Remarkably I had never seen Casablanca before this past weekend. Of course I loved it! Casablanca has everything I love in a film, 1940's clothes, an exotic setting, great actors, and an engaging script. Ingrid Bergman's costumes are divine and even the extras at Ricks Cafe American each night have enviable wardrobes worthy of study. It was interesting to me how "daytime" some of the hats seemed that the extras wore at night to the cafe. The sparking brooch pinned on Bergman's first ensemble stood out against the crisp white silky ensemble beautifully, and of course her suit and hat in the final scene are iconic. Hats off to costume designer Orry-Kelly. I know I'll be looking to her enviable wardrobe for inspiration once spring and summer arrive again. If only I had a trip to Casablanca, or Tangier, or perhaps Marrakesh on the books, I'll just have to dress like I do instead!