When I’m done, you’ll look like…

If you have watched the movie ‘Funny Face’(1957),my title would sound familiar.It stars Audrey Hepburn,Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson.That’s what Dick Avery the Photographer played by the suave Fred Astaire says to Audrey Hepburn.Yes this is the movie that gave me my ‘Eureka’ moment.I’ve seen ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and the ‘Sex and the City’,but it was this little treasure from the 50’s that gave me my go to start blogging about something I love the most….Clothes and how they change people.

It’s all about the clothes,magazines and how can I forget love!It’s a story of how a Magazine editor and Photographer transform a simpleton into a model to grace the cover of their latest magazine issue and introduce her to  the runway of Paris.The clothes were majorly designed by Edith Head in collaboration with designer Hubert de Givenchy.Edith had many movies to her credit like Sabrina, Roman Holiday, All About Eve, To Catch a Thief, and The Sting. She won 8 Oscars during her lifetime for costume design.

I wouldn’t want to leave out Fred Astaire who looked dashing in his Top Hats,Sweaters,Checked suits and ties.The man looked like every girl’s dream in the late 1950’s and to be honest sitting here today in 2011,he became mine.It would be unfair not to mention Richard Avedon in this post,the man who inspired Fred Astaire’s character in the movie.Richard Avedon was a renowned photographer of his time and his work ranged from fashion,art,dance to politics.His portraits screamed a ‘Manhattan’,that you could picture in a Woody Allen movie.He contributed to a number of the photo shoots in the movie.

For more of Richard Avedon’s work you could look up the following link:

http://www.richardavedon.com/

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More than  Audrey Hepburn,Fred Astaire,it was Kay Thompson who silently stole the show for me as the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Quality in the film.The world of a fashion magazine has its own secrets,glamour and transformations.The glossies help every woman and today even our very own metro sexual man  to get lost in a world,where they take cues to look their best in real life.There is a line in the movie by Kay Thompson who says:

“A magazine must be like a human being. If it comes into the home it must contribute. It just can’t lie around. A magazine must have… ..blood and brains and pizzazz. This is just paper. If I send paper to the American woman, I will have let her down.”

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Cheers!!

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The Beginning…..

God!!I never knew it would be rather brain racking when it comes to starting my own blog. Well yeah I do belong to the ‘Late Majority’ in the so called ‘Product Life Cycle’, let’s face it I have late realizations. We’ll come to what got me to starting this Blog a little later….what inspired me to be precise.

Aaarghh….

Let’s be honest with ourselves here people, it ain’t easy conceptualizing a Blog. Lots of things come to your mind…I’m opening myself up to the world? Who is going to read it? Am I going to make sense or ‘Relate’ to people out there? What am I going to write about?

Ok so now getting the Blog…ONLINE. My first concern was the image for my ‘Header’, yes I’m a sucker for presentation. I owe that to a quality developed owing to a Business education in a reputed Fashion school; it’s all about Presentation and Design people. Spent a two days deciding whether I should have a header or not? Then figuring it out the perfect image?Ok, the Intellectual Property Rights conscience came knocking at my door…nahh didn’t want to steal anyone’s image …not for my Header at least.

(God and still deliberating a header…….Annoying Perfectionist)

Well after a lot of thought process and almost banging my fist over my notebook’s mouse pad a couple of times….’The Carrie Girl’ was finally born.The blog is still going through a lot of tweaks,so do expect a lot of changes in the days to come.

(‘Carrie’ played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and The City, watch an episode or the first movie, you’ll know why)

Anyway till the next post….Keep Looking Good!!

Cheers!

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