Thursday, September 19, 2019

I saw American Hustle while I was out of town this week and wasn’t expecting it to blow me away, but it did on so many levels–I loved the acting, the pacing, the story and Christian Bale’s voice. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

I have a soft spot for DVF to begin with, so once Irving takes Sydney to his dry cleaning store and upgrades her wardrobe with lots of DVF wrap dresses, I was pretty much hustled. Michael Wilkinson, the costume designer, had full access to the Halston vintage vault and modeled the look on late 70s Studio 54, Playboy, Cosmo, Breck girl ads and movies like Good Fellas, Saturday Night Fever and Atlantic City.

I loved that details like the hair, nails and furs were over-the-top but never took away from the acting.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

p.s. There’s a new post on cozy comfort over on Magical Mined today and a quick peek at one of my favorite sets from American Hustle.


Blond Duck August 29, 2019 at 01:01

I love Jennifer Lawrence!

The Dainty Dolls House August 29, 2019 at 10:30

I’ve not seen it yet. But, the clothes are amazing. I will have to see it soon :))) I hope you have a gorgeous weekend doll xox

Rowena @ rolala loves August 30, 2019 at 00:36

I really want to see this film. I’ve heard great things about it. It must’ve been fun to see Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence rock those 70’s fashions and hair styles.

MrJeffery August 30, 2019 at 08:07

i loved it too & all the DVF!

Boye By Red August 30, 2019 at 09:38

Oh my god, these outfits are amazing. So sexy and beautiful. Wouldn’t know which one to choose. I want them all.
I wanted to see the movie, but now after seeing the dresses and how good the girls look, i want to see it even more.
However, the first movie i am going to see is 12 Years Slave. Steve Mcqueen is one of my favourite directors and this movie promises to be his best one to date.

About Last Weekend August 30, 2019 at 09:46

Wow, this film is going to be a seminal fashion moment to rival Michelle PFPFfeiffer in that seventies movie. Love Amy Adams she can do adorable or otherwise

Mira August 30, 2019 at 13:29

I haven’t seen it yet but the outfits look totally amazing!!

xx Mira

FASHION TALES August 30, 2019 at 23:10

Love all of the glam and dresses! I was also quite surprised with this film, I felt that everyone gave their all. I loved the acting, fashion, and inspiration for the costumes. I liked the film a lot.

Ann August 31, 2019 at 00:46

I just love Christian Bale
since Little Women, and this one is a must-watch for me. I think my hubby will like this too… he only watches movies with me that are not drama and tear jerkers. This one I’m sure he’ll love too.

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans August 31, 2019 at 16:40

I desperately need to see this film – love the style and the cast!!


Zara August 31, 2019 at 16:48

Haven’t seen the film, but intrigued enough! The latest film I have watched is Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen. Started watching by chance and couldn’t stop! And definitely want to read anything Hemingway now!:)
Have you seen it? 🙂
Take care!

Rebecca August 31, 2019 at 19:34

I got to see this movie at a special screening awhile back and thought it was awesome! Loved the acting and some of the clothes were just fantastic!

Pamela RG August 31, 2019 at 21:49

I have not seen the movie yet. But from the previews and reviews the movie story and costumes look fantastic. Well, who could not love Bradley Cooper and as you mentioned Christian Bale? Have a wonderful weekend.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic August 31, 2019 at 22:51

Hi !!!!!
I love those photos & I’m a major DVF fan!!!!!
I haven’t seen the movie yet but will very soon!!!!
Hope you had a great weekend,
Shannon :-

Diana Mieczan September 1, 2019 at 03:07

I am so excited to see this film and I am so pleased that you loved it. Can not wait!

gigisgoneshopping September 1, 2019 at 06:23

Hello. Visiting from About Last Weekend. I saw this recently and loved it. The acting was amazing. Christian Bale & Amy Adams can do no wrong. Bradley Cooper has finally won me over.

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest September 1, 2019 at 10:08

yay! i am glad you talked about the clothes. as soon as i saw this movie i came home and wrote the 70’s mod post. i mean the overall styling in this movie just blew me away. i think they could have been talking jibberish and i still would have loved. of course they didn’t though and the movie itself was fantastic. excite to shoot over to MM and see what else you have to say! xo

Tr3nDyGiRL Fashion Blog September 1, 2019 at 11:40

looking so amazing i really love this post
I posted a new article, I’d love to know your opinion
would you like to pass from my blog?

Couture Carrie September 1, 2019 at 15:07

Amazing costumes!
Can’t wait to see this one!


Marieken Hoefnagel September 2, 2019 at 18:53

I love a movie that involves gorgeous clothes!

June September 2, 2019 at 20:40

I’ve heard its great!~ Maybe I’ll watch it tomorrow

Margaret Dallospedale September 3, 2019 at 10:12

So interesting honey!!!
I’ve heard good about this film.

Sam September 3, 2019 at 13:35

Great style review on the movie, I am looking forward to seeing it

Alicia Mackin September 3, 2019 at 16:58

I sooooo want to see this movie, I have good things about it. And I LOVE Christian Bale…omg he is a god. No really he is an excellent actor and I will see anything he is in. Did you know he was the young boy in “Empire of the Sun” I just leaned that recently. I loved that movie as a kid. I was a weird kid, I liked war movie and period movies.

Lauren September 3, 2019 at 18:15

I have heard such wonderful about that movie, it is definitely on my movies to see list!

Kim Alston September 3, 2019 at 18:22

i haven’t seen it mary jo, but you have me intrigued.

Chic ‘n Cheap Living September 4, 2019 at 11:26

I was also instantly smitten by the costumes in this movie. But you’re right – the hair, jewelry and makeup really set the look!

Manhattan Image and Style September 4, 2019 at 21:12

Oh, I have to see 70’s films now. Great style and great post! <3

Classiq September 5, 2019 at 03:35

I loved the clothes the moment I saw the trailer. I can hardly wait to see the movie, as it’s finally arrived in our cinemas. I have a good feeling about it and now that I know you liked it I’m even more anxious to see it.

Sam September 6, 2019 at 00:13

I am so grateful for your insightful comments. Have a great week ahead hun!

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