Monday, April 27, 2009

modern chic-ness

I'm taking two French classes and in one of them (Les arts français), my class and I watch French films. Last week we watched Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. I immediately fell in love with the movie, especially the music. "Oh je t'aime! Ne me quitte pas." I also noticed the incredibly beautiful Catherine Denueve. She reminded me of a blonde, French version of Audrey Hepburn. 
Well, since watching the movie, I've decided to watch more films directed by Jacques Demy. So I ended up borrowing Lola, which was made before the Cherbourg film. This film was also very good but I ended up becoming infatuated with Anouk Aimée's under garments. She plays Lola, a single mother who dances in a burlesque type of bar. 
During the movie, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between Lola's character and Holly Golightly's character. Both ladies nonchalantly put on pieces of clothing and end up looking quite chic. Their beauty routine is so simple and non-fussy (in the movies). I also believe in the simple routine. I like to get ready in under 30 minutes. Wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, put on clothes, apply light make-up, and out the door! Often I don't do anything to my hair because I only know how to put it into a bun or have it down.  
But this routine of mine, got me thinking about other girls' routines. Do girls or guys still wake up 2 or 3 hours earlier to "get ready"? Or has that turned into a myth? Probably not. It might've just turned too faux pas to even talk about. 

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modern antoinette said...

Les parapluies de Cherbourg is one of my favorite movie of all time. I love the love story and it is such an inspirational movie when it comes to styling.


hanna said...

Catherine Deneuve will forever be a fashion inspiration. She killed it in Belle Du Jour!

Lindsey Boice said...

oh. my. GOSH. lets watch french films together yes? this era is so so so inspiring to me as well!!

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