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.
I noticed all the wall colors, lamps, and fabric choices.
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)
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.
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.
I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for Halloween. I really enjoyed creating this costume. It was comfortable and relatively easy to put together. Not everybody knew who I was supposed to be. Some people thought I was the Chiquita banana lady. But others knew immediately and gave me a knowing smile. It was like being “in” on an “inside joke” all day.
I love Halloween because I love creating a costume. It’s like a design challenge. The picture below is from a belated work Christmas party — we celebrated in April. We all got together at the library after closing and watched The King’s Speech and dined on British-y food. The fine fellow with me is a former co-worker. Fun, right?
All this talk of costumes makes me jealous of Cindy Sherman. She is always playing dress-up.