A fashionable movie night
Happy Friday, everyone! While most of you make the rounds on the party circuit, I’ve decided to indulge in a low-key weekend filled with popcorn, PJs and fashionable films. That’s right, I’m going to hunker down and make the most of my Netflix membership with these three stylish movies.
Clueless Hands down, this is one of my favourites—and to this day, I would still wear every single thing in
Cher Horowitz’s closet (including the yellow plaid miniskirt suit—just try me).
Favourite moment: A conversation between Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Tai (Brittany Murphy, RIP). Tai: Do you think she’s pretty? Cher: No, she’s a full-on Monet. Tai: What’s a Monet? Cher: It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.
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2. Bill Cunningham New York It’s impossible to watch this film without falling madly in love with Bill. The street-style snapper’s “On the Street” column is a staple in the
New York Times style section, but even more impressive than his famous fan club (which includes Anna Wintour, Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors) is Cunningham’s sunny outlook and dedication to his craft.
Favourite (real life!) moment: Last September, I was fortunate enough to attend
New York Fashion Week, where
Bill Cunningham was a kindly presence at the tents. I watched him pause from shooting street style to give directions to a group of Japanese tourists. They had no idea they were talking to a genuine fashion celebrity!
3. The Devil Wears Prada The number one question I get asked? “Is your job like
The Devil Wears Prada?” Absolutely not! Thankfully, there’s no Miranda Priestly at ELLE Canada (I promise). Although anyone who has been in close proximity to Anna Wintour at a fashion event knows that Meryl Streep’s impersonation is spot on.
Favourite moment: Miranda (Meryl Streep) gives her assistant Emily (Emily Blunt) a laundry list of stuff to do. Miranda Priestly: I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to confirm an appointment. Emily: I know. I’m so sorry, Miranda. I actually did confirm last night. Miranda Priestly: Details of your incompetence do not interest me. Tell Simone I’m not going to approve that girl that she sent me for the Brazilian layout. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy. And R.S.V.P. "yes" to Michael Kors’s party. I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30 and pick me up at 9:45 sharp. Call Natalie at Glorious Foods and tell her no for the 40th time. No! I don’t want dacquoise. I want tortes filled with warm rhubarb compote. Then call my ex-husband and remind him that the parent-teacher conference is at Dalton tonight. Then call my husband, ask him to meet me for dinner at that place I went to with Massimo. Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they’re all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth’s second cover try. I wonder if she’s lost any of that weight yet.
What are your favourite fashion movies?