I honestly didn't think I would get to take my film inspiration photos this month. The May weather has been just terrible here. It's been so so windy, cloudy, rainy and cold! I can't believe the difference in the weather compared to April which was glorious. Hopefully June will be better!
So this month's film style inspiration is from one of my favourite musicals West Side Story. I can't remember exactly when I first saw it and I don't think I've actually seen it that many times but I grew up listening to the soundtrack on cassette tape as my parents were huge fans and always had it playing in the house when we were kids. More recently after finishing Twin Peaks I found out that Tony was played by Richard Beymer aka Benjamin Horne from Twin Peaks and Russ Tamblyn aka Dr. Jacoby was one of the Jets. If you haven't seen the film chances are you know at least one of the songs from the soundtrack. It's definitely one of my favourite film soundtracks, Leonard Bernstein is a genius in my opinion!
Since I got this dress in work for my uniform it has reminded me of West Side Story even though the actual film costumes are colourful, full dresses with circle skirts but it has that Latin-America feel to it so it became the foundation for a very loose interpretation of a West Side Story costume. Hopefully you'll get what I was going for. Unfortunately it was very cold and windy (as well as sunny) on the day we took these photos so I had to wear tights and different shoes than I had intended to wear.
We took these photos in Dublin Castle, I wanted a more urban feel to them like the set of the rooftop in the scene where they sing America, but this poor man's rooftop will have to do!
Demi Dress- Monsoon
Flowers, earrings, fan, bangles- Accessorize
Eye Make up- Urban Decay Naked Palette
Eye Liner- L'oreal Superliner
Lipstick- Revlon Really Red
This film is a must for any lover of musicals! Here is one of my favourite songs from the soundtrack;