Sunday, July 31, 2011

Film Style Inspiration- Lisa Carol Fremont (Rear Window)

I can't believe it's that time of the month again (no, not that one). July has flown by and I didn't even think about my Film Style post until less than a week ago. This is one that I have been wanting to do for a while and the only day I had free to do it was today so the photos aren't exactly as planned.

This month's inspiration comes from the stunning Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film Rear Window. Rear Window was probably one of the first Hitchcock films I saw when I was younger. It has always been my favourite, in close second is Psycho. I revisited the film after years of not having seen it for my dissertation in college (in which I analysed the style and substance of Vertigo and Rear Window). Watching it in such detail and with more mature eyes I completely fell in love with the character of Lisa. I have always loved Grace Kelly, I was fascinated by her as a child and would sit and look at photos of her in a book that my mam had, I just thought she was one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen and I still do.

As Rear Window was made in the mid fifties, Lisa wears several different styles from that period. My aim was to combine some of these styles for my "Lisa look". I took inspiration from the black and white full skirt dress she wore at the beginning of the film and the stunning floral dress she wears during the film's climax. I had this dress from work that I was planning to wear to my friend's wedding but then she told me a few weeks ago that her mother had bought the same dress to wear to the wedding (which is why I hate buying from the high street). So I took the opportunity to wear it as my Grace Kelly dress. I paired it with black patent court shoes and pearl studs like those Lisa wears. I also tried to emulate her make up which you can see clearly below is the classic red lip and small flick of eye liner (a real stretch for me!).






We took the photos on Tramore Beach in Waterford while my friends were surfing ( I can't swim so I didn't join them). It was crazy windy and my eyes started to water ruining my eye make up and my hair that I had curled into a lovely 1950s style ended up completely windswept. So we made the best of what we had to work with and I'm happy with how they turned out.

FSI GK 1.1









Dress and Cardigan- Monsoon
Shoes- Marks and Spencers
Earrings- Accessorize
Sunglasses- Penneys
Lipstick- Revlon Fire and Ice
Liquid Eye Liner- Urban Decay

As you can see I'm brushing my hair out of my eyes and squinting in most of the photos, but apart from that I think they turned out pretty well. Hopefully you enjoyed this month's Film Style Inspiration post. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for future months please let me know, I'm always looking for new ideas!

Hope you had a great week!

Emma x


  1. That first sentence is the kind of thing that Shady would write, dear friend! (LOL) Grace Kelly was simply ravishing in Rear Window and it's also one of my favorite Hitchcock movies along with Psycho. Your photo set looks terrific as well. You are beautiful and there's something to be said for the wind swept look because it's natural and conveys motion. Have a wonderful week ahead, dear Emma!

  2. pretty dress, love the colour combination :)

  3. Such a classic style! Your dress is gorgeous xo

  4. Hey Emma, I haven't had much time lately to get around to commenting, but saved this in my reader when it was first posted so I could come back to it.

    I absolutely love Rear Window and Grace Kelly is seriously the epitome of style in it. What a great film to choose for an inspiration post!

    You look so wonderfully elegant in florals, and those buttons on the back of the dress are just the perfect touch to elude to the intricate details Hitchcock built into that film.

    And I agree with Del, the windswept look really gives these photos some emotion!

  5. I seldom leave a response, however after browsing a bunch of resonses here "Film Style Inspiration- Lisa Carol Fremont (Rear Window)".
    I do have a few questions for you if you do not mind. Is it only me or does
    it give the impression like a few of theese responses appear like they are written by brtain dead people?

    :-P And, if you are posting at additional social sites, I would like to follow you.
    Would yyou post a list of all of alll your social community pages like your Facebook
    page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    Feell free to surf to my web-site :: best zoom lenses for nikon d5000


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every single one!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...