Fashion films are among my favourite things to watch, not only do they inspire me career wise but they also give me so many ideas for creating my own outfits and looks. This post is going to be a little bit about my top 3 favourite fashion movies, if you haven’t seen these…you NEED to watch them!
Number one: The Devil Wears Prada. The Devil Wears Pradamovie came out in 2006 and since then I have watched it countless times. Not only does this film provide you with hilarity, but it shows the real hard work behind the scenes of working for a magazine and also how hard it is to get a great job even when you have the qualifications. Meryl Streep plays the magazine editor in this movie and she carries the icy character so incredibly well. My favourite quote from this movie was said by her,
“This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
– The Devil Wears Prada
I would highly recommend this movie to all fashion lovers!
Number two: Confessions of a Shopaholic. This movie came out in 2009, and follows the life of a University graduate (Rebecca Bloomwood), she is living in New York, a dream for many of us, and has a real shopping addiction BUT her shopping addiction lands her in an incredible amount of dept. This film is absolutely hilarious and has lots of inspiring quotes throughout. Here is my favourite;
“So I buy it. The most perfect little cardigan in the world. People will call me the Girl in the Grey Cardigan. I’ll be able to live in it. Really, it’s an investment.”
– Confessions of a Shopaholic
If you enjoy a rom-com and love fashion – this film is for you.
Number three: Sex and the City. Ofcourse, I just had to mention this movie. This movie came out in 2008, and is also set in New York. The main character we follow in this movie is Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker and her clear passion for the world of fashion is exactly what inspired me to study Fashion at University. Here is my favourite Carrie quote;
‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’
– Sex and the City
Below i will add some links to Amazon, where the films listed are available to purchase:
The Devil Wears Prada – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devil-Wears-Prada-DVD/dp/B000JXYJMI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509975265&sr=8-2&keywords=the+devil+wears+prada
Confessions Of A Shopaholic – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Confessions-Shopaholic-DVD-Isla-Fisher/dp/B001QOGX50/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1509975355&sr=1-1&keywords=confessions+of+a+shopaholic
Sex And The City – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sex-City-Sarah-Jessica-Parker/dp/B0017KKJK8/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1509975402&sr=1-2&keywords=sex+and+the+city