The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley film stillsSpring has sprung(ish..), so while we all begin to dream about our summer holiday, what better way to indulge in a little getaway fantasy than with the beautiful scenery of Italy in The Talented Mr Ripley. Although it’s the gripping storyline and incredible acting that are the main points of this film, you can’t help but wish you could flit along the Italian coast – albeit without Tom Ripley’s wake of destruction. This psychological thriller follows Matt Damon as Tom, a young man who is mistakenly welcomed into the world of wealth and privilege, and who will do anything to remain there. The brilliant supporting cast of Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman are all caught up in Ripley’s web of deceit, as he juggles them, loves them, and tries to avoid their ever-growing suspicions.

Set in the late 1950s, Paltrow’s Marge and Blanchett’s Meredith are incredibly elegant, providing perfect inspiration for a chic, retro spring-summer look. Co-ordinating separates play on the lady-like feel, and Marge’s tie-up shirt with a full midi skirt is very on trend. Add nautical prints and accessories for a touch of the Italian Riviera glamour.

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  • Light fabrics
  • Nautical details
  • Retro shapes
  • Fresh colours

The Talented Mr. Ripley fashion

 

For the film: 5/5

For the fashion: 4/5

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10 Things I Hate About You

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90s teen movies may be my ultimate guilty pleasure, but 10 Things is top of the list. With the gorgeous Heath Ledger, a baby-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt, quotable lines, and lots of teen angst, you can’t help but forgive its ‘liberal’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Set in Padua High, the story follows young Bianca and Cameron as they try to set up her fiery sister, Kat, with the dark and mysterious Patrick Verona. Plotting, paintballing, and parties ensue, and it also contains one of the most heart-melting scenes of all-time.

Before I get all starry-eyed over Heath, 10 Things is a 90s fashion capsule, and great inspiration for this summer. Although this decade’s – and this film’s – fashion choices had their ups and downs, 90s is building momentum as a major trend, and is easily incorporated into your wardrobe. You don’t need to stick to one Stratford sister, but blend Kat and Bianca’s style with minimalist shapes meeting sunny prints…

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  • Spaghetti straps
  • Denim
  • Flatforms
  • Kitsch patterns

10 Things I Hate About You Fashion

For the film: 5/5

For the fashion: 3/5