This is a guest post I did for someone last year which I thought I would revisit and revive. Film and fashion are so often intertwined and the leading ladies of the big screen provide a constant source of inspiration that will always be good content for a blog post.
Here are some of my favourite style heroines from the world of film. Largely the list is based on the character they play in the film and the different eras the film is from, but they are all pretty cool in their own right too.
If nothing else this post may let you know of some films you have never heard about – perfect for this a cold wintery night in. So browse on down and be inspired!
Here they are, in no particular order.
Jean Seberg in “Breathless”
The American actress became a star in Europe after starring in a string of French films. Most famously as Patricia Franchini in Jean Luc Goddard’s Breathless. Peter pan collared tops, stripes, slim fitting black pants and skirts were key to her sixties look. Find out more click on the link!
Patricia Arquette, True Romance – just for those pink leggings
Arquette rose to fame as Alabama Whitman in the 1993 film True Romance. Her look in this film is 1950’s pin up meets 80s trash. In this film it just works.
Kate Hudson in “Almost famous
The 1970s is my all time favourite decade. Almost Famous is about bands and their groupies or “Band Aids” in the 1970s With a boho wardrobe to die for full of textures, fringing and fur, if you didn’t wish you were around in that decade you will after watching this. The fact she is called Penny Lane in the film might be cliche, but who cares when you look this good on camera.
Diane Keaton, in Annie Hall
Directed by Woody Allen this is a romantic Oscar winning comedy that became a cult classic. Keaton looks great in this and pulls of masculine tailoring so effortlessly. A tie is probably too butch but a classic black waistcoat and a slim scarf would be an easy way to get this look.
Sienna Miller in Factory Girl
Sienna Miller plays Edie Sedgewick the actress, socialite and muse of artist Andy Warhol. Probably the original IT Girl. Lashings of black kohl and 60s simple shift dresses are always a winning combo. Swerve the cig accessory though. Nothing glam about being a fag ash Lil!
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