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MOVIE: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton

So… I’ve kind of had this documentary forever now. I saw it sometime during the summer when I was trolling YouTube and the blogs for fashion documentaries. I was going to post it but then I had to run, and then when I got back I was supposed to format it correctly, and all of those things and so yeah, Marc Jacobs + Louis Vuitton the documentary is just getting posted. Don’t kill me.

Shot in 2006 the documentary shows the makings of the Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs collections for 2007. If I remember correctly(it has been a few months) the film takes place in Paris and New York, and we even get to make a stop in Tokyo as Marc restages a show there. I remember being impressed, and excited that the film was sort of a Marc before the Marc we know now. It’s always good to step behind the curtain and see how a designer does exactly what he does. I actually think I saw this about 2 weeks before the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 show.


Le Langue D’Amour


The Nickleodeon Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina showed the film Coco Chanel + Igor Stravinsky last week and luckily, on Thursday I got a chance to attend. I’d been to the Nick before, it’s a small independent theatre with only one screen but it’s nice. For those who are of age, there is beer and wine that can be purchased, but for those who aren’t there is popcorn and candy. To be honest I totally forgot that theatres carry food and so I stuffed my face with Reese’s Pieces before. Don’t judge me.
Anyway, the movie, which runs 118 minutes, is in French. Luckily for me I know a bit of French, but I didn’t really use it that much since there were subtitles. The movie is not a “fashion documentary” per se. Actually, it’s not even a documentary as it was based on the fictional novel Coco & Igor by Chris Greenhalgh. Set in the Paris of 1920, the film traces the love tryst between coutouriere Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stavinsky. Without spilling too many of the beans, Coco Chanel becomes enraptured by Igor Stavinsky and invites him and his family to live with her since they have pretty much been exiled from France. The tryst begins and results of this come in the form of Chanel No. 5, as well as Igor Stravinsky’s new works.
While I don’t want to say more to spoil it, I will say that this film is definitely NOT suited for everyone. If there is any prude inside of you… as there is in me, parts of the film will cause you to clutch your pearls. Other than that… c’est encroyable!

MOVIE: The September Issue


Undoubtedly one of the more noted fashion industry documentaries, The September Issue shows the inner workings of American Vogue during one of the most demanding times, the makings of their September Issue. Billed as the January of fashion, September is when fall fashion makes it’s debut and really normally sets the tone for the rest of the year. Magazines put out their largest issues during this time so we see here as Anna presides over the fashion bible while interacting with such heavy hitters like Grace Coddington and Andre Leon Talley. Her influence and clout in the industry is palpable as they explain what she has done and we see how other industry personnel such as Thakoon as well as retailers, seem to revere her.

VIDEO: Devil Wears Prada


Based off of the novel, The Devil Wears Prada, this movie tells about Andy Sachs who lands an interview at the most prestigious magazine in the world, Runway. The movie documents her struggles with the internship and how she falls into the industry, becoming one of the “clackers” working for Miranda Priestly. Entirely fictional, the film is said to be based off of Anna Wintour and Vogue. Although Anna denies this there are striking similarities.

MOVIE: Unzipped


To say I’ve been searching high and low for this documentary would be an understatement. Every few months I will get online and search for it, I was always looking to download, download download download. i could find torrents but…. call me a prudish blogger… I didn’t know what that was and wasn’t interested in finding out. Any way last night I was looking again for my monthly ritual and found the documentary in 8 different clips. Why I couldn’t find it before, I’m not sure but color me excited when I heard Isaac Mizrahi’s voice booming at me through the speakers of my Mac Book.

See the rest of the documentary below the clip.


Ohkay you’re right Isaac doesn’t really boom so much, but you know what I mean right? Was annoyed that I had to click each clip, yes but did I click them all and watch the advertisements, you bet! I wanted to get into Issac’s head(well the one he had in 1994) and I wanted to see him at work. Seeing Andre Leon Talley and Candy Pratts in their earlier years was great for me. Also just seeing how some designers take sometimes more “unorthodox” approaches to creating their collections. Also seeing designers who are in the industry plainly for the design aspect and how they feel about the other aspects that they must incorporate into their collections was very insightful and exciting for me.


All in all I loved the documentary. While watching it really drove home th epoint to me that everything about fashion is changing. Isaac did this show with the scrim and that was revolutionary when I’ve seen videos of shows where the entire backstage was the show. In addition, the models were drastically different in those days. In the times of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss the models had a voice. The designer asked them things, and requested things instead of demanding them. In addition there was more to walking. The walk wasn’t a straight up and back, even the posture of the walk wasn’t the same during that time, fashion is ever evolving and that’s not just in reference to the clothing. The point was really driven home by this documentary.



MOVIE: Nightmare on Elmstreet

So last night my friends drug me off to Chattanooga for a night in town. We went to Chili’s where I had a really good Santa Fe Chicken Wrap, fries, and my customary glass of water with lemon and no ice. After about atleast an hour there we made our way to RAVE and into the almost packed theatre. I will tell you now, I do NOT like scary movies. I’ve always just had this thing… IDK maybe the fact that they are made to be scary is too much for me. Anyways after the required vocal rating of every preview that flashed across the screen, the movie began.

See the preview and more of my opinion under the clip

I’m going to try and say my opinion without spoiling too much. Ohkay, so I will say I was a little scared. Ohkay I was maybe a little more than a teensy bit scared. I will say though that the movie was predictable at a few points. Then again most scary movies are atleast a teensy bit predictable. Since I haven’t ever seen a Freddy Krueger film I’m not sure if this holds true to the movies that came before this one. There were a few little twists and the cinematography was alright. There were only two special effects parts that I didn’t like but all in all I would encourage you to go rent it when it comes out on NetFlix.

MOVIE: Coco Avant Chanel



I would’ve wished that the film would’ve been longer but it was still a great film. Of course there are quotables in there but what I was watching for was the story behind the story. I love that there’s this trend to pull back the curtain on fashion right now, it’s a wonderful trend that allows me to more easily do research. Plus the fashions in it were soooo Chanel! And my favorite scene would probably have to be the last… where Coco refashioned that dressed. I want to be able to do that in 2 minutes flat one day as well.

The September Issue

I absolutely can’t wait and I’m guessing that you can’t either, so take a gander at the trailer!!