09 August 2008
I recently realized that since moving from Los Angeles to Pennsylvania I haven't cracked open a single fashion magazine. The job I had in LA was fashion oriented and I was spoiled in that we had a subscription to every fashion magazine under the sun. Every month I would collect a huge stack of mags from around the world on my desk. Now, I don't have a single subscription (they're so expensive!) and I've been pleasantly surprised at how much I don't miss it at all. Rather than rely on the glossies for inspiration I've been more than happy to turn to fellow bloggers, street style sites, old movies and online magazines for all of my fashion fixes. My latest fixation has fallen upon the movie The Edge of Love. I haven't yet seen it and I rarely get out to the theater to see movies like this but I may have to make an exception this time. Costume designer April Ferry had this to say about the wardrobe...
"My inspiration for the clothes for The Edge of Love came from many sources. The most important one was John Maybury,the director. Dresses and Wellies were his idea and that really defines the most important look of the film. Of course, I studied all the books on Dylan Thomas's life and looked at all the available pictures of him and his associates. There is wonderful research of that era in London. I immersed myself in as much as I could collect. I also made a wedding suit for Vera (Kiera) that was influenced by the real suit that was saved from the real woman."
I love the use of floral with chunky knit and boots. What a great way to transition your summer wardrobe right into autumn. If you go to the movie's official site they even have a "Get The Look" section with links to items they recommend. Unfortunately the links don't seem to be working properly at this time. Perhaps they'll remedy that soon. I can tell you the links were supposed to lead to a UK based store called Oasis. I hadn't heard of it before so I have no idea about the quality of their pieces. I browsed around a bit on the site and I did find several things that caught my eye. Like this and this and this and these. Any UK ladies out there have any clue?
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