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

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Modern Minimal Vintage

I’m obsessed with a trend I’ve noticed on Instagram that I’m going to call Modern Minimal Vintage or MMV for short (pronounced like envy but with an M sound in the front. Let’s see if that sticks.) Below are some of the instashops I’m following. The best part of this trend is that these pieces are pretty easy to find in your local secondhand stores. You just need to be confident in the styling.

My favorite shop is Iamthat_shop out of Portland, Oregon. I love how she styles her looks. She’s made me aware that when vintage shopping I need to look for simple turtlenecks, sleeveless velvet tops, elastic waist pants, and unusual colors — like salmon.iamthattwosweaters iamthat-salmon-wool-pants i-am-that-tan-pantsi-am-that-pink-shirtiam-that-elastic-waist

Persephone Vintage also has great styling inspiration. She has reminded me to look at two-piece suits, jewel tones, and belted coats.

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Mirth is great too. Their collection of images reminded me to look for drop earrings, midi-skirts, and chunky heels.

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What do you look for when you are shopping secondhand?

The Family Room Podcast

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Hey Locals, you should totally subscribe to this podcast by Peter Squires. It seriously is a great way to learn about your friends and neighbors. Peter interviewed me recently about blogging, Style Queue magazine, and random life stuff. Click on the image above to take a listen.

Speaking of interviews, Peter was just interviewed on the Five Spot on Seacoastonline. Follow the link to learn more about Peter, like his favorite color for instance. 🙂

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Peter Squires – 4077 Photography

I am currently enrolled in an Intro to Photography course at UNH. I am finally learning what all those buttons mean on my camera. I love this photo of Peter by 4077 Photography. So well done! What is the positive version of the word jealous? — That is how I feel about this photo.