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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Hitchcock's Leading Ladies take on Catwalk AW 11

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Browsing images from the current AW 11 season there were lots to fall in love especially as im a sucker for vintage ....and dresses. From NY to London the catwalks showed  fabulous details with a big nod to vintage dressing - 40's influenced dresses, florals, demure yet sexy detailing, ladylike and pretty. But we also saw masculine based dressing which even though masculine makes it very sexy on the right person. If you cant afford the price tag for the men style suits, then get searching the charity shops as there is always a massive selection of well cut suits...or even raid Dad's, b.friends wardrobe? All you're gonna need is a good tailor and some chutzpah!! Keep hair &/or make up feminine and pretty.

There are no rules to using and wearing vintage, apart from maybe not use it head to toe in one hit.You dont want to look like you're in fancy dress. But thats just my opinion, you may want to look 'now' with your individual take.  So perhaps you wear your vintage dress with loose messy hair and a pair of favourite rock chick ankle boots with a modern but demure little cardigan over your shoulders.

I grew up watching and admiring Hitchcock movies and his leading ladies naughty elegance. So i thought i would marry the two.  So I  dressed Hitchcock's ladies wearing some of the pieces I fell in love with from  AW 11 season.

So here's my catwalk modelled by Hitchcock's leading ladies......and if I were sending these models walking then this is the tune they're walking to

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock's leading ladies wearing Autumn/Winter 2011....

 Kim Novak in 'Vertigo'
Dressed in Marni.
 Tallulah Bankhead in Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat'.
Could completely carry off this sexy 'raid your boyfriends wardrobe' look from Paul Smith

 Carole Lombard starred in 'Mr & Mrs Smith'...
dressed by Rodarte.

 The sassy Marlene Dietrich starring in 'Stage Fright'
Sauntering around in Paul Smith.

 Doris Day leading lady in 'The ManWho Knew Too Much'
would vamp up her usual demure lady elegance with some phew factor in this daringly demure dress from Stella McCartney

 The divine Tippi Hedren star of 'The Birds'
Dressed in Miu Miu divine and feminine simple white dress.

Eva Marie Saint star of 'North by Northwest'

Looking fabulously casual in Aquascutum layers.

 Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcocks 'Spellbound'
Rocking Marni.

 Janet Leigh from the Hitchcock shocker 'Pyscho'
 Wearing House of Holland Skirt 2 piece suit.

 The iconic lady Grace Kelly
Keeping it ladylike but totally rocked up in eponymous Westwood style - Vivienne Westwood AW 11.

 Joan Fontaine in Hitchcock's ghost story 'Rebecca'
Carrying & wearing Mulberry.

Julie Andrews was Hitchcock's choice for leading lady in 'Torn Curtain'

I can totally see the demure Miss Andrews in this sweet punky princess coat from Paul Costelloe.

These were some of my favourite looks from the AW collections, If I could only buy just one piece then it would be a very tough decision but I think it would have to be the Paul Costelloe coat or even the Mulberry outfit but maybe..... Anyway I'm not going to have to choose - what i shall do is wait for the best of the High St and their interpretation of these pieces and mix them up with some of my favourite vintage pieces to give them a new lease of life. Tweed is gonna be massive this winter so I hope the colourful tweed version is picked up by the High St.

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