Monday, October 26, 2009

Easy Virtue = Easy on the Eyes and Ears

Speaking of trousers, I can't stop drooling over Jessica Biel's fabulous pants in Easy Virtue, which is a really adorable and humorous flick (based on a Noel Coward play). In fact, her whole look (minus the fur jacket, as gorgeous as it is), *really* speaks to me on a number of levels and really is a reflection of what I consider my ideal vintage style.







Music I'm Listening To: Easy Virtue Orchestra featuring Ben Barnes (the soundtrack version of "Sexbomb" played during the fox hunt scene made me laugh out loud)

Not to digress, but it's funny how much I've learned about myself and my tastes through blogging....and ironically, it's funny how much of what I've learned has actually been a re-learning of what I have already known for quite some time: in a sea of fabulously frocked vintage-loving ladies with flowing curls, the looks that most reflect my personality, taste, etc, and that best suit my body type/features and my active lifestyle almost always must involve tailoring, especially when it comes to jackets, blouses that have darts/structure, skirts that do not go too far above the knee, and trousers that are flared or wide-legged. Of course, what makes these looks for me is the fact that the more "masculine" or streamlined elements of the jacket and trousers and any possible severity of shorter hair are softened with soft curls, gorgeous make-up, earrings. Ooh, I mustn't forget that hat (as you shall soon see in future posts, I'm obsessed with cloches again, just as I was when I first had a haircut similar to the one I have now about 10 years ago). I'm not surprised I'm in love with these clothes. I see a lot of Coco Chanel's influence on the costuming here and I have been in love with Coco Chanel's fashion philosophies/aesthetics for a long time.

16 comments:

reilly said...

I just watched this the other day, it was wonderful! Jessica Biel looked really great.

Charleybrown said...

Hi Frivolous Flapper!
I came to see your blog! Cool fashion finds! I've yet to see Easy Virtue or Miss Pettigrew but they're on my list!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

That movie looks great, just for enjoying the fashion alone. For some reason I really don't like Jessica Biel, but the movie still looks well worth a viewing ;)

Bella said...

I just love the looks - so elegant and timeless and fabulous.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I just loved that movie, I laughed too with the sexbomb part.

The outfits were gorgeous!
xoxo

FrivolousFlapper said...

I know what you mean about being a little "iffy" where Jessica Biel is concerned, Lizzy; still, I thought she carried off the look quite well!

Maggi said...

These costumes are just stunning!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE these classic looks!

Mrs. Bee said...

I agree, I have found so much information and inspiration on vintage dressing, style, ect., from blogging! So much fun...almost like shopping without having to spend money!
I'll see if my library has this movie......
Oh goody! I found the movie at the library!
I am only 106 in the "holds" list!!
Should be able to see it by next Christmas!!
( maybe I WILL see if the movie store has it!!!)

Bug said...

Those trousers are amazing - I NEED to watch this. I love taking inspiration from other bloggers, movies, and magazines. Thanks for your sweet comment on my antenna chart - hee, hee.

http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

Madeleine Miranda said...

Movie looks brilliant! I hope that I will get around to seeing it some day!

xxxxx

Andi B. Goode said...

I loved this film so much. I saw it at the cinema. I'm so glad you liked it because I read a terribly scathing review of it and, soon after, read about someone else who thought it was awfully dull!
-Andi x

FrivolousFlapper said...

I do agree with Andi it's worth watching if you haven't seen it (not just for the fashion)....maybe it's because I am a fan of dry wit and physical comedy, but I found it to be an enjoyable romp with lots of sauciness. Much better than the film version of Colette's Cheri, which I was really really disappointed in, although I thought Rupert Friend was a GREAT dandiacal Cheri. Ah, but that's another post....

FrivolousFlapper said...

Haha, Mrs. B. Hope you get a chance to have a peek at it before NEXT year!!!

esme and the lane way said...

I was trying to remember the name of this film the other day at the DVD shop! I want to see this.

J. said...

she looks really elegant indeed!