Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Penelope Costumes

One of my new favorite movies is Penelope. Did anyone else enjoy it like I did? One of the things I adored most about the film was the costumes. I would love to wear anything Christina Ricci gets to wear. Here are some of my favorites:

If you check out this site here there is a portion of the See Magazine article about the inspiration behind the clothes. I love this quote:
"The brief about Penelope was that she's lived in her own little world all her life. She's had no outside influence and has never really been out of her room as she's been hidden away by her parents. We tried to put things together for her in a sort of quirky 'other-worldly' way. . . So, we took lots of ribbons, braid, buttons, brooches and cross-stitching and decorated pieces for her, so as to give the impression that she'd customized some of her clothes herself. Things have turned up in her room and she plays with them-- she's very inventive and quite eccentric and adds bits and puts things together in her own unique way."
Wouldn't it be great if we could all be a little bit like that?


.kat. said...

I adored this movie!
I loved how they, as
is mentioned here,
"put things together
for her in a sort of
quirky 'other-worldly'
way..." I LOVE quirky
other-worldy ways!

paula said...

i adored this movie. Such a great message and fantastic styling.

Jennifer said...

I agree, I wish I could be a bit like that too. Penelope is one of my favorite movies! I think the dress she wears at the end of the movie (when she is in the classroom) is my favorite!

Lou Hardin said...

This movie is a favorite of mine. Almost ten years later and the clothes she wore in the movie are super cute and chic. I must confess I've gone as Penelope more than once for Halloween.