Currently craving clothes (and everything else) of the quintessential fall color variety. From high-end to the lowest price point possible, the orange, burgundy, forest green, browns, and taupe provide a palette that feels rich and luxurious. I scoured the net for coats, sweaters, trousers, jewels, and more in these rustic jewel tones to satisfy my inner shopper (though between you and me I might have to invest in some of the inexpensive items!). Loving the tarnished and rose gold with bronze jewelry, roomy bags, and heeled shoes. And of course, it’s always necessary to add a little bit of leopard. If I had to pick two “gotta have it now” pieces, however, it would definitely be the Topshop Platform Boots and the Gretchen Jones cuff (even though she seemed so loathsome on Project Runway!). And… well… anything hunter green. Because I’ve honestly decided that it’s my new favorite color.
There is so much visually stimulating and emotionally fraught goodness in the original Valley of the Dolls movie that I hardly know where to begin. For those unfamiliar with the ’60s film, based on a best-selling book by Jacqueline Susann, it tracks the downfall of three young women whose lives revolve around cinema, the stage, relationships, and stardom. I’ve determined the three superlative aspects that truly define the film are style, scene, and sensation.
The atmosphere/mood, environments, and costume choices were all sources of inspiration for me. The clothes and interiors are timeless, simultaneously serving as a souvenir of the era, while the cinematography turned certain segments into pure art. It’s impossible to isolate scene from style or style from sensation, since they’re all interwoven to paint a portrayal of imperfection, self-destruction, and ostentatiousness. Because of this, I snapped every still I could to impart the perfection that this movie encapsulates.