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Fashion and Film Friday: Down With Love

Friday, March 26, 2010

down with love vintage movie fashion
down with love vintage movie fashion
down with love vintage movie fashion
down with love vintage movie fashion




This is such a cute movie and a must-see for great vintage fashion. Starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, Down with Love is set in 1962 New York. Feminist author, Barbara Novak's  best selling book, "Down with Love" has changed the playing field for playboy, Catcher Block. The book instructs women to replace feelings of love with chocolate and to have sex whenever (and with whoever) they please just like men do! When Catcher's many mistresses ditch him after reading this new manual for love, he goes undercover as an astronaut to try to charm his way into Barbara's heart and prove to the world of women that the author of Down With Love isn't all she's cracked up to be.

The gorgeous mod costumes of this flick were designed by Daniel Orlandi designer for movies Marilyn and Me, Rocketman, Cinderella Man, and next year's Your Cheating Heart. Down With Love is a perfect film to study for late 50's/early 60's hair and make-up as well. And what incredible sets!

For next week's Fashion and Film Friday: Pleasantville

14 Responses to “Fashion and Film Friday: Down With Love”

  1. Loved that movie!!! So cheeky.

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  2. thanks, Beth! I'm getting a pic of me in my finery for my award post tomorrow! Thank you for the lovely award!!

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  3. I love that movie! Barbara Novak's apartment is to die for.

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  4. I've never seen this film, it looks really good though! x

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  5. Half of me has always wanted to see this movie, but I just despise Renee Zelwiger (sp?) so I never have. Those yellow checkered/hounds tooth jackets are droooool worthy to say the least :)

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  6. When the first scene you have posted happened in the movie and the girls opened their coats- I almost peed in my pants I loved it so much! Okay, that's probably a slight overstatement, but it was incredibly cool.

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  7. sorry, no matter how cool the clothes are or even if Ewan McGregor gets naked, I can't stand Renee enough to watch this. Ok, maybe if Ewan does get naked...
    melina bee

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  8. well, he doesn't get naked...just hangs around in a towel. She drives me crazy too, but I love fashion more than I loathe her scrunchy weird face.

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand her! haha :) I sound so mean!

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  10. sad thing is, I like her movies. I love Bridget Jones, I love Down with Love, I love Chicago....I just don't like her! *lol* How weird!

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  11. Not my favorite movie but totally worth seeing for the fashions *drool*

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  12. I only watched this the other day! I really enjoyed it and loved the twist :) Amazing clothes, i especially love the scene with the yellow and hounds tooth coats (in the first pic on here).

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  13. Im not a pretty Pin up girl, but I do love your blog! the outfits and clothes you post are fantastic!

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  14. thats a great combo. fun!

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