20th Century Women Style

I just watched the movie 20th Century Women. So good. It’s deeply moving and well acted. I especially appreciate the care that went into the design of the movie. I love the color combinations and how scenes are composed.

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Certain scenes feel inspired by the photographer Stephen Shore. Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 10.37.58 AM

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I noticed all the wall colors, lamps, and fabric choices.
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I love the wardrobe choices for the character played by Greta Gerwig. The character tells us that she decided to color her hair red after seeing the movie The Man Who Fell To Earth. (BTW — we have that DVD at the library)

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A few times throughout the movie they use this 3D coloring effect. It makes it feel so real to the time period. I was 11 years old in 1979. I clearly remember wearing paper 3D glasses as a child and looking at photos that looked like this. Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 10.49.06 AM

The librarian in me appreciates all the references made to books and movies throughout the film. The image below is from a New York magazine article where the filmmaker, Mike Mills, shares seven things that inspired 20th Century Women. Check it out.sisterhood book

Jimmy Carter’s Crisis of Confidence speech plays an important role in the movie. It’s worth a re-listen. I ♥ Jimmy Carter.

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Jimmy Carter’s Full “Crisis of Confidence” Speech (July 15, 1979)

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The movie is set in a time before the internet. People got together and talked face to face. Let’s all resolve to have more dinner parties —  but without the cigarette smoking.

xo jam

handmade playclothes

playclothes from vintage slips

Forgive this collection of bad old photographs.  I just found this image in an old file.  I don’t have the heart to look for the originals.  This was my attempt to make play clothes for my nieces. I bought up old slips and added stretchable straps on top so they could be worn as dresses.  I sewed doilies onto the slip on the bottom right to cover up stains.  I wish I had tried to hand dye that one.  That might have looked fun.  The pale pink one on the top right was a longish slip. I sewed folds into it to give it volume and to make it short enough for a little girl to wear as a playclothes skirt.  I’m in the mood to alter clothing.  Take a look at my upcycle inspo board on Pinterest for more upcycling inspiration.