Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cracks

There's no doubt about it, Eva Green is resplendent in her measured portrayal of Miss G in Cracks.
No wonder Miss G's diving students had girl-crushes on her; she's uber-stylish, witty, defiant, exotic, exciting and she let the dorm girls dress up and get boozy in a secret midnight feast.
"You can achieve anything you want, you just have to desire it."
I desire her wardrobe.  And her sitting room.




Cracks is set during the 1930s in a remote girl's boarding school, a place where the minds of adolescent girls are receptive to Miss G's thoroughly modern ideas on womanhood.
She dresses in flamboyant, colourful scarves, silk velvet coats and *gasp* trousers!


She entertains her special girls in her private sitting room by ordering their books to be put away, dancing to gramophone records and holding sway with "tales" of her far-out, glamourous adventures abroad.


Of course, all good things must come to an end and Miss G's triumphant reign as queen of fantasies and dreams is bound to reach a crisis point.  We can see that right from the start.
But I still want her smudged eye makeup and bitten nails, right up until the end and beyond.


I fancied a more vibrant version of the 1930s bohemian style and it all came together when I rediscovered a long, fine, silk scarf while I was unpacking.
It quickly became a Miss G-style head wrap paired with my crumpled vintage haori worn inside out and a wispy-thin silk onsie frippery as a top.
Haori silk linings are always so beautiful.
I had an absolute ball wearing this outfit yesterday, I didn't want to take it off.

Pink haori, 1930s silk onsie, jet beads - Etsy
Scarf, rings, beads, 1970s lurex flares - op shops and flea markets



Oh you want to know about the eye shadow?
It's Neon Green glitter shadow by Callas Cosmetics on Etsy.  I wear it with their glitter glue so it stays on my eyelid and not my cheeks, although there are usually strays that I fail to catch with a tissue.
The diamante-studded eyelashes are from a two-dollar shop and I'm wearing Lime Crime's Velvetine lip paint in Suedeberry.

Frida's always keeping an eye on me, I think she'd love some lime green warpaint don't you?
Baci,
Desiree x

35 comments:

Sara said...

Yes, yes, to everything!! You're my inspiration. ~ LittleMissPlump (Sara)

señora Allnut said...

wouuuu, you look so Fabulously 30's and love so much everything you wear, your scarf, your silky top, your pretty printed kimono-thing and so shiny green pants, and all that bijouterie and awesome make up!! love all your inspiring fabulousness!!
besos & 30's

Pennyblossoms said...

Fab-u-larse, darling! Tho' I wouldn't expect anything less.
Looks like a feast for the eyes type of film and you've captured its' essence perfectly!
Z xx

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Wow I am mesmerized by your makeup and amazing colourful ensemble.

That movie looks brilliant too.

bisous
Suzanne

Sandra said...

You are magnificent! the headscarf looks excellent, so beautiful and the outfit is perfectly 30's delicious, I love glitter! and I love your glittering green eyeshadow - the movie looks fab! I went to an all girls school, there was a girl there who like the character led a life we swooned over x x x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So amazing!! Yes, I will have all of this too. She does wear some marvellous things and the rooms are gorgeous too!! You look stunning and out of this world...love the look so much :)) xx

Krista Gassib said...

I need to get better about finding new women to inspire me. This character reminds me of you! I love this look on you, it's totally funky glamour. I love the freedom age allows for us to become even more eccentric. Bring on the weird and wonderful!
Xxxooo

tralala said...

BEAUTIFUL - I need to study the way of the scarf. You look divine as always xx And that film - I watched the trailer on IMDB - swoony. I am compulsively watching Gatsby and considering bobbing my hair.

thorne garnet said...

Eva Green in Cracks, got it, I'll be checking that out.

My gosh, what a room!

Vix said...

I only know Eva Green as the lucky biatch who got to shower with Daniel Craig.
You know me and TV, I'm woefully behind the times.
The stills look amazing but you take the biscuit. No-one does 1920s flapper glamour like you do. I love it when you tie your scarf like that and the eye shadow makes my knees go weak with envy! xxxxx

Connie said...

Oh Desiree. You are far more glamorous than any movie star! Love the bohemian style. You LIVE it!!!!!! XXXX OOOO

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I totally want to try the Limecrime's Velvetines solo bad!! You look amazing. Are those green velvet trousers??? I've never heard of this movie, but now I must watch it.

Helga! said...

I do love that film, and Eva Green is magnificent in it!!! She is only outclassed by her impreccable wardrobe! You emulate the look beautifully.....
Love and Lustipops!
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Luna Tiger said...

I'm in love with this look, You're such an avant-garde !
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pastcaring said...

I've never heard of Cracks (I'm hopeless) but it sounds rather like The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, but with better costumes!
You do this look so beautifully, the scarf and make up and kimono jacket are all just perfect. And I always adore those lurex flares! xxx

nessbow.com said...

Weeeee! This is so wonderful. I'm in love with your gorgeously luxe ensemble.

liz said...

Oh Lordy Lord, I've had a crush on Eva Green ever since "The Dreamers"...did you see that one? DAMN GURL.

Also that green glitter eyeshadow is soooooo goooooood....

ayoung70 said...

I am ridiculously happy that you are posting regularly again, very selfish I know. I hope this means that all is a bit brighter in your world.
I'm also jealous of the TV and films outside of the US, our culture generally being "The Bachelor" and "American Idol" blech. Can't wait for season 2 of Miss Fisher to hit Netflix!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I don't know this series, but I rather like Miss G's style and sass, and you do a fabulous tribute in your scarf and floaty robe. Only you can do glitter green eyelids and make it look like something you could wear every day. So nice to see you back!

Tamera Wolfe said...

I hope this show makes it to the United States--it looks freaking amazing!!
As do YOU!!! You look like you stepped out of a shabby mansion into your pimped out Dusenberg!!

Trees said...

I seriously have to check out cracks! It looks awesome. I love your whole 1930s/boho look here - especially THAT eyeshadow! WOW!

tigerphoenixsing said...

She very much remind me of a young Charlotte Rampling;
Looks, style, attitude, risqué, daring. Am I speaking of my wife or ms G? ;)

Wait Until The Sunset said...

You are such a superstar! Loving this whole look! Especially those eyes! x

his_girl_friday said...

She looks fabulous, and you look fabulous! I want to see that movie now.

Panty Buns said...

You look fabulous as do your outfit and your makeup! I like everything about your colourful outfit. Your vintage haori and silk onesie are lovely and I love the colour of your nailpolish too. It's a very lovely look.

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Melanie said...

I've never heard of this before but it looks interesting and don't you look incredible!
xxx

Jet Kuhn said...

I just watched this film the other night. Needed a good drama to take my mind off the ugly drama unfolding my life and it did the trick just fine (well at least for a little while). I happen to think Eva Green is resplendent in everything she does, she can play cruel so well, but also soft & lovely. And nobody does 30s style like you my darling, you really seem to have been born in the wrong century when I see you like this, but then you go all chameleon & surprise us all again! Love you! XXX

Cel said...

You are such a gypsy queen! And that green glitter eyeshadow looks fab. Your style is so wicked <3

Patti said...

Eva is beyond fabulous and so are you, glamorous Desiree! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look like a 1930s movie starlett! Love the head scarf with the kimono!

Val S said...

So much eye candy! Haha, but really! I love all the colors and textures and glamour in your outfit. And I want to see Cracks - I've never heard of it, but it looks fab.

Citizen Rosebud said...

You look amazing and now you've given me a new movie to want to watch and purr over!

freckleface said...

I don't think you have ever looked more beautiful desiree! This look is the best, makes me want to go and raid my dressing up trunk! I seriously want to see this film now! Xxxxx

callingtheclothesline said...

This is too fab! I have not heard of Cracks before this. It sounds reminiscent of the movie The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The outfit is a stunner. I hope you found a convenient divan to lounge on. I recently got bangs, and you have definitely inspired me to rock the head scarf. <3

Melanie said...

You are a movie star, Desiree. Your magnificent eyes give me a reason to stare with awe and admiration.

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