Wish we wore ..

Wish we wore: Andy Sachs

‘Same Andy, better clothes.’

If you are crazy about fashion, you have seen The Devil Wears Prada. If you haven’t, do it now!

The 2006 movie, starring Anne Hathaway as the ambitious Andy Sachs and Meryl Streep as the cut-throat editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly of the hit fashion magazine Runway.

Every outfit is to die for, once Andy gets her make-over from Nigel (“You’re in desperate need of Chanel”) portrayed by Stanley Tucci. Some Chanel here, a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes over there, a dash of Calvin Klein to make it simple and chic, …

We want this wardrobe and we want it yesterday.

Wish we wore: Cherie Currie

‘Hello Daddy, hello Mom 
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb’

No one does rock like Cherie Currie. The lead vocalist from The Runaways was portrayed by Dakota Fanning in the 2010 movie. With Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Michael Shannon playing Kim Fowley the band’s story from the seventies is told.

It was Joan Larkin’s idea to start an all-girl punk band which she pitched to the sleazy manager Kim. He found the 15-year-old Cherie Curie and saw in her the perfect jailbait image for his band and luckily she could sing. After signing with Mercury Records, their success began, but so did the downwards spiral towards pills and vodka.

We love the laid back, we-just-don’t-care-what-you-think style. Grungy hair and a black smokey eye. It’s a hit.

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!’

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.

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.

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.

Wish we wore: Natalie

What do we do now?’ ‘Smile. Little bow. And a wave.’

The Christmas spirit is really catching on to us (suckers for twinkle lights) so we just couldn’t help ourselves and had to watch the 2003 Love Actually one more time. It’s a tradition. Like feeling every present the night before opening it.

Martine McCutcheon is so adorable in the movie that we always feel the need to give her a big hug. She falls in love with the Prime Minister played by Hugh Grant and proves that love doesn’t have to be easy to work.

We love her red coat and sweater, because she makes it work without looking like a Santa Claus wannabe.

Wish we wore: June Carter

She looks cute as a cupcake and yet so bored and annoyed, only Reese Witherspoon can pull this off. Playing June Carter next to Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash was a recipe for succes. June’s cute accent and songs match well with all the cute outfits she wears during the film.

Ya you’re goin’ to Jackson, you big talkin’ man… 

The 2005 Walk the line won an Oscar and our hearts.

Wish we wore: Amanda Woods

It’s the perfect movie for this time of the year. Snow, romance and Christmas parties.

I’m not going to fall in love with you, I promise.

Who hasn’t experienced it? Falling in love when you least expect it. Amanda Woods, played by the lovely Cameron Diaz, has it happening to her in the 2006 Nancy Meyers movie, The Holiday. When Amanda swaps houses with Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) to get away from a terrible break-up she is completely unaware that Iris’ gorgeous brother Graham will be knocking at her door. Who wouldn’t fall in love with Jude Law?

Wish we wore: Juliet Capulet

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

It’s one of the most romantic stories ever told. The story of Romeo and Juliet. Also the movie version from 1996 by Baz Luhrman was spot on. Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet portrayed the two lovebirds with such intensity, that we almost forgot it wasn’t real.

Their first meeting, Juliet in the angel costume and Romeo as a knight in shining armour on Des’ree’s Kissing you, gives you goose bumps.

Hope, despair, tragedy and love. Romeo and Juliet.

Wish we wore: Katey Miller

When Laura turned 18 she got the pick the destination for the yearly family vacation. She chose Cuba. It was Katey Miller who put her up to the idea.

After watching Romola Garai portray Katey in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Laura was completely infatuated with Cuba, not to mention Katey Miller’s wardrobe.

It’s hard to dress sexy yet classy in the ’60s while living in hot and humid Havana. But Miss Miller’s got it down to a tee.

Wish we wore: Allie Hamilton

It wasn’t over. It still isn’t over. 

The love between Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) in the movie adaptation of Nicolas Sparks’ novel The Notebook will never die.

And that goes the same for our love for Allie’s retro wardrobe. Especially the baby blue button up dress she’s wearing when she finally returns to Noah is to die for.

Wish we wore: Vesper Lynd

If this is Eva Green’s pokerface we wouldn’t wanna gamble against her. As the gorgeous Vesper Lynd in the 2006 Bond movie Casino Royale she can make any man forget about the game. She is the only one who really makes James fall in love and we can’t blame him. Fierce eyes, silky hair, satin skin and the best dress ever to wear on a casino floor… We’re all in!

Wish we wore: Carla

It’s not only clothes that make an outfit, what’s underneath them is equally important. Sexy underwear should never be underestimated. And Carla, Penélope Cruz’ character in the movie Nine knows the way to a man’s heart. An Agent Provocateur ensemble that leaves nothing to imagination.

Wish we wore: Nicole Bonnet

Audrey Hepbrun portrays Nicole Bonnet in the movie classic from the sixties, How to steal a million. Today an ensemble like this would be totally out of date, but how we would love to go back in time and be as stylish and effortless chic as Nicole for a day or two.

Wish we wore: Carrie Bradshaw

It was only a matter of time before we’d write something on our beloved fictional columnist and Louboutin-addict Carrie Bradshaw. For years, Miss Bradshaw wore the coolest outfits throughout the SATC-series.

But the fuchsia pink dress along with the punk rock belt and opera-length pearls she’s wearing when she goes shopping in the New York Diane von Furstenberg store in Sex and the City: the movie is is just classical Carrie. Edgy, yet sophisticated and most of all: very New York.

Wish we wore: Alex Owens

What a feeling! Don’t you just feel like dancing every time you watch the eighties classic Flashdance? We sure do! Jennifer Beals is adorable as the naïve but strong headed Alex Owens. And cutting up your old sweaters so you have more space to move and you’re more comfortable while dancing, isn’t that just brilliant?

Wish we wore: Thelma and Louise

Ah, the mother of all road movies: Thelma and Louise. Don’t they look incredibly bad ass in their rock ‘n roll tank tops and high waisted stonewashed jeans? If we only had 10 % of their coolness life would be so much easier (and at ease), now wouldn’t it?

Wish we wore: Jane Smith

Team Jen? Or team Brad? We don’t think the discussion is any longer relevant when you’ve seen the stunning Angelina Jolie as Jane Smith in the romantic comedy action film Mr and Mrs Smith (2005).

When Jane asks her husband John what his first thought was the first time they met, he answers ‘I thought you looked like Christmas morning‘. So how about it Santa? All we want for Christmas this year is a crisp white shirt. And could we also have Angelina’s hair, eyes, lips, .. ?

Wish we wore: Nina Sayers

If we were ballerina’s we’d definitely know what to wear. Nina Sayers portrayed by Natalie Portman in Black Swan adds a couture vibe  to tutu’s thanks to Rodarte. A standing ovation, please!

Wish we wore: Satine

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and oh how we love this pale pink sequin-embellished corset with feathered skirt. No one does vixen like Satine aka Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmans 2001 hit Moulin Rouge.

Wish we wore: Serena Vanderwoodsen

Nobody does a white party better than the folks of teen series Gossip Girl. Serena Vanderwoodsen, a role by Blake Lively, looks like a Greek goddess in her white Oscar de la Renta dress. Even her hairdo is pure perfection.

Wish we wore: Marissa Cooper

Prom night in a Chanel gown, isn’t that every girl’s dream? Mischa Barton’s character Marissa Cooper in The O.C. had to attend prom without a date, but who cares when you can wear a creation by Kaiser Karl himself?

Wish we wore: Cecilia Tallis

We’re completely obsessed with Keira Knightley’s silk emerald green dress designed by Jacqueline Durran in the 2007 romantic drama Atonement. Who wouldn’t want to make love in a library with their childhood crush looking as stunning as Knightleys character Cecilia Tallis?