Wednesday, August 6, 2008

In The Mood For Love

In The Mood For Love

I just watched Wong Kar-Wai's In The Mood For Love for the first time last night, and I was completely blown away (I can't believe it took me this long to see it). I was enthralled by how each shot looked like a work of art in its own right, and how the colours and lighting and costumes and music all melded so seamlessly with the slow-burn narrative. My head is full of layered jewel tones and pops of bright colour and Maggie Cheung's endless parade of stunning cheongsams.

In The Mood For Love

Although I don't have any cheongsams in my wardrobe, there was plenty of inspiration to be gleaned from Love, not the least of which is the use of colour. Even just the placement of an unassuming object like a green teapot help create beautiful tapestries of colour onscreen.

The most In The Mood For Love-eqsue thing I could find (colour-wise, anyway) to wear was this scarf that I draped over a tight-fitting top and pencil skirt.

Scarf: vintage Nina Ricci


The Clothes Horse said...

I've heard about this film before, now I feel even more driven to view it! So gorgeous!

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