Thursday, January 24, 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.


Margaret Dallospedale November 30, 2017 at 01:39

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

Sam November 30, 2017 at 10:52

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

Pamela RG November 30, 2017 at 12:43

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.

Chic ‘n Cheap Living November 30, 2017 at 19:52

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

June December 1, 2017 at 15:46

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

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic December 1, 2017 at 19:12

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 :-

Kim Alston December 2, 2017 at 08:06

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

FASHION TALES December 2, 2017 at 19:27

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.

Blond Duck December 4, 2017 at 00:33

I love Jennifer Lawrence!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans December 4, 2017 at 15:12

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


Rebecca December 4, 2017 at 18:00

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!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest December 4, 2017 at 23:30

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

Sam December 5, 2017 at 07:03

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

Diana Mieczan December 5, 2017 at 13:57

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

MrJeffery December 5, 2017 at 14:09

i loved it too & all the DVF!

Manhattan Image and Style December 5, 2017 at 15:26

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

Classiq December 5, 2017 at 16:31

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.

The Dainty Dolls House December 5, 2017 at 19:54

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

Boye By Red December 5, 2017 at 21:21

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.

Alicia Mackin December 6, 2017 at 00:07

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.

Tr3nDyGiRL Fashion Blog December 7, 2017 at 02:23

looking so amazing i really love this post
I posted a new article, I’d love to know your opinion
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Rowena @ rolala loves December 7, 2017 at 21:55

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.

gigisgoneshopping December 7, 2017 at 23:21

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.

Lauren December 8, 2017 at 03:45

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

Ann December 8, 2017 at 23:40

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.

Marieken Hoefnagel December 9, 2017 at 04:08

I love a movie that involves gorgeous clothes!

Zara December 9, 2017 at 15:32

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!

Couture Carrie December 9, 2017 at 18:17

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


Mira December 10, 2017 at 20:56

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

xx Mira

About Last Weekend December 11, 2017 at 01:09

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

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