Life is definitely very dark and depressing right now. I left my house today- for the first time since the lockdown – to buy groceries and I damn near cried. Everything I saw seemed pretty apocalyptic. Everyone wearing masks, barely any cars or people on the streets, it was sobering and a little depressing.
It’s good to keep abreast of the news, stay informed, practice good hygiene and stay home. But it’s also good to escape from reality every now and again. I love watching movies and that definitely helps to take my mind off heavy things like the current Corona virus pandemic.
I’ve always found movies to be a great source of relief, entertainment and inspiration. Fashion, beauty, comedy and meditation are just some of the ways people are amusing and entertaining themselves during this difficult time. If you’re a movie lover like me and need a fashion fix, here are 5 fashion films to watch right now:
The Devil Wears Prada
Ah, The Devil Wears Prada. The character, Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep is rumoured to have been mirrored after Anna Wintour’s own slave driver-like treatment of her subordinates. Miranda Priestly, a powerful fashion magazine editor, and Andrea “Andy” Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway is a college graduate who goes to New York City and lands a job as Priestly’s co-assistant. Sure the clothes worn in the movie are no longer on-trend (that’s what happens with fashion) but it is the most memed and emulated movie of its time. Definitely a fashionista favourite.
The Great Gatsby
This movie is everything that I love. It has romance, the handsome Leo DiCaprio and the fashion is outstanding. Set in the 1920s, The Great Gatsby is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. It conveys the glamour and decadence of the 1920s and is a must-watch for any period loving fashionista.
The Holiday, another one of my all-time favourite romantic films. Released in 2006, it stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black (to name a few). The movie is about two women from the UK and US who swap their homes and inadvertently meet and fall in love with two local guys. This is not a typical fashion movie but the character, Amanda Woods played by Cameron Diaz owns a successful movie trailer making business and her style is just phenomenal. It’s modern, stylish and sophisticated and I just want to own just about everything she wears.
A satire on the fashion industry, Zoolander certainly poked fun at the billion-dollar industry. The movie starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell is a 2001 action-comedy film. It follows Zoolander played by Ben Stiller becoming the pawn of corrupt fashion executives who are plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Sex and The City 2
Every fashionista’s favourite, Sex and The City 2 is the sequel to Sex and The City and showcases the lives of four female friends (Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda) living their best lives in Manhattan, US. These four women are a sartorial delight with each having their own unique style. From Samantha’s raunchy sex appeal to Charlotte’s modest, politician’s wife like appearance, these ladies explore fashion in their own way.
Will you be watching any of these fashion films this weekend? Any you’ve seen but would like to watch again? Do leave a comment and let me know.
Stay home, stay strong.