Must watch, style inspiration and Netflix?
Netflix and style inspiration seem like a strange combination. Not really.
When I need new direction, feel life is looking dull or in need of some refreshing influence, I often turn to cinema.
Fashion and interiors are my great love so even if a script is average I can still find the visuals and wardrobe insights totally rewarding.
I am sure none of these films are a first watch but for many reasons they are a great re-watch.
Netflix and the weekend; it is a comfy partnership. I am starting with Valley of the Dolls. xv
10 Must Watch Movies On Netflix For Style Inspiration
Saturday Night Fever
“Tony Manero (John Travolta) doesn’t have much going for him during the weekdays. He still lives at home and works in his Brooklyn, neighbourhood. He lives for the weekends, when he goes to the local disco and dances the night away.”
Who can forget John Travolta and that white suit.
“Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is only 12 years old, but is already familiar with the dark side of life.When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman), Mathilda joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family’s deaths.”
Natalie Portman’s debut and those biker boots.
The Great Gatsby
“Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) is a young man from the Midwest living modestly among the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island. He becomes involved in the life of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a rich man who throws the most lavish parties on the island.”
The original and best.
“Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), the wife of a Russian imperial minister (Jude Law), creates a high-society scandal by an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a dashing cavalry officer in 19th-century St. Petersburg.”
For the sets and costumes alone.
Valley Of The Dolls
“In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke (Paul Burke). Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O’Hara (Patty Duke), whose dynamic talent threatens ageing star Helen Lawson (Susan Hayward) and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North (Sharon Tate).”
60’s everything to ogle.
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s
“Giorgio Armani, Candice Bergen, Manolo Blahnik, Isaac Mizrahi and others offer a peek behind the backroom doors and into the inner workings of the iconic Manhattan department store.”
A visual treat and temptation galore.
Bill Cunningham New York
“Bill Cunningham, one of the mainstays of the New York Times, has been a contributor to the renowned newspaper for many decades. He’s also an incurable and eccentric chronicler of fashion, tirelessly snapping photos of and writing about interestingly attired celebrities and ordinary New Yorkers.”
An insider look at this New York legend.
“Iris pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity.”
A feast for the fashion senses with a most endearing woman.
“Street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City’s most fashionable women over 60. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas.”
Ari Cohen has opened our eyes to advanced style.
Dior And I
“Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creations of Raf Simons’.”
“Multilayered, meticulously woven and a model of its kind, the docu deserves a place on specialised screens as well as TV.”
Visual beauty that had me teary by the finish.
image from the iris apfel documentary