I’m not a huge movie buff but I do enjoy a movie or two every now and then. There are some movies that I’d watch for the action scenes only, for the main actors only (Hugh Jackman. Benedict Cumberbatch. Yummm!) and for the laughter (not so much tears; I don’t do tearjerkers). But there are some shows that I would watch repeatedly for the fashion and makeup.
Sometimes the fashion and makeup are so good that if I had the DVD or the downloaded movie/TV show, I’d rewind and pause just to take it all in. I know I know, better things to do with my time and all that, but sometimes, you just gotta appreciate the pretty things in life, y’know? 😛
I thought I’d share a few of the movies and TV shows in which I’ve really enjoyed the fashion and makeup. You’d have heard of most of them as they’re famous for the outfits and makeup. On the other hand, you may be surprised to find a gem or two that you haven’t thought of before.
Sex and the City
I’m a huge fan of the Sex and the City series but the movies, to be honest, not so much. The sequel to the movie was really … meh. Anyway, we’re not here to talk about the movie but the fashion. Oh the fashion! You gotta love the fashion that were featured. That white Halston dress that Carrie wore at the opening scene of the first movie was sold out within hours. Patricia Field did a great job styling the characters. The clothes were gorgeous, outrageous, sometimes plain weird but altogether iconic.
The Devil Wears Prada
Personally, I’m not a fan of the movie. To me, the star of the show was Meryl Streep, hands down. Anne Hathaway’s character annoyed me (I even found her annoying in the book). Having said that, I absolutely love the opening scene of the movie where gorgeous, leggy women prepped for their day of work to K.T. Tunstall’s Suddenly I See. For weeks I’d play that on the telly in the mornings as I prepare for work.
I’m not the biggest fan of Adam Sandler but I do enjoy watching him and Drew Barrymore in romantic comedies because there’s a sort of awkward yet sweet chemistry between the two. The movie was funny ha ha but the best part of it for me was not so much the movie but Drew Barrymore’s makeup and hair. Her makeup in that movie was absolutely on point. The smoky but not overly done eye makeup, the dewy, glowy face and lip colour … gorgeous! Tim was quite annoyed with me throughout the whole movie because I kept going on and on about how beautiful Barrymore’s makeup was.
I don’t think I even need to say much about this one because almost everyone I know watches Gossip Girl not just for the story but the fashion as well. Trends were set based on the show alone. Heck, I even started wearing headbands because of Blair Waldorf (something I haven’t worn since I was 12!). The entire series was good but the fashion was great. Time to revisit the show all the way from Season 1!
Rizzoli and Isles
This is one of my favourite TV shows (love the books by Tess Gerritsen) and just like Gossip Girl, I have to say that I enjoy the fashion just as much as the show. Rizzoli’s fashion, not so much; her outfits were quite standard and plain for playing a police detective. But Isles; now her outfits are much, much better. She’s seldom seen without her Hermes Birkin (how morbidly stylish to be walking into a crime scene with dead bodies in her super high stilettos and Birkin). Her dresses, her pencil skirts … gorgeous!
The Great Gatsby
Okay to be fair, I’ve not watched the full movie, only snippets when Tim was watching it. But I have to say, I was a lot more interested in the makeup and clothes far more than I am about the movie. If you haven’t watched the movie, the trailer and snippets alone will have you gasping at the stunning costumes. I love the red lips on Isla Fisher in the movie and Carey Mulligan’s hairstyle was so pretty.
My Love From the Star
This is the first Korean drama I’ve watched and oh my goodness, how I’ve enjoyed it! Storyline aside (cheesy at times but pretty bloody romantic if you ask me), the fashion and makeup were spot on. Think plenty of designer-wear (all the way down to the pyjamas!) and pretty Korean-style makeup. This show set so many trends; many items of clothing, accessories and even makeup were sold out worldwide because of the influence of this K-drama.
These are just a few but there are lots more that I enjoy but I’ll leave them for another day. These are the times when I’d forget the man eye candy and stick to the fashion and makeup instead. That’s when my wallet would squeal in alarm because you can bet I’ll be trying to get my hands on some of those pieces if I can!