way to go as far as I’m concerned.

Fashion Movie Inspiration Retro Style Hitchcock To Catch A Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Monaco Fashion

This is the epitome of the word ‘classic.’ Whenever I get dressed for a formal event Grace Kelly comes to mind – She’s my go-to inspiration when it comes to gala style.

{Images from Retro Realness}

What’s YOUR movie fashion inspiration?

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Fashion Inspiration

I’ve always loved and been drawn to visual inspiration. I adore moodboards, have been clipping pictures from magazines for YEARS, and was immediately sucked into the never-ending vortex that is Pinterest when the social media juggernaut first arrived on the scene.

Fashion – Like History – Always repeats itself. Trends come back around, colors & silhouettes come back en vogue, design houses rebrand and relaunch, fabrics & materials become popular again years after their initial heyday…

Looking back at old editorials, ad campaigns, and photography is a great way to keep your personal style fresh and stay inspired. It’ll give you a fun new perspective and allow you to give your looks an original, personal twist.

Continue for some of my current fashion inspirations…

Fashion Inspiration Retro Vintage Magazine Editorial Supermodels San Francisco Fashion Blogger Actresses Liz Taylor Grace Kelly

The prints, the silhouettes, the gloves, the heels, the bags, the scarves… Utter perfection!

Fashion Inspiration Retro Vintage Magazine Editorial Supermodels Linda Evangelista San Francisco Fashion Blogger

Supers doing what they do best – Being super fabulous!

Fashion Inspiration Retro Vintage Magazine Editorial Supermodels San Francisco Fashion Blogger Lana Del Rey

 Defining a new age of fashion, music, and self-representation by perfectly blending a retro vibe with a modern edge

Fashion Inspiration Retro Vintage Magazine Editorial Supermodels San Francisco Fashion Blogger Twiggy Mod 60s

Everything about this is back in style today – Printed shift dresses, opaque tights, cute flats, exaggerated eye make-up…

Fashion Inspiration Retro Vintage Magazine Editorial Supermodels San Francisco Fashion Blogger Kate Moss Burberry

One of my all time favorite campaigns – Such an amazing fit. Just as relevant to fashion today as it was when it was originally published. That’s the very definition of classic!

{Images from Pinterest}

What inspires YOUR style?

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Fashion Inspiration

Fashion isn’t just about what you wear, what goes on your body. It’s truly an expression of yourself that extends beyond your clothes.

“Fashion is everything. Art, music, furniture design, graphic design, hair, makeup, architecture, the way cars look – all those things go together to make a moment in time.”  – Tom Ford

And just as fashion isn’t limited to the cloth that we wrap ourselves in, inspiration can also be found in many forms.

I began clipping pictures from magazines as a pre-adolescent, not necessarily fashion inspiration per se, just pictures that caught my attention, things that I found eye-catching, or memorable, or mesmerizing.

As I became interested in fashion however, my clipping habits became more focused. And while I don’t confine myself to photographs of clothing and accessories, I’ve found that my love of fashion gives this activity more direction and purpose. I’ve found that even without context, pictures can serve a creative function.

They excite. They encourage. They inspire.

The beauty and artistry captured by a photographer can be moving, regardless of the medium. Advertisements, promotional materials, editorials, art, beauty, home decor…

I’ve found that by keeping these images available to myself I can stay out of a fashion rut. They provide new ideas and inspiration, get my creative juices flowing, and motivate me to grow and evolved sartorially. I highly recommend creating and maintaining a Look Book, a collection of images that make you smile, that invigorate you, that make you push your boundaries.

Whether it’s a physical book filled with clippings like mine are, or Boards on Pinterest, this is a great creative and inspirational outlet. Keeping pictures of looks that you like, styles that call to you, photos that take your breath away, can all be great tools to keep your approach to fashion fresh and interesting.

What’s YOUR favorite way to get inspired?

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