WIW 04.08-12: movie poster edition

Sorry to be posting this wrap up so late! I delayed a little to reflect, hoping to come up with some good profound insights. Then delayed a little more, and a little more... But it turns out, I just had a fun week and didn't learn anything new (which is ok!). I've done up a separate post for the nail art, found here.

My plan for the week was to come up with outfits inspired solely by the poster art, and ignore any influence of the movies themselves. I was able to do so with all outfits but one, the Metropolis poster in #4, where I swapped the black/gold from the poster for black/white like the movie. Here are my outfit for the week, complete with their poster inspiration and nail art; more information can be found in each day's dedicated post, but I've added the key thought behind each here.

Day 1 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Details on the day's WIW post.
The top thing that strikes me about this poster is how rich it is: color, texture, character, story. 

Day 2 - Star Wars
Details on the day's WIW post.
The most iconic thing about this poster to me is the title lettering (hey, I do work in type!); beyond that, the star field makes a big impression of the poster art. So I wanted today's outfit to be tribute to those two key elements.

Day 3 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Details on the day's WIW post.
For this poster art I was really struck by the Mondrian-esque vibe and how the expanse of white really lets Holly stand out.

Day 4 - Metropolis
Details on the day's WIW post.
This is a simple poster with big impact, and what really jumps out at me are the monochrome palette, strong vertical lines, and the shaded gradient.

Day 5 - Vertigo
Details on the day's WIW post.
The BOLD colors and cutout-like effect of the poster are really striking, so I wanted to work around those ideas. I thought about doing a crazy vertigo-inducing pattern mix, but felt that the simplicity of the poster is its strength.

I am pleased with how all of the outfits turned out as far as drawing from the poster inspiration, and was very happy wearing all outfits except for #3. It was a combination of things, really; the black blazer felt heavy, I didn't like how the straight leg jeans (which I don't like on myself anyway) looked with the square top of the heels, and I couldn't get my hair to behave at all that day. Still, it's a decent outfit and it photographed nicely ;)

All in all, a wonderful challenge! Thank you again to Ornella for running this iteration, and to all who participated and commented. It was SUCH fun!

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!
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  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Aida, I loved your outfits on the challenge and your wrap up is exceptional. Thank you for posting this. Each frame looks so colorful. I just love this!

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Such an interesting recap to have everything in one place like this. Your details are so perfect - crossbody bag in1, starry-ish pants in 2, colors in 3, necklace in 4(wow!) and clutch in 5.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago
    What a great recap - and you looked fabulous every day. It's interesting to see the details again. It was a full week of trousers for you, yet every look was distinct. 
  • rae replied 6 years ago
    It was a fun week, indeed. What more do you need to k.ow? I can clearly see the inspiration when you show the outfits next to the posters, but I would not think, "Indy!" if I saw you on the street. Love that!
  • K. Period. replied 6 years ago
    WOW! Aida, not only do you look amazing in all of these, but your use of the posters really brings the relationship between the outfit and the movie poster to life.  Awesome.  (And I am almost faint with love for the Metropolis variation! Suddenly, I must have high heeled white ruched booties. Must. Have.)
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks ladies!

    Joy, thank you very much! I did enjoy using more color than normal for the challenge week.

    Pil, thanks for sharing which details stood out to you, they're all perfectly in line with what I was going for :D

    Suz, yes that's very true, I'm definitely a pants gal. I'd hoped to spread out the pant silhouettes across the week, but it ended up being skinnies for the whole second half; at least the fit of all three pairs are a little bit different (slouchy, jegging, and normal skinny).

    Rae, good point! I would say goal achieved, fun factor high ^^ I don't think any of these particularly screams their movie poster on their own, but the Indiana outfit is probably least so ;)

    K, those pointy cream booties are a go-to for me more than ever these days! The brand is Ciao Bella and the make is called "Glorious". I got them at Sears a few years back, and they do pop them back in stock from time to time; they come in this bone color, a fun silver, and a few other neutrals as well.

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