The last time we featured Meg Ryan also happened to be a New Year’s Eve post – guess America’s sweetheart gets kissed a lot! In the 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, Ryan plays an uptight New Yorker whose best friend happens to be a man (played by Billy Crystal), and the two spend years together without realizing they’re absolutely perfect for each other. The movie laid the groundwork for a lot other rom-coms, and while Meg Ryan’s clothing is preppy and pristine throughout the whole film (outfitted by costume designer Gloria Gresham), the dresses she sports are actually pretty dated. Doesn’t mean she’s any less cute in them! Here, Harry & Sally spend New Year’s Eve together, which foreshadows the importance of the holiday for them later in the movie… Our editors had trouble finding a photo of the final New Year’s scene, but we did find these cute pics from Mirror80, which did an adorable feature on Sally’s earlier NYE dress and how to update the off-the shoulder, ruffled look! Later, these two realize they’re right for each other on Dec. 31st, which is probably why this holiday is so over hyped – everyone’s waiting for a declaration of love that doesn’t come lol! Have a very Happy New Year’s anyway! <3
This “Tuesday Twosome” is a “Tuesday Trio,” and who better to feature during a week dedicated to witches than the Witches of Eastwick? In the 1987 film, the beguiling ladies are played by everlasting beauties Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. They play Alexandra Medford, Jane Spofford, and Sukie Ridgemont, respectively – three friends who are drastically different, but all face the same issue: men trouble. While lamenting and bonding one night, the women accidentally and unknowingly form a coven, and conjure the “perfect man.” Unfortunately, the so-called perfect guy happens to be Satan! And who better to play him than devilish Hollywood bad boy, Jack Nicholson? Here, the three ladies play around in some gorgeous frocks. Cher looks stunning in a black evening gown, with a subtle sequined detail; Michelle Pfeiffer’s character is sporting a slick black hat and a large-printed pajama set; and Susan Sarandon’s character, Jane, goes from nerdy music teacher to a voluptuous redhead in a gold lamé gown. The film’s costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers mentioned in a 1990 article in the LA Times, she’s featured jewelry of her late mother in all of her work. (Fun Fact: Rodgers is also the costumer from Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, who designed our favorite black-and-white striped pattern the lead character wears!) The witches look absolutely lovely here playing around, but things take a dark and dangerous turn, and they have to figure out a way to get rid of the once perfect boyfriend they all use to share! (P.S. If you couldn’t tell from the details mentioned already, this movie is super weird!)
On the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, what better shoe to feature than a high heel dedicated to Marty McFly? Designer Nicholas Kirkwood created a collection of high-end shoes based on influences from the 1980s. Here is his “Back to the Sneaker,” made to look like Marty’s self-tying sneakers in 2015. The website is adorably designed (as is the box they come in) and definitely worth a visit! Kirkwood is an inventor that would make Doc Brown proud!
We’re back from the future! It’s been a year and a half since our editors have posted on our beloved site, but we’re back! In honor of Back to the Future Day (October 21, 2015), what better outfit to post on Pink Wednesday than Jennifer Parker’s sweet pastel jacket? In the 1985 film, Marty McFly’s girlfriend, Jennifer (played by the lovely Claudia Wells) rocks a pair of jeans, an open floral button-down, a black vest donning some pink flowers and a decade-appropriate soft pink jacket. It is the ultimate girl-next-door uniform of the 1980s. The film’s costume designer was Deborah Lynn Scott, and we’ve featured her work on the film in a previous post about the Top 10 Prom Dresses on Film. (Marty’s mother also sports pink – at her 1955 school dance where he has to trick his parents to fall in love!) It is one of this editor’s all-time favorite films! As Doc Brown says, “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one!” Happy October 21st, 2015!
Forty years ago today, our editors’ parents went out on their very first date. An Irish Marine and an Italian girl from New York City would eventually settle down and have two daughters (us!) What better movie to discuss on their anniversary than a romantic comedy written by an Irish Marine about an Italian girl from New York City?! John Patrick Shanley’s script comes to life starring Cher in this 1987 film as Loretta Castorini, a frugal bookkeeper who ends up falling for her boring fiance’s passionate brother (played by Nicolas Cage). This movie also has a particularly great makeover scene, when Loretta decides she needs to spice up her life! She spots a great strapless maroon cocktail dress while window shopping, and decides to go for it! Cher looks great attending the opera with a full head of dark Italian curls, a long glamorous black coat, the dark red dress, and a very young Nicolas Cage on her arm! It’s the magic of “la bella luna” that leads to true love!
We can’t stop watching the trailer for the new film Crazy Stupid Love with Marisa Tomei, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell, so we thought it’d be appropriate to visit some of the best looks of the Brooklyn babe. (Well that, and it’s our 101st “Look-of-the-Day,” and what’s closer to a 101 Dalmations outfit than this vertiginous Cruella de Vil top?!) Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award for playing Miss Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 hit My Cousin Vinny. Mona Lisa’s voice isn’t the only thing that’s loud in this movie; her clothing is completely over the top (and out of place in Louisiana), but we kind of love this 1980s-esque black and white swirl top. Her curly locks, dark brows, silver hoops accented with red lips and nails actually looks pretty cool. (Can you tell our editors were born in Long Island during the 80s?) But despite her outlandish exterior, Mona Lisa is one sharp woman, and she ends up solving the case that prevents her boyfriend’s nephew from going to prison for life! It just goes to show, you can take the girl outta New York, but you’ll never take the New York outta the girl!
theSkinnyStiletto has Spring Fever and with the flowers comes America’s favorite past-time: baseball! Today is Opening Day, and we’ve decided to feature our favorite best-dressed baseball beauty. In Bull Durham Susan Sarandon plays Annie, a sassy, smart-mouthed teacher and minor league baseball team “Durham Bulls” fan/score-keeper. Alongside the yummy Kevin Costner as “Crash,” her quick wit and sensible way of dressing practically steal every scene! Whereas other characters in the film can be easy victims of 1980s fashion, Sarandon wears classic throw-back pieces including cinched waistlines, A-line skirts, white Ked sneakers and sweaters worn slightly off her shoulder. Our favorite look is her black, white and gray plaid dress with a bright red belt, pictured left. Sarandon even looks good in an over-sized black button-down after finally seducing Costner. It’s no wonder a young Tim Robbins fell for the woman who would eventually become mother to his two children on this set. Crash famously describes being in the major leagues as, “You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.” Crash may never return to “the show,” but he certainly wins a shapely genius in Annie. In the midst of grass stains, muddy fields, and tobacco chewing, her sophisticated silhouettes make us eager for sunshine, the scent of freshly cut grass, and the words, “Play Ball!”