I was recently was lucky enough to go to a premiere of the movie Yves Saint Laurent.
The film’s opulence was astounding and I loved the costumes.It really encapsulated the eras in fashion from the 50s til the 70s. It shows the loosening of social norms personified by the character of Yves.
My favourite scenes were the fashion shows.
I don’t know if the film itself is great, but the costumes, the sets, the fashions that you see in the movie really were enjoyable. I was definitely mesmerised for the entire running time. I would recommend it just for the costumes.
If there was any concern that I might be losing my susceptibility to fashion trends because of all this interest in making my own clothes, my last trip to Zara reestablished it with a vengeance.
With the party season in full swing, I have discovered that I have assembled a very complete wardrobe of skirts, I lack sufficiently shiny and dressy tops to wear with them (still have the sweatshirt & skirt bug). In theory, I was going shopping for a dressier top to pair with my skirts to make an appropriate party / dinner outfit (and I did find one, but a post on that later).
But then I found this sweatshirt at Zara:
No doubt inspired by this Givenchy top, I fell for it immediately. Wearing it I feel somewhere between super cool and fashion victim. It looks great with my denim skirt (which only cost 1 EUR - more on that later too!).
Over the holidays I made the mistake of trying to touch up my roots myself. I chose a color far too blonde for me. It ended up turning my roots orange and frying the ends of my hair. Right after that I visited my family and in all of the photos I have this overly brassy blonde bad dye job. I consulted a hairstylist, but he didn’t give me any advice. I thought I was just going to have to wait it out.
Then I saw myself in the lights at my office: my hair was really awful. The next day I bought more hair dye this time light brown, dark enough to cover the bad blonde dye job. My hair looks much better.
Next time I’m definitely going to professional.