la vie boheme

so it's been a while since I've done one of my style inspiration posts! it's mostly because I find it strangely difficult to find photos of the people I want to feature, since most of my style icons are fictional movie characters...

I've been trying to gather pictures of Juliette Binoche in Chocolat (which is of course an amazing film) and I decided it was about time to give it a go, good pics or not!

what I love about Juliette's character Vianne's wardrobe is that it's so perfectly French-50s-bohemian all at once. she has the sweetest dresses, full skirts, and a little colourful, gypsy edge; the movie often draws attention to her red pumps, although you can't see them in any of these pictures!

this outfit is so totally 50s with the cardigan and the plaid, but Vianne jazzes it up with a pretty scarf! I love these colours.

you can't even see this outfit very well, but I promise it's cute! it's just kind of to show that she's into cardigans and has the prettiest hair. I think I want to live in France in the 50s...

and who can resist a little Johnny Depp on the blog?
while he is clearly the star of this scene in my opinion, Vianne is wearing one of my favourite outfits of hers..first of all, I'm a big fan of red and blue together. second, she is wearing what appears to be a beaded, waist-synching belt! I love a good belt. 

clearly she loves her blue cardigan. and I love this adorable dress! the neckline is just darling. and I really enjoy the tendency to wear contrasting colours.

Vianne's wardrobe is fabulous, but Josephine cleans up pretty well too! she has several adorable ensembles in the movie, but this is the only one I could get a good pic of. love the wrap blouse!

basically all I've shown you is that you really need to watch Chocolat to get the full effect of its leading ladies' stellar style! SO DO IT. it will make you appreciate your cardigans and fall in love with long, colourful skirts. 

so I've put together a little outfit that I think Vianne would like; not necessarily exactly a 50s getup, but inspired by the movie's colour schemes and class. all items are from Modcloth, and incidentally are on my wish list right now!

of course the necessity is a gorgeous pastel cardi. I'm in love with the lace trim; very French to me!

RED! sticking with the red-and-blue. not quite the same silhouette, but a definite 50s vibe.

I added a frilly scarf for a little bohemian flare...

it's scary how well these shoes match the dress and cardigan. but I also picked them because, well, who wouldn't adore an oxford heel tied with ribbons??

 and that's my little post on the lovely miss Vianne/Juliette Binoche! now go watch Chocolat. or buy me one of the above items. :o)

goodnight. <3

playing: Epitaph- Hey Rosetta!


Sarah said...

I love her! She is always just so amazing. I love Chocolat as well. This post is so cute.

Aire said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for featuring our items on your blog! We appreciate the support, and love that you found ways to recreate her look!

Aire @ModCloth