Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Spotlight: Science Fiction and 1940's Noir


I'm going to blame Rouge One (I've seen it twice so far, so excellent!) for rekindling this desire, but I really want to try and style some more 1940's meets Science Fiction style looks this winter. Blade Runner and it's fusion of futuristic and 40's film noir styles has always inspired me of course, and I really want to try some more Rachel inspired looks. I've got some interesting black textured fabrics and a really sheer iridescent chiffon to try and play around with to bring in some more vintage meets future/space pieces into my wardrobe. I'm thinking a sculptural early 40's bolero jacket and strict pencil skirt in black, and a billowy romantic Casablanca style blouse in the sheer iridescent fabric. Something a little different, but still very vintage somehow. After all, old Hollywood designer Adrian inspired the suits in Blade Runner, and the beaded details on Star War's Padme's costumes aren't so different from the embellished garments of the 1940's.

Are there any other gals out there who love this fusion of vintage and futuristic fashions like I do?
















10 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you girl! Something so glam and mysterious about the combo of the film noir/sci-fi !

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    1. I wish more films would combine the two, I love a hyper modern future that looks like the past <3

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  2. I do, of course! And I bet Katherine (tubby3pug) does too.

    Other good sources of 40s SF inspiration would be Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Dark City.

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    1. As I haven't seen either of those I'll have to put them on my list!

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  3. Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, and I love Rachel's costumes. So glam! Have you seen the 1930s' film 'Roberta', where Irene Dunne wears a shiny black dress with huge bow neckline? Part sci-fi, part fetish!!

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    1. Rachel is such a style icon <3 I have not seen Roberta so I'll have to look out for it!

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  4. I like the strong silhouettes and the embellishment. So looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  5. I absolutely adore Blade Runner - one of my favorite movies, and a constant source of style inspiration for me. I actually did a Blade Runner inspired shoot when I was in Hong Kong earlier this year, and it's one of my favorite photo shoots that I've ever done! I'd love to see where you go with the inspiration, because I know it's going to be gorgeous.

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    1. I hope the sequel they are making doesn't suck, and that they keep the 40's flair going for the style. How fun to travel to Hong Kong! I really want to travel to Japan this year and would love to do the same sorta shoot in Tokyo <3

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