WIW 04.10 (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Movie poster: Breakfast at Tiffany's (group thread).

Holly Golightly herself is, of course, the image that comes to mind when one thinks of Breakfast at Tiffany's. For the poster art, though, I was really struck by the Mondrian-esque vibe and how the expanse of white really lets Holly stand out. I had trouble incorporating this type of minimal aesthetic into an outfit that I felt covered enough elements, so I instead went the opposite direction!

  • Kitty shirt - shoulder kitty, of course!
  • Black blazer - a strong black vertical element (Holly herself)
  • White jeans - expansive white background
  • Black pointy kitten heels, pearl stud earrings - little nods to Holly's attire
  • Aqua/blue clutch - top/right colorblocking

Today's nails represent, quite literally, the left/bottom colorblocking, with freehanded red/orange blocks on a white base (my favorite design of the week!). And as a nod to Ms. Golightly, I chose to go more Hollywood Glam with double-thickness mascara and bright red lipstick. I did find it amusing that, considering the movie, today's outfit is less glam than the previous two ;)

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Sveta replied 7 years ago
    Aida, I love it so much I cannot stand it! Something about this outfit really resonates with me.
    Now my mind is busily thinks how I can recreate it with a navy cat shirt...
  • Lantana replied 7 years ago

    This is both a clever interpretation of the poster and a stylish outfit. The nails are the piece de resistance for me.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago
    This is the braniac interpretation - so clever!  And thank you for the nails.  They are a masterpiece.
  • carolbee replied 7 years ago
    Great outfit, need to be sure you repeat this at other times.
  • Aida replied 7 years ago
    Thanks ladies! Glad this one went over well. I must say I wasn't too thrilled with the shoes which kind of broke the whole thing for me, though in looking back at the photos it certainly looks OK; black flats would've felt a lot better to me though.
  • jayne replied 7 years ago
    OMG, love those nails!  You are so imaginative!
  • pil replied 7 years ago

    What a clever way to interpret the elements of the poster.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago
    Thank you Jayne and Pil!
  • Tanya replied 7 years ago
    What a fab interpretation!  I will copy this with my checked light blue shirt, sans those amazing nails.  Really like the polish!
  • sarah replied 7 years ago
    Gosh, I love it, especially with the clutch. I can't believe your stamina with the nails... they look terrific.
  • Aida replied 7 years ago
    Thanks Tanya and Sarah!

    Tanya, looking forward to seeing that. Light blue checks would look fab with the white and black!

    Sarah, I can't either actually ;) I got in my head that I wanted to change them daily, but it was LOT more work than I expected. Still fun to have done, but I'm more than happy to go back to a more normal nail schedule of whenever-I-feel-like-it.

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