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In which I gush about Anjelica

the first time i saw Anjelica Huston in a film was when she played Morticia in Addams Family. i was probably around 9 or 10 years old and just fell completely in love with her. she was the first woman in whom i recognised what sex appeal was – in a cool, understated, knowing way that wasn’t garish. which i suppose is a pretty significant moment for a kid on the cusp of learning about all that stuff and would become my benchmark of what sex appeal should be. some say she has a femme fatale quality about her but personally i think the term gentlewoman applies perfectly to Anjelica (that might be the influence of all those Wes Anderson characters talking). a gentlewoman femme fatale… perhaps.

another film that she was in that i loved as a kid (and still do) was The Witches. i am of course a massive Roald Dahl fan, and so had read & loved the book as a youngster… i kind of wanted the grand high witch to win in the end just because she was so cool in her portrayal.

my image sources here are pretty shit, i do apologise. most of these pics were saved to my computer anyway (…) – some of them are from youthquakers (specifically the old vogue shoots) and a few are from this great article.

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kirsten

so i said the other day that kirsten dunst deserves her own style post, and while i was cleaning up my computer i found some old photos i had saved to my ‘inspiration folder’ (before i started saving things online aka blogging everything i liked…) one thing i noticed about kirsten is that she’s years ahead of the trends; all these photos are from between 2004 – 2008 and she’s rocking stuff that girls are all wearing now (military jackets, breton stripes, clog type platforms, doc martens – the list goes on and on). anyway i’ve always loved her & find her taste pretty impeccable and effortless, will have to do an update one of these days of kirsten circa 2010

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hello august

some nice street & celeb style from the past while

the sartorialist (note, she is sixteen!) & citizen couture

both vanessa jackman

caroline’s mode / stockholm street style

le 21ème arrondissement & style sightings

liv tyler & alex chung (both have ridiculous stems)

leighton meester & katie holmes (not a fan, but she’s been banging out some great seventies looks)

julia restoin roitfeld & angelina

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oh, how wrong they were

ebony magazine, 1985

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