Pretty Woman, walking down the street. Part 2.

Pretty woman has become an all-time classic love story. From Viviane’s laugh to Edward’s shy smile and salt and pepper hair, the movie has it all even 23 years later. Viviane’s style transitions drastically throughout the movie, starting off as a woman of the night, and ending up as a sophisticated lady.

Pretty-Woman-slide2_large

Viviane just had her crazy shopping spree and is strutting down the street with so much confidence. People can’t keep their eyes off of her and it’s obvious why. Look at that outfit! The gloves may be a bit much but she is definitely making it work.

The main attraction: Nothing says sophistication like the simple combination of black and white (and Miss Chanel would definitely agree with me on that one).

 z5oqprof 

This was actually one of my favorite looks of the movie. This  type of look is perfect for any “fancy” not-too-formal daytime event.

The main attraction: The cut of the dress is one of my favorite styles on most women. It sinches at the waist with the belt and hides most problem areas. Also, who can say no to a good old polka dot dress. It’s timeless and adorable all at once!

Pretty-Woman_Julia-Roberts_red-evening-gown_mid_bmpimages

This scene is probably one of the most timeless in cinema. Her laugh is genuine and contagious and she looks absolutely stunning in this red gown and white glove ensemble.

The main attraction: You usually see red lips worn with a black attire or something a bit more toned down, however not in this scene. I love that she chose to do a red poppy lip with her vibrant red dress. It makes a statement and definitely catches your eye.

pretty_woman

This isn’t the same Viviane we were introduced to in the beginning of the movie. She oozes class and sophistication in this scene with her 2 piece shorts-pant suit and white silk shirt.

The main attraction: As opposed to some of the other looks of the movie, this outfit is a tad outdated. However it’s not so much the style that attracted me, but the color. Salmon pink is known to be the most universally flattering color. It suits all hair colors (good example is Viviane’s red vibrant hair) and skin tones.

imagesCAHPUKM5

Alas, all good things must come to an end. Viv decided to end things on a high note with her very modern black blazer/white t-shirt combo. A look that’ll stay stylish for a very long time.

The main attraction: A black blazer is the most solid investment you can make for your wardrobe. You can dress it up as well as down and the same cut can be wearable for several years (I bought my black blazer from Zara in 2009 and it is still good today!).

If Viviane taught us anything it is no matter what beautiful pieces of clothing you wear, the most important accessory you can have is your smile. Hers won over everyone’s heart (including Edwards) and it’s never too late to add  yours to any one of your outfits!

Pretty Woman, walking down the street.

220px-Pretty_woman_movie

If Roy Orbison’s song popped in your head, then you are ready for this post. It’s time for Pretty Woman. It is one of my favorite movies because this 1990’s Cinderella tale had it all: humour, love  and most importantly, fashion.

red blazer

When someone thinks of this movie, this is the outfit that pops to mind first. There are definitely aspects of the look that can be worn today (in a non-prostitute kind of way). The black over the knee boots and the men’s cut blazer are exceptionally popular and look like they will be considered staples in our society for women.

The main attraction: The blazer may be a few sizes too big, even for a man, but the cut and color palette is something I would choose. Not to mention, the fact that the lapels are black reinforce its classic look (a white blazer with black lapels is also a very sought out item of today).

prettywoman

2115027736

A memorable scene of the movie is when we get a first glimpse of Viviane in a beautiful short black lace dress while she was waiting for Edward in the bar lobby. A little black dress is a necessity in every girl’s closet. There are so many different variations of it which makes it all the more fun to shop for. Lace dresses are found in every store today and have taken the LBD to the next level.

The main attraction: I love the detailed neckline of this dress. Looks like a necklace when in fact it is attached to the dress itself. It adds an accessory without going over the top. With a neckline like this it is easy to keep hair up, as well as down, but it’s important to follow in Viviane’s footsteps and keep earrings relatively simple and small.

     pretty-woman-1990-10-gpretty woman Julia Roberts look

This is one of my favorite scenes of the movie. Viviane is about to live most girls dream: a shopping spree where she can shop til she literally dropped. The world was her oyster and no salesperson here was about to give her any attitude! How many of you have actually wanted to go into a store with 100 bags in your hands and tell a salesperson “Big mistake. Big. Huge!”? I know I have reeneacted this scene in my head on more than one occasion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT5rMvo3Clc

So many outfits she is trying on are noteworthy but it’s what she starts off in what catches my eye. The androgynous look is again present in this outfit when wearing Edwards top (lucky her) as a tie front and sporting her modern stud bracelets.

The main attraction: There is almost nothing I value more than a white shirt. I love that a crisp white shirt (especially a men’s cut) can look so good on a woman. Something as professional as this can also be dressed down and will be just as timeless in another 20 years from now.

Stay tuned on Wednesday for the rest of Pretty Woman’s looks review and admiration!

Rachel Green style evolution part 3: “I’ll be there for you … cause you’re there for me, too.”

268990_552057014847242_1979389478_n

Rachel Green will forever be a character I relate to. Whether it be her sensitive personality, or sense of style, I consider her someone I can look up to. Frankly, I think we can be best friends. Saying good bye to this series was almost as difficult for me than when Full House ended (but that’s a whole other post in itself). In seasons 8, 9 and 10 things got more intense with Rachel pregnant, Monica and Chandler being married, Phoebe getting married and the question on everyone’s mind: will Ross and Rachel end up together. Despite all the changes that were happening in the group, Rachel Green’s style definitely progressed while all the while maintained her classic signature look.

Friends

 Even while pregnant she kept true to her neutral tones selection: black, white, beige and grey. In general she rarely strayed away from these tones and when she did it was hardly anything too flashy. One of my favorite dresses she wore throughout the 10 years is when she was in the Bahamas and had her first kiss with Joey. She wore this multi-colored floral open back dress with a slit in the front and flared at the waist. It was something we hardly ever saw her in. Rachel showed viewers that for the most part, simplicity can go a long way, but every once in a while it is worth sporting something that will make you stand out. Sometimes it’s necessary to go out of your comfort zone.

images-5vlcsnap-6260DownloadedFile

In season 10 Rachel started toning down her hair color, focusing more on a light brown and started sporting heavy side swept bangs. Whenever I re-watch that season I get the urge to cut my bangs short (no surprise there). She also wore a lot of short skirts with knee high boots which is a feminine and flirty look that I often try to mimic. Without stockings it may be difficult to wear depending on weather conditions, but for the most part this look is appropriate for Spring, Fall and Winter, and can be worn for different occasions.

Many great shows leave a bitter taste in fans mouths during the finale, and shower them with disappointment. However, I am happy to say that Friends did no such thing. Although we were unbelievably sad it ended, it was bittersweet and the Ross and Rachel saga ended on the perfect note. A rumoured reunion is always going around (which gives me false hope every single time) but one thing is for sure, if they do end up coming back, I know my girl Rachel won’t disappoint with her wardrobe selection.

Rachel Green style evolution part 2: “I’ll be there for you … like I’ve been there before.”

rachel5-1

Since Rachel Green played such a pivotal role in fans lives, I deemed it necessary to spend a little time reevaluating her looks over those 10 years that the show aired. As of season 3, a noticeable change happened in Rachel’s look. Although always staying consistent with the simplicity of her style, she started growing her hair out (in which it reached an all-time long for this character) and her outfits started getting slightly sexier. She got the great opportunity to work at Ralph Lauren and she decided to dress the part. Fitted skirt suits and simple shirts was her go-to look as she climbed the corporate ladder over the seasons.

5x05_Phoebe_RachelDownloadedFile-4images-13

Aside from her suits, her more casual looks consisted of a lot of leather, plaid, simple cuts, and fitted tops. As opposed to the first few seasons. she welcomed more patterns and color in her wardrobe (although more often than not, stayed in the neutral palette). We saw her in cuter colors like soft pinks and peaches, and dresses started appearing in her regular attire. Her hair got progressively lighter over the years while focusing on blond highlights around the face. Whenever I go to the hairdresser I attempt the same look and one time someone actually told me my hair looked like Rachel’s. I felt in that moment I had reached my goal in life (yes-I am that dramatic at times).

images-16images-15

images-9

The biggest shock of the whole series (other than her being pregnant in season 8 with Ross’ baby) was when in season 7 Rachel cut her beautiful long locks and started sporting the short bob. I absolutely loved this cut on her, despite the actress not being a big fan of it. It was cute and changed her whole look. It showed women that you don’t need to always hide behind your hair, and short hair can be very sexy. Whether she kept it straight, or waved it to made the tips flare out, she always looked sexy while remaining classy. An important aspect of her haircut was that the front was a bit longer than the back. This adds a little edge to the classic bob.

Roughly 2 years ago I got the sudden urge to abandon my long hair and started googling pictures of Rachel’s short hair as inspiration. Although it had been 8 years since she had that hair style, I knew it was timeless and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.

375247_717446449884_937408611_n

Stay tuned for the last post on Friday of Rachel Green’s style evolution of the final seasons where we had to say that heartbreaking good bye.

Rachel Green style evolution part 1: “I’ll be there for you … when the rain starts to fall.”

images-18

Rachel Green. A name Jennifer Aniston will never be able to live down. Frankly, I think if I were to ever see Jennifer I would probably scream out “RACHEL!”. From its theme song to its characters, F.R.I.E.N.D.S had a huge impact on many individuals. It ran from 1994 to 2004 but almost 10 years after its final episode people still refer to the show as if it’s still on the air. In terms of style, I would have to say Rachel was the most influential. She’s been the ultimate hairspiration to many out there (as well as to yours truly) and when it came to her style, she forever remained true to herself. I wanted to take the time to explore the head-to-toe style evolution of Rachel Green, because a character so inspirational deserves a little limelight.

images-10imagesrossandrachel

With the exception of the very first scene where we are introduced to Rachel in her wedding dress, her style has always been relatively simple from day 1. As opposed to Monica and Phoebe, Rachel was more prone to wearing a simple t-shirt and jeans in the first few seasons. Most of her outfits consisted of two basic pieces and natural makeup (not to mention most of her looks translate even 20 years later). For example, even though so much time has passed, an almost identical version of her denim sleeveless shirt she wore in the first season can be found in so many stores today (Forever 21, Zara, H&M, etc).  Tie-fronts are also very popular today and Rachel wore a plaid one in season 1 when she was talking to Ross while doing her laundry.  As we all know, Ross was obsessed with her and probably not only because of her vibrant personality. The girl had style, and I remember being in elementary school and wishing I could be her.

images-14images-2

As I mentioned, apart from her actual clothes her hair was a true inspiration. Rachel Green had some pull in what’s in and what’s not. It seemed like the second she cut her hair, or styled it a certain way, the whole world wanted to mimic it. The “Rachel haircut” was the first of them all. Short length, blown out with choppy layers was the look to have and unfortunately I was never able to totally perfect it (but trust me, I tried and so did my friends). As popular as it was, ironically enough I recently read an article where Jennifer Aniston admits to having hated that hair style and she couldn’t wait until her layers grew out. Looks like everyone else disagreed with her on that one!

Stay tuned for the second post on Wednesday on Miss.Green’s style evolution of seasons 3 to 8!

From Geek to Chic.

Jennifer Aniston is my best friend. Well, not quite. This is what I wish I could say. She’s funny, seems nice, and is Greek (and if you couldn’t guess from my extra long last name, so am I)! Bottom line is she’s quirky and her style is more often than not, out of this world. She’s definitely made some bad choices when it comes to the big screen and unfortunately “Just Go With It“, is no exception. It’s your typical ugly-plain-ducking-turns-into-hot-woman-and-ends-up-falling-for main-charater kind of plot. This movie may not have gotten too many laughs out of me, but it sure had one great stylist. When Katherine Murphy (Jen) got her makeover, she pulled out all the stops and dressed to impress. And impressed she did.

just-go-with-photo-jennifer-aniston white dress

There is just something about a white dress that screams class. Add the fact that she went nude with her belt and shoe selection makes the look even cleaner and so well put together. My goal for this summer is to buy a short white dress and mimic this entire look (at a more affordable price because this entire look probably cost way over $1,000).

The main attraction: The dress alone is to die for, but the fact that she added this great belt made this look appropriate for a day time get-together. A nice belt goes a long way and can change an entire outfit. It tones down the elegance of the dress and makes it wearable for more casual occasions.

jennifer-aniston-just-go-with-it

An LBD (Little Black Dress) is a must in every girls closet. Wearing black from head to toe sometimes is the way to go. It adds a little mystery and definitely oozes sexy.

The main attraction: I love this whole look from the purse selection to the belt, however look at those shoes! Elaborate strappy sandals are definitely in this season, and I think they are here to stay! If you are looking for something similar, I would stick to either black or nude for a shoe like this. You’ll be able to wear them a lot more often and the color won’t take away from the style.

crochet

Usually when I go down South I see beach vendors selling crocheted dresses. My parents have bought me a few when on vacation, but I never had the guts to wear them. However, after seeing how cute Katherine’s look was with her wavy beach hair and this off-white crocheted dress, I think on my next vacation I will be pulling my dresses out of the drawers!

The main attraction: Pulling off the perfect beach waves is a very difficult thing to do. They either end up too flat, or too crunchy. The casual looking sun-kissed waves  give off a vacation vibe and are definitely ideal for Summer!

just-go-with-photo-jennifer-aniston-bailee-madison

A cute white loose tank with cut off shorts can go a long way. As women we tend to think more is better, however, Katherine shows that simplicity sometimes is the best for a casual night in (all the while avoiding your sweat pants).

The main attraction: I love the fact that the shorts are a light jean color. They’re not white, but not a dark denim either. You can match any color with this type of denim which allows for a variety of different ensembles!

Looking sharp, Old Sport.

The buzz in the box office has been the much anticipated final release of The Great Gatsby, where Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Mr.Gatsby. Even if I wasn’t head over heels with the story, probably due to high expectations, I still found it to be a beautiful film. With the combination of the soundtrack, amazing fashion, hair, makeup and glamourous parties, it ends up being a movie you can hardly keep your eyes off of. The one thing that kept my eyes particularly wide open was Mr.Gatsby himself. Leo is no doubt a good looking man, but in this particular movie he radiated on-screen with his shy smile and sparkling baby blues.  Typically I would take the time to comment on the women’s outstanding fashion of this film, however, I think old sport here earned a slot in this blog because his suits were definitely noteworthy. Every piece was so clean cut and well designed (all custom designed by Prada), it warrants the mention because a truly stellar job was done. great_gatsby_trailer_leonardo_dicaprio-630x420

Cheers to you Mr.Gatsby. Simple, black and white 3-piece suit done oh-so right with a nice twist to the bow tie with white stitching.

 

603762_572864859410684_125207811_n

Old sport shows that you can look extremely chic with just a crisp cream sweater and classic silver watch.

 

the-great-gatsby-wbp05

He may have been a nervous wreck in this scene, but the unique off white/olive/baby blue suit combination made him look as sophisticated as sophistication gets.

 

the-great-gatsby-leonardo-dicaprio-tobey-maguire

Old Sport demonstrates why this light brown shade for a suit is completely underrated.

 

FE09STGATSBY

Thank you Mr.Gatsby for wearing a baby pink suit and pulling it off. Any man who can do that is grand in my book.