• Cahiers du cinémode

    Cahiers du cinémode is a blog dedicated to exploring the intersection of style and the moving image and showcasing the best (read: my favourite) in film fashion. I am a film nerd, but not a film snob, so the outfits you find here will range wildly in style and provenance, from German Expressionist awesomeness to the (still awesome) uniforms designed by Sue Ellen in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. Yes, that’s right: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.

Muppet chic

Image via Complex I have a very soft spot in my heart for the Muppets, and I’m super excited to go see the new Muppet movie. In my film fashion meanderings I came across this shot of Miss Piggy at New York Fashion Week, sitting next to one of my favourite ladies. Heart heart heart … Continue reading

Jane Pratt and Clara Bow

If I were to pick the one magazine cover that stands out the most in my mind, out of all magazine covers EVER, it would probably be the Kurt and Courtney issue of Sassy from 1992 (runner up: anything featuring Drew Barrymore). I vividly remember being at the 7-11 on the corner (my childhood was … Continue reading

Must see: Bill Cunningham New York

Ack. Must. See. This. Lucky for me it opens in Toronto tomorrow.

The King’s muted tones

I saw the King’s Speech the other weekend. It was wonderful, and so so beautiful to look at, with its squid ink blue and sepia tones. Just after seeing the film I came across Miss Moss‘s splendid* contribution over at le projet d’amour: period film street style, parts 1 and 2. It includes this perfect … Continue reading

Eyeglasses and abandoned mansions

Y’all (Friday Night Lights may be over – sigh – but my affected use of the word y’all remains) know how much I love eyeglasses, be they vintage or, in this case, vintage inspired. Perusing a new (to me) blog, Hello My Dear, I came across this Oliver People’s video/ad from their 2010 campaign, directed … Continue reading

Blogger jail (and high school football fashion)

I know. The amount that I’ve blogged here lately is criminal. I’m sorry. I just haven’t been watching very many movies lately. I’m stuck on TV, and while I love the West Wing to pieces, Capitol Hill fashion just isn’t my thing. The same with Texas high school style (I’m currently watching the final season … Continue reading

The glory that is Tilda Swinton

New years resolutions are meant to be broken, right? So, I’m doing this thing wherein I forego TV, movies, books, the Internet, wheat, sugar, dairy, and restaurants. I kind of woke up one morning and thought, I am so tired of consuming things. I’m spending all of January (and the first few days of February) … Continue reading

New Year’s resolution: blog more

Excuse my absence, I’ve been busy drinking eggnog and snogging people under the mistletoe. Not really. I’ve been living it up in Vancouver, and by living it up I mean eating lots of sushi and dim sum. I arrived in Toronto late last night and managed to sleep for a few hours before going back … Continue reading

The Exploding Girl (or: Countdown to spring dresses)

You guys, the days are officially getting longer. By some weird design, though, that means we’ve just hit the beginning of winter. All I want to do is curl up on the couch with movies, popcorn, and mugs of hot chocolate with cayenne. Side note: Are you aware of how much more delicious freshly popped … Continue reading

Mattie Ross, style icon?

Yessir. I saw True Grit the other night. The trailer came on before Black Swan,  and the next day I told my roommate that I wanted to see it. “Oh,” she said. “If you want to go tonight you can give my name at an advance screening at the Lightbox.” Awesome. And yes, please. So … Continue reading