Oh my gosh you guys! This movie gave me heart palpitations, I swear. I'm not going to say much about the story at all, because I don't want to give one ounce of it away for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, or read the book. I will talk about the fashion and Reese Witherspoon though, because I don't think she's ever looked more beautiful than she does in this movie.
The whole thing is set in the 1930's in a circus. Could there be a more picturesque setting? I love 30's glamour, and mixing it in with the gaudiness of the circus makes for amazing visuals.
Check out these incredible sketches alongside the real wardrobe, I found them on Instyle.com .
One of my favourite looks (as you already know for the Tourist wardrobe review) is any evening gown cut on the bias, like this one:
Reese really knows how to pull off that inverted V halter neckline. Oooh la la, take a gander at this lovely one in red red red:
And, of course, every lady has to have a dress that looks just as good leaving a room as it did walking in.
I loved every outfit she wore, even the housecoats! The casual looks were just as beautiful as the evening wear.
And my #1 favourite look:
You can't really tell, but she's wearing Jodhpurs! Makes me want to run out and get a pair. And look at all of the lovely bangles on her wrist.
If you go to this movie be prepared for a bit of an emotional roller coaster (and quite a bit of violence), but also be prepared for incredible visuals, wardrobe, hair, sets, and lighting.
All in all it was a good night out and I'm inspired to make something with a 30's vibe to it somehow. If I had someplace to wear an evening gown you know I'd be on that instantly, but maybe something a bit more low key will be in order. We'll see what I can come up with!