Get What You See: Diary of a Lost Girl

In my Review post, I showed a ton of dresses, then boiled the key points down to 5 basic elements, to reiterate, they are: The fabrics are incredibly lightweight, but present in high volume and layers. That also means loads and loads of skin showing through the dresses- arms, necks, and legs. Asymmetry, especially in … Continue reading

Diary of a Lost Girl, 1929

Diary of a Lost Girl offers fascinating insight into the late 20s/ eary 30s culture in Germany. [Spoiler] The basic plot follows Thymian (Louise Brooks) a young girl who has an unfortunate tendency to pass out at inopportune moments. The first, on her 17th birthday, results in her rape and resulting pregnancy. When she refuses to marry … Continue reading

Get What You See: My Favorite Wife

First things first- the mother of all accessories. I think I am going to explore this further in a separate how-to post. I have a book, Making Vintage Bags by Emma Brennan, that I will probably use as a starting point. I’ll try to gether my materials in the next week or two and see … Continue reading

My Favorite Wife, 1940

Worst Daydream Ever

“Oh, by the way, how was my funeral? … I wish I had been there.” My sister-in-law selected this movie for me, and requested that I put together a how-to post for the costumes. Now that I’m back to more regular posting, I’ll return to my normal format: one post for a review of the … Continue reading

How to get what you see: Nicholas and Alexandra

This movie progressed from the birth of Alexei in 1904 through the family execution in 1918. Since this is a movie about Royals, the clothes and accessories are sumptuous, especially in contrast with the frequent clashes with the unwashed masses clothed in rags. Daywear for the wealthy in this period is extremely modest, and can only … Continue reading

Nicholas & Alexandra

“A strong man has no need of power, and a weak man is destroyed by it.” I do not claim to be a film critic or a movie buff, and I openly admit I am currently choosing my movies based on the potential for great hair, clothes, and accessories. For a bit of background, this … Continue reading