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.