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.
Dress and Cardigan- Monsoon
Shoes- Marks and Spencers
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!