I’m still sifting through sunny photos from my Greek vacation, but here in Switzerland summer has definitely left the building.
I haven’t ever lived in a place with three solid months of autumn. It’s a gorgeous season! It’s as if I finally understand why fashion magazine writers gush over fall fashion. Still, I feel like a poser when I start thinking about shopping for tweed…so I keep coming back to one of my favorite, classic looks: Faye Dunaway in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
Since it was filmed in the late 1960s and is meant to take place in the early 1930s, there are strong design influences from both eras. It’s not yet the 1970s with bell bottoms and corduroy, but fashion has evolved from the 1920s waistlines and dowdy hats. A nice mix of feminine and edge. Bonnie is a cool girl who has a healthy appetite for accessories (and pistols!). Moreover, there is a definite French vibe, which is always irresistible to me. A modern take on Bonnie:
I hope you are finding some fall weather this weekend or at least watching a film that takes place in the fall! (By the way, have you seen The September Issue? It’s the only way to understand why fall is so important to fashion magazines’ financial viability.) A few links for your weekend:
- Eight Classic Fall Movies (Town & Country)
- Police Kill Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde (History Channel–original news article from 1934)
- Style in Film: Bonnie and Clyde (Classiq)