Fashion: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015) provided such a great costume design by Joanna Johnston (Love Actually, Forrest Gump, and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.) I loved the fashion in this movie so much I decided to talk about it over a collection I created in Polyvore.

30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and partially 60’s were really problematic years when discussing social rights. Racism, sexism and discrimination were alive and pumping. But if there’s something I would save from those years (besides some great movies) is the fashion. I have always been a fan of the classic vintage style.

The famous movie that recreates the famous TV Show of the same name is settled in the 1960’s. Joanna Johnston talked about the many inspirations she took from Vogue issues from 1966 and 1968 as well as specifics such as Victoria Vinciguerra’s style referenced by Marisa Berenson and Veruschka.

While Illya Kuryakin’s famous turtlenecks also appeared in the movie being used by Armie Hammer (I love him so much!) the hat, for example, was inspired by Jean-Paul Belmondo’s hat in À bout de souffle (Breathless).

The movie displays a variety of colors commonly used in the 60’s even though a lot of what Johnston used to dress Elizabeth Debicki (Victoria) and Alicia Vikander (Gaby) are pieces of clothes you can find nowadays in your local extra expensive brand shop. Gaby’s earrings, for example, are Marni and her sunglasses, House of Holland.

Both women style is also very different. While Gaby, a communist young mechanic from East Europe dresses in these very clear, fresh, young colors with a young style. Victoria’s wardrobe is almost exclusively black and white throughout the film.

A while ago after watching the movie I felt terribly inspired and decided to do a collection based on the movie. I’ll leave you with it!

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Hope we read each other soon!

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Looks inspired in Characters

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I thought about showing you some sets inspired in characters I love since, you know, usually people dress up for Halloween 🙂

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“Lilo” inspired in Lilo & Stitch also known as one of the movies I can’t watch without crying half of it. This is also a kind of disneybound.

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“Run Clara and remember” inspired in Clara Oswald from Doctor Who. Honestly Clara dressed so cute, I loved it.

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“I’m a medical doctor” inspired in Dana Scully from The X-Files. She is one of my favorite characters from TV. I love Scully so much! Plus I don’t know why I always have the urge to re watch this show. It’s honestly one of my favorites so far.

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“GoGo Tomago” inspired by Big Hero 6. Woman Up!

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“Molly Smiles” inspired by Uptown Girls. This movie hit me so hard for some reason. I loved it so much and I always would put the song Jesse Spencer sang on YouTube when I was younger.

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“Violent ends” inspired by Romeo + Juliet. The movie, the actors, the photography and direction. One of my favorite Shakespeare movie adaptations, plus LEO!!!

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“The Mean Reds” inspired by the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Iconic.

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“Sally” inspired in The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is more like a disneybound. I don’t know if people would know who you are if you went like this to Disneyland but at least you’re not on full costume.

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“Mary” inspired in… yeah you got it, Mary Poppins! I’ve always wanted to dress up like her for Halloween. Maybe next one.

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“Evelyn // The Mummy” I loved this character so much, she was so beautiful and nice and smart! I remember, however, that I used to be in love with the third one, which I think it’s the worst one plus adding the fact that Rachel Weisz was no longer there. The thing is, I had a major crush on her son in the movie, he was cute!

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“Mina // Dracula” I love Dracula, maybe because I always loved vampires and others spooky creatures. Vampires had been so badly treated by the cinematic industry but this idea of vampires Bram Stoker had always calls my attention.

What I’m into at the moment

Everytime I want to do a “What I’m into at the moment” post all I can think of is about the shows I’m watching at the moment and the fact that I want to talk about them. But honestly the only thing I can recall of this month was me watching tv shows, that’s it so let’s get into it.

  • Tv Shows

Last month I was totally attached to Bones. This month however I did a major throwback and decided to rewatch some old shows I watched. Not really watched completely though more like stopped watching but watched more than the half. In this case: Dawson’s Creek and The Office.

I decided to rewatch the season before of where I stopped watching that’s why I say I’m rewatching (I’m really not doing that though)

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I don’t think I ever mentioned it but I’m a sucker for teenage drama. I watched Gossip Girl and The O.C and I remember saying those were my favorite shows (They’re not… well I still love The O.C) When I was around 16 MTV was passing the episodes of Dawson’s Creek in Argentina and I decided to give it a try. I was so in love with it. I loved the characters and the fact that everything about this show was so unrealistic. From the way they talked to the way they looked (They were supposed to be 16 but they looked like 25) I didn’t care, I just loved it. Specially when Joey and Pacey got together, I started loving it even more because, let me tell you something, Pacey is by far one of my favorite characters in television ever. I stopped watching the show in season 4 though because I kinda knew that Joey and Pacey weren’t going to last and I didn’t want it to end so I stopped watching. Silly, I know.

However, a few weeks ago, after almost 5 years and knowing how the show was going to end (Yeah I had to make sure who was Pacey going to end with to continue watching) I decided to keep watching it. The thing is, now I’m about to end season six and I. Don’t. Want. To. I got so attached to the characters and their stories. I love Jen and Joey and I love Jack and I loooove Pacey.and I recently started liking Dawson for the first time after five seasons. Anyway yeah I’m all into this show at the moment. Worst thing is I can’t talk about it with anyone because it’s old and nobody I know watched it.

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I have so much love for The Office. It reminded me of when I watched Parks and Recreation and that show is one of my favorite evers. I have laughed so much with this one though. I started watching a long time ago, I don’t even remember when but I stopped around season 4. I don’t know why I always stop watching series at season 4. And this is not just because I also stopped watching Dawson’s Creek at season 4 but I also stopped watching a lot of shows on S4. Anyways, now suddenly decided that I needed a more laughter in my life so yeah, naturally, I turned to a tv show looking for it.

I’m currently on season 6 now and I watched it every night unlike Dawson’s Creek which I’m trying to delay so it doesn’t have to end, I’m lame.

I’m wishing for a new mockumentary to come because I honestly love them a lot.

  • Music

I haven’t find anything new and to be honest with myself I think my music taste is starting to suck. I used to be this person who would spend hours looking for new good music and now I just kind of play the everyday songs I have. Worst thing is I love listening to music, they’re literally not many times of the day when I’m not listening to music and I’m just starting to get bored of listening to the same stuff.

I also miss 8tracks, I used to find great songs on that app but because now it’s only available on the United States I can’t. You broke my heart, 8tracks, I loved you.

If you feel like it, recommend me music or songs you’re into at the moment.

  • Books

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I’m not reading anything at the moment but I have Uprooted in my table and I see it every day laying there tempting me to start reading so I might finally give in.

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

Sounds really cool, I was so excited when I found it on the book store. My cover is not as pretty as this one though.

  • Movie

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From the moment I saw the first picture of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dancing I was rooting for this movie. First of all because I love Emma Stone and I love Crazy, Stupid, Love so I loved them together with Ryan Gosling and they were kinda cool in Gangster Squad. But this movie? I don’t know if you have checked the trailer but it makes me so anxious and excited to see it.

The story is about “A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.” accordin to IMDB. I’ll leave you the trailer.

Plus Emma singing? I’m so up for this.

  • Clothes & Accesories

I’m all over this skirt I bought in H&M on my summer trip.

And that’s it, that’s all I have for the moment 🙂

See ya!

PS: I have ambiented my blog into a more spooky theme, I love Halloween.

 

 

What I’m into at the moment

Hello! I thought a lot about what to talk in my next post. I was going to talk about Disney and Universal but then I decided not to because it would be kind of boring just mentioning what rides I went to. The reason I wanted to talk about it really was because of some issues we had with my family in Universal Studios which was going to bring the whole subject of discrimination and all.

Instead I’m going to talk about what things have I been into in my winter holidays. So here it goes…

Tv Shows

In last “What I’m into at them moment” post I was into Grey’s Anatomy and about to start Elementary. I stopped watching Grey’s… not forever just momentarily because it was the only thing I could watch at the moment and I got a bit bored. I started Elementary and I think it’s great but I didn’t continue with it either. Instead what I’m obsessing at the moment is Bones.

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Bones is one of those shows that never caught my attention, I was honestly not interested in watching it at all but because I was missing that Mulder and Scully vibe (I actually miss watching The X-Files) I thought maybe it was going to be something like that. I don’t know, I seem to have a thing for those kind of relationships between characters. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s pretty good. I lost my temper with Brennan and Booth’s relationship I was like “get the hell together already!!!”Some of the cases are a bit boring but the characters are great and I’m all about characters and relationships… and dead people.

Another  show I’m into at the moment and constantly thinking about re watching it is Stranger Things, yeah I know, pretty obvious since everyone loved it.

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I feel this show is like Twin Peaks meets The X-Files (I really miss watching this show) plus something new. When I started watching it I was not sure I was going to like it. Well obviously I was wrong. I loved the show, the theme, the plot though I was constantly putting my “wtf” expression, and the characters. All in all I think it deserves all the hype it’s getting because it’s pretty amazing.

Music

I have not been listening  to anything but Hamilton, it’s like a really bad obsession I’m having at the moment. At first when I heard about the musical a while ago I had three songs but then I started downloading more and more. Every time I listen to music I listen to the album and when I put shuffle on my music I pass all the songs until a Hamilton one is on. How awkward would it be for someone to ask me what I’m into the moment, I gained all this knowledge while listening and reading the songs in Genius.com, It’s not even the story of my country! I mean, what do I do with all this information about the US now? I started talking to my grandparents about Hamilton telling them about everything I learned about the dude in the 10 dollar bill… and that’s not even my country’s currency…

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Books

The Diviners by Libba Bray, I have been waiting for this book for a while now. I spent an entire hour trying to find it in a book shop in Miami and when I finally got it I almost started crying of happiness. It’s just that every time I wanted to buy it in my own country they only had it in one book store and they were always out of stock so I gave up trying to get it and decided to wait for a trip to see if I could see

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I’ll leave the goodreads summary

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

Movie

I was really excited to watch Suicide Squad but the reviews took a bit of excitement. I know better that to read the reviews of the movies because they said that Batman v Superman was not good and I personally thought it was a piece of art.

On the other hand I saw Ghostbusters and loved it, I really want to watch it again.

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Clothes & accessories

I never was into Disney pins because I know that if I started collecting them I would end up broke, I always wanted though. On my last visit to Disney however I took these three and I love them.

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And then I finally  bought a Hufflepuff scarf at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal. I use it all the time since it’s cold here.

 

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I also bought a lot of clothes but I’ll show you that another time.

Hope I entertained you, see ya!