The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street film stillsIt’s hard to know what to say about The Wolf of Wall Street: amazing and terrifying, hilarious and deeply unsettling, it will have you hooked all the way till the end. It may be three hours long, but you won’t want to miss a minute. The most disconcerting part is DiCaprio’s portrayal of Jordan Belfort, who is just so loathsome, and yet, somehow you are rooting for him to come out on top, to have just one more trick up his Armani sleeve. If this role doesn’t get him an Oscar, I don’t know what will. Not a film for the faint-hearted, The Wolf of Wall Street rattles through drugs, sex, and more drugs at an alarming pace. The effects of this unbelievable excess are presented with such fantastic direction by Scorsese that they are both comic and incredibly traumatic, producing scenes that will stay with me for a long time. This film is a juggernaut – incredible cast, engrossing story, and impeccable production.

The 80s Wall Street power suit is in full force – for today, pair exaggerated shoulders with a slim leg and a killer heel. Margot Robbie also looks stunning throughout as Belfort’s love interest, Naomi, in bold body-con dresses and luxurious leather and silk. Team with a chicly messy chignon and you’ll look a million dollars – no stock brokers required.

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  • Sharp tailoring 
  • Shots of bold colour
  • Luxe accessories 
  • A little bit OTT

The Wolf of Wall Street fashion

 

For the film: 5/5

For the fashion: 4/5

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American Hustle

American Hustle film stillsThe nominations for this film are rolling in, and it is really one to watch at the Golden Globes tonight. An enthralling film based around the difficult relationship between con man Irving (Christian Bale) and his lover and partner-in-crime Sydney (Amy Adams), as they deal with intense FBI agent DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence). Combining a profound look at human nature and love, with slick tricks and twists, as well as great comedic moments, American Hustle is much more than the usual heist film. The acting is truly first-rate; I was particularly impressed with Adams’ switches between Sydney and her English alter-ego, as well as Lawrence’s erratic housewife.

American Hustle has some stunning wardrobe choices (as well as some shocking hairstyles – Cooper in rollers and Bale’s very particular comb-over are especially memorable). Amy Adams is hardly seen without a plunging neckline, and there are some spectacularly glamorous coats. To give your day look a 70s twist, add a floppy hat and gold chain to jeans and plain t-shirt. For the evening, American Hustle provides great inspiration for over-the-top glitz – pair a statement dress in sequins or a bold colour with a luxurious faux-fur jacket. Finish off with big bouncy hair, and some amazing 70s tunes

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  • Plunging necklines
  • Glamorous accessories
  • Sequins
  • Faux-fur

American Hustle fashion

 

For the film: 5/5

For the fashion: 5/5

Skyfall

Skyfall film stillsSkyfall takes the James Bond film franchise to the next level. The film goes deeper into the psychology of the ageing spy (Daniel Craig) as he faces the most frighteningly intelligent and powerful villain yet (Javier Bardem). It also explores M’s mysterious past, and the difficulties of personal relationships in MI6. Sam Mendes direction creates stunning scenes, particularly the Shanghai skyscrapers and shots of the Highlands, but keeps the exhilarating stunts and fights that you want from 007. The additions of Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw add fresh dynamics to the team, as does the beautiful Naomie Harris as Eve, the woman that Bond films were waiting for. More than just a femme fatale or damsel in distress, I really look forward to seeing her character develop in further films. This brings me to my only problem with Skyfall; I don’t quite understand the role of Severine (played by the gorgeous Bérénice Marlohe), although she fulfils the typical ‘Bond-girl’ slot wonderfully, her character does seem quite expendable. That said, I can certainly see why it is the highest-grossing film in the UK, and very much look forward to the next instalment.

Whatever my issue with Severine’s character, her wardrobe is stunning – particularly her lust-worthy embellished evening dress. For a range of head-turners, I suggest Forever Unique or Coast’s gowns. Let the oriental settings inspire you with rich colours and intricate patterns, while Eve’s beautifully tailored wardrobe demonstrates a chic, modern look. Accessorise with a Martini – shaken, not stirred.

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  • Statement evening dress
  • Rich colours
  • Oriental influence
  • Form-fitting tailoring

Skyfall fashion

 

For the film: 5/5

For the fashion: 5/5