Style Inspiration- The Box

4 Nov

Now that it’s freaking cold out, Hubby and I have resorted to instead of actually leaving the house, instead having what we refer to as “Pajama-Blanket-Movie Nights”. Thank freaking god for Snuggies and Netflix.

One of the movies we recently checked out was The Box. It was directed by Richard Kelly (of Donnie Darko fame) and included James Marsden and Cameron Diaz playing the protagonists.

The movie itself was decent, but I found myself more into the movie for its wardrobe and sets than the actual storyline. It’s set in the 70’s, and included the raddest foil wallpaper in their bathroom and some real standout 70’s pieces worn by Diaz. A few things that really stood out to me was her maxi coat, the navy blue gown worn to her sister’s wedding (which featured a scooped, draped back) and the variety of scarves she used to accessorize all her every day outfits.

I never realized how much I liked all things 70’s. I appreciate how women’s fashion then has a slight, menswear-ish feel yet is still very feminine. I plan while thrifting on trying to find a similar maxi coat and using more of my scarves in the coming few weeks. I also plan on having foil wallpaper in my bathroom someday as well. It’s the bomb diggity.
What’s your favorite decade? Does it inspire your style?

2 Responses to “Style Inspiration- The Box”

  1. Susie Madrak November 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    I not only had a maxi-coat, I also had foil wallpaper in the bathroom! (J. wasn’t born yet.)

    The thing I remember most about the 70s is the icky feel of polyester against my skin.

  2. Ava Aston's Muckery November 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Since I wasn’t even a gleam in my mother’s eye in the 70’s I must rely on movies, TV and books to tell me about the fabulous 1970’s.

    Thanks for turning back the disco ball and allowing me a glimpse into that decade to see what I missed.



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