Carey Mulligan is so excellent. And so are these dresses:
Now, as much as I love the fronts of these dresses, the backs of these dresses were really what caught my eye. The backs on sixties dresses were so structured! Everyone knows I’m all about cut-out surprises on the backs of my tops (which has made for a couple awkward hugs), so I was surprised that these perfectly tailored, form-fitting dresses intrigued me just as much.
Here’s an excellent collection of screenshots from Miss at la Playa.
Costume Designer: Odile (Swan Lake, anyone?) Dicks-Mireaux. (The more I look up costume designers’ filmographies, the more I react with “You did that? And then you did that? But the two are nothing alike!”)
Also? Loved the movie. Not fanatic love, but perfectly refreshed by an adult story with a somewhat melancholy ending love. It was kind of heady, kind of heavy, and I liked it. Go, Jenny! Thank goodness I was not a female teenager in the sixties. Not only do I not know if I’d have fit in any country, but I know I’d have a hell of a time being a young woman.
…But maybe if I lived in a Western country, I’d at least have some awesome frocks? Will have to ask my parallel dimension self.