insightandout

Insight and out: where fashion and design collide

Wish we wore: Cady Heron, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners & Karen Smith

No, we do not want to go walking around looking like Santa’s little sl*ts , but if this doesn’t scream Christmas than what does?

The 2004 movie Mean Girls is in our opinion one of the funniest chick flicks of all time. Lindsay Lohan, plays Cady Heron, a girl who has never gone to a ‘normal’ school before. When she does, she finds out that all schools have a popular clique, in this case The Plastics. With alpha leader, Regina George (Rachel McAdams) and two minions Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) & Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried). 

‘Giddy-up jingle horse,pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat
That’s the jingle bell rock!’

Once Upon a Time: Sleeping Beauty

‘In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day…’

Fairytales are a wonderful wardrobe inspiration. Don’t go too literally with it by putting a tiara on your head, but use the storyline as a guideline. Sleeping beauty is all about the sweetness of  a young girl, sleeping until woken up by Prince Charming. So go for sweet dresses like the Lela Rose Fringed jacquard dress and girly briefs. Add a a dozen of roses in the details and you are spot on.

Christian Lacroix Fashion Fairy Tale Memoirs and the tale of Sleeping Beauty by Camilla Morton, Lanvin Leather and Swarovski cyrstal rose choker, Lela Rose Fringed jacquard dress, Ileana Makri Lace 18-karat rose gold diamond earrings, Rosamosario Lara’s silk-chiffon briefs, Roberto Cavalli Rose-print silk-chiffon top, Marc by Marc Jacobs Boutonniere brass ring, Valentino Rosette-embellished silk-blend taffeta tote, Valentino gunmetal and silver-plated flower cuff, Valentino Bow satin clutch.

Wish we wore: Sophie

The 2006 movie The Illusionist from director Neil Burger was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography. And there’s a good reason for it. The story, set in early 1900’s Vienna has all the ingredients for a dramatic love story.

Eisenheim, a magician played by Edward Norton falls in love with the beautiful Sophie (Jessica Biel) a woman far above his social standing. She is engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) but Eisenheim uses his magician skills to set her free.

The costumes in the movie are done by Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings, Blood Diamond, ..) and are simply breathtaking. She captures perfectly the beauty and wealth of the royal house of Vienna. Dickson had her work cut out for her, recreating the royal uniform for the prince, hundreds of extras, a magician, the gorgeous Jessica Biel and all that while remaining the essence of the film, the illusion of it all. Making turn-of-the-century clothing look hot is a challenge, but somehow she managed it.

We wouldn’t mind wearing Sophie‘s dress to our own wedding.

Hot & happening: back to back

Even more sexy than a cleavage is a backless or see through top or dress. Your top may look plain in the front, but when people see the back of your outfit they’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Halter tops are probably more appropriate during Summer, but a lace or crocheted back can easily be worn this time of year with high waisted trousers or a pencil skirt.

Sexy yet chic, as always.

A.L.C Bianca silk-chiffon top, Mason by Michelle Mason Silk crepe de chine and lace top, Haute Hippie Draped modal-jersey backless top, Jonathan Saunders Boyfriend devoré cotton-blend T-shirt, D&G Lace-paneled jersey tank, Michael Michael Kors Buckled jersey top, Gucci Bamboo-print silk scarf top, Catherine Malandrino Backless stretch-silk halterneck top.

Wish we wore: Marie Antoinette

‘It’s not too much is it?’

For us it’s not too much at all, but just the right amount of being over the top and still looking gorgeous.

Who else than Kirsten Dunst could have portrayed the amazing Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola‘s film? Her porcelain skin and blonde hair make her look likes she’s from an earlier decade, so it was only a ‘simple’ matter of finding the breathtaking costumes and Marie Antoinette was born again.

The story of the young queen in the eccentric court at Versailles is told in a way only Coppola can. Teen bride to queen of France. It’s hard to believe this really happened.

Hot & happening: Christmas wardrobe for men

When our dear friend Jasper visited our blog for the first time, he loved it immediately. There’s only one thing missing, he said. What about stuff for guys?

Oh, how could we forget? When we first started out this blog, we thought only girls would check out our mood boards. But apparently we were very, very wrong.

That’s why we present to you: our very first mood board for men. And since we’re in the holiday spirit, we thought it would be fun to give the guys some pointers on their Christmas Eve ensemble.

Pick out a cozy knitted cardigan and match with a crisp white shirt and a pair of suit trousers. A fancy watch and a bow tie complete the outfit. Because like always: it’s all in the details.

Hartford Heavyweight hand-knitted cardigan, Richard James Merino wool-blend fair isle socks, Lanvin Grosgrain bow tie, J. Crew Ludlow wool suit trousers, Uniform Wares 100 series classic steel wristwatch, Marc By Marc Jacobs Contrast button shirt, Church’s Grafton wingtip leather brogues, John Lobb Full grain leather belt.

Wish we wore: Mrs. Strunk

It was only a matter of time before we would post an image from Tom Ford‘s 2009 movie A single man.

As suspected, all the outfits in the movie are drop dead gorgeous, but we have a bit of a girl crush on Ginnifer Goodwin. She may not be as big a character as leading man Colin Firth who plays George Falconer or leading lady Julianne Moore as Charley, but she sure left an impression.

The sixties have always been an amazing fashion period, but you haven’t really seen the sixties if you haven’t seen them through the eyes of Tom Ford.