Emily Huggins for Second City Style Magazine
Emily is our new Vintage vantage contributor.
Ever wished you could pull off those stylish looks seen on the silver screen? It might be pretty difficult to channel Liz Taylor in Cleopatra
– dramatic headdresses and bold eye makeup probably won’t work at the
office. However, it’s possible to bring a little movie magic to your
life with a proper dash of vintage style. Using some of my favorite
films as a starting point, let’s go shopping for the best vintage pieces around…
Pandora’s Box. Re-live the style of Louise Brooks as
Lulu, the free-spirited vaudeville dancer in this 1920s silent film.
Women during this era loved shocking their elders in short skirts and
even shorter haircuts. They wore lots of Art Deco style clothing and
accessories – items distinguished by geometric lines and trimmed with
precious metals, feathers, wood and lacquer. The flapper girl is back
this fall, so step out of the house feeling just like Louise Brooks
with a gorgeous Art Deco purse.
Sabrina. Audrey Hepburn plays a chauffeur’s daughter
named Sabrina, who falls madly in love with the playboy son of a
wealthy Long Island family. Her father ships her off to a Paris cooking
school, where it seems she learns more about the fine art of fashion
than food. Sabrina returns sophisticated and beautiful, wearing
gorgeous gowns, dresses, and suits designed by the Hubert de Givenchy.
Channel Audrey as Sabrina in a stunning red Suzy Perette dress.