Just a Bit Modern and Dated

If you've been an avid reader of Fashion Tales, then you're certainly no stranger to my passion for period garments and historical threads. Lately, I have been watching old movies when I have down time, which to say the least is quite infrequent, but thoroughly enjoyable when granted. I love observing the details that go into what a character wears for any film.

From black and white classics to specific '40s influential films with an underlining fashion focus, the list is almost endless for inspiration. I started with an early viewing first course of Eldorado (1921) and Roberta (1935), then viewed Now, Voyager (1942) as a main course, and finished with a glam treat of Cover Girl (1944), amongst many others that week.

The more films that I viewed, the categories loved seemed to eclectically grow ... There was your black comedy, dramatic costume influence, and undeniable romance, yet cinematography would also make its way into the shelf of appreciation. A couple friends of mine allowed me to carry-on some of their favourite films that I had not seen, so it was even more thrilling!
     

All of these inspiring moments lead me to my presentation work outfit sans the hat. I tend to wear all black for some reason on days like this, not always, but most of the time.

The look: I decided to add a touch of modern accessories, my favourite retro hat, and a crepe and silk ruffled maxi-skirt that I made a long time ago to pair with this striped shirt. The brooch-styled ruffle DIY at the neck was then thrown into the mix for the (personal) cherry topping to the outfit! Here are the side snap shots:
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I suppose this expression (above) may have been ignited by my pounding headache during that moment, but it was transitory and faded within a reasonable time frame. Perhaps I was also channeling a silent film of some sort. The mental caption read: "This awful headache! Oh, thank the heavens ... right, well at least I wore these comfortable heels!"

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The goods: Shirt-c/o Oasap, Necklace-gifted, Metal belt-F21, Heels-Seychelles, Neck ruff-DIY,, Silk skirt-Ladyofashion, Bucket hat-scored at a random boutique, Bird and Elephant Ring-Urban Outfitters and Love Culture.

Do you have a favourite silent film or fashion film from the '20s, '30s, or '40s?



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58 comments

  1. I seriously love that shirt, it's so cool, and you look great as always :)

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  2. francesca romana capizzi08 September, 2012

    I am totally in love with that shirt! I really like this movie inspired outfit!! That hat looks great on you!!
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  3. RedTagChicLosAngeles08 September, 2012

    That SKIRT is truly the loveliest....flirty, fun & chic!!

    REBECCA
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  4. i always have problems with silent films because i focus so much on the noise in movies. but i LOVE older black and white films with sound :D. this shirt is really cute on you - and your hat is adorable! even your out take photo are perfect

    <3 katherine
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  5. Great shirt and hat :)

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  6. Amazing look!
    Love the striped shirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. The rings are great. Love the visual interest even in a simple color scheme...

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  8. Hi sweetie, thank you for your kind comment. I love this look, the way you have combined vintage-y styling and inspired pieces with the more modern ones, this comes together beautifull, I especially love the touch of your hat!

    I am not the biggest fan of black and white movies but don't get me wrong I do appreciate everything about them, I just dont overally enjoy them, probably because my dad used to make us watch them. I am more of a 50's & 60's film girl when it comes older films :)

    Take care and hope you are having a lovely weekend,

    Daniella xox

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  9. Thanks so much Daniella! Yes, as for silent films and black and white films they aren't for everyone.Though, love them my brother didn't really like them growing up either. :) Happy weekend dear.  xx

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  10. Hi Alexandria,
    Thank you for the lovely comment.  Enjoy your w/e.

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  11. Sam Frills and Thrills08 September, 2012

    Hi dear, your style is fabulous and always evolving, love how you put this ultra adorable look together, the hat is too cute!

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  12.  lol, I tend to watch most silent films in the comforts of my home. Thanks so much for your sweet comments Katherine! xx

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  13. Fashion Imperative09 September, 2012

    Love your rings!


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  14. Ittakes2tofashion09 September, 2012

    stunning outfit!

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  15. Soooooooooooooo wonderful, my dear Madison.
    You haven´t got a PIN IT button, so I could pin you.
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  16. great outfit! ;)
    i love the hat. it makes all the difference from everyday chic to retro fab!

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  17. Gah! How awesome are your accessories?! The rings, the belt...I love!  :)

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  18. AMAZING shirt! And great outfit
    X

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  19. Such a beautiful outfit !!! Love the skirt, looks fab!

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  20. Beautiful outfit!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  21. There is so much in this post that I am in LOVE with!
    The hat, the shirt -what a bold statement?! Just adore the little touches to the outfit, you look fantastic girl!

    I love all the old school black and white movies, especially musicals. 

    Great post!
    x.o.x.o

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  22. Thanks so much Sam for your lovely comment. Yes, my style is definitely always evolving, but still me! I love hats as you know! -xx Hope your wkd. was great!xx

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  23. great accessories! the details are amazing.


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  24. vogue_or_bust09 September, 2012

    That belt totally brings together the look, love it!

    Alex xo

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  25. such a cute belt!
    xo
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  26. Thechicsheet.net10 September, 2012

    Cool belt!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  27. Fifth n Sixth10 September, 2012

    You look great, I like your accessories..
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  28. I think the oldest movie I've ever sen is Double Indemnity, I've never seen a silent film.  

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  29. I like the way you styled this look! The belt is super cute!

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  30. so stylish babe...loving your belt and all your rings xx

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  31. I love the black and white - and the hat and belt are just amazing -you look gorgeous!

    XO
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  32. I've not watched a silent film in so long.

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  33. rad! it's all in the details <3

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  34. Trustyourstyle10 September, 2012

    Love your black and white shots, they have such a vintage feel!
    xo Mary Jo

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  35. I love the vintage feel of your look! Old movies can really be the best inspiration :)

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  36. Beautiful! Such a quirky and classic look :) I'd have to say one of my fave films from the 40s would be the philadelphia story, Katharine Hepburn - what a stunner! and her clothes there <3

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  37. Sick by Trend10 September, 2012

    Gorgeous outfit :)

    xx
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  38. Love elephant ring.
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  39. miss Margaret Cruzemark10 September, 2012

    You have manage to make
    my heart beats like crazy seeing these amazing pics with these uber cool
    clothes and shoes you are wearing!!!


    Best Regards


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  41. I love mixing old with new items. I think the end result is eclectic and very unique. I am totally gushing over that belt and hat!

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  42. This is just too adorable for words. The hat, the belt, such great details indeed.
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  43. I ADORE vertical stripe tops! You look amazing. 

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  44. The Dainty Dolls House11 September, 2012

    Lo ve love love :) x

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  45. Thanks dear, I really appreciate it!  Have a smashing week!

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  46. Hi Rahel!
    Yes, I loved the Philadelphia Story as well, that was one of my choices, but I had to edit my selections, lol. Thanks for your comment. Have a great week.

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  47. Thank you very much! That's such a sweet comment. -xo

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  48. Whitney Cosgrave11 September, 2012

    so cute! I love this look. 

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  49. oranges_and_apples12 September, 2012

    love this!

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  50.  Thank you Lena. I adore hats!

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  51. Yes, it definitely provided much inspiration for me. Thank you. xo

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  52. Joanna roars15 September, 2012

    Wow You look fabulous here in this unique, classic style and a hat! Love it! 

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  53. The fashion of today is varied. Streetwear is a common style that most of the younger generations use.

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