Nowhere Boy (or: Happiness is a warm cardigan)

I saw Nowhere Boy a couple of nights ago. Artist Sam Taylor-Wood‘s first feature is a biopic, focusing on the young John Lennon’s relationships with his aunt, who raised him, and his mother, as well as the formation of the band that would evolve into the Beatles. I really enjoyed the film. I found the … Continue reading

Pretty in Pink (or: Please, please, please let me get what I want this time. Iona’s sense of style)

From its opening frames — a series of hyper-close-ups of Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) getting dressed in her eclectic handmade outfit — it is clear that Pretty in Pink is a film about fashion, about style, and about what the things we wear say about us, along with what they don’t say. Andie is a … Continue reading

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (or: The style of his soul)

You know those friends who are just 8000 times cooler than you are? The ones who are constantly introducing you to the amazing things that they love and then you love them too because they are just so perfect? My friend Claire is like that. I first met Claire when she was 12 and I … Continue reading

Greenberg (or: The men dress like children, the children dress like superheroes, and the women dress like pretty ladies)

Greenberg wasn’t what you would call a fashion smorgasbord. Mostly just Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) wandering around LA wearing a lot of brown and being acerbic (my favourite line in the film, Greenberg on Los Angeles fashion: “All the men out here dress like children, and the children dress like superheroes.”).