Friday, July 18, 2014

Fashion Fail: Scarlett Johansson in Match Point

No matter how posh your boyfriend's family is,
there is no excuse for a bland wardrobe in London.

London, New York, Paris, Rome. 

These are cities in which it is mandatory to make an effort with style, not only because they are inhabited by millions of people - and if you want to stand out, you must look the part - but also because they are fashionable capitals in their own right, and as one of the inhabitants you must adhere to a certain standard as a form of respect.

This isn't to say that one is restricted to a certain dress code, but rather that one ought to feel obliged to dress appropriately. Would you wear jeans and a t-shirt to the Oscars? Hopefully not.

In Paris the stylish folk are known for their laidback Parisian Chic-look, whilst in Rome luxurious glamour is a favourite. New York and London often seem to be rather undecided on a definitive "look".

So with the liberty that London style brings, why did Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson) go for the extremely laidback / bordering on boring-look in Match Point (2005)?

Although costume designer Jill Taylor may have missed the mark this time, she more than made up for it My Week with Marilyn (2011). That was iconic.

After having just returned from a trip to London, I now plan on moving to London, and I can tell you that this is the look I will try to avoid once I get there.

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