Honey Kennedy’s Fave Looks from Classic Flicks

We invited Jen of fashion and lifestyle blog Honey Kennedy to round up some looks to mimic a few of her favorite classic-film stars. Take a peek for a little flick-inspired fun!

Funny Face (1957), starring Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton — “Before falling in love with Dick Avery (Fred Astaire), Jo was thrilled to go to Paris to meet her beatnik philosophy heroes. Getting her look is as easy as pairing together penny loafers, sunglasses, a turtleneck, solid pants, and a neutral coat. ”

Le Mépris (1963), starring Brigitte Bardot as Camille Javal — “I love BB’s character, Camille, in Le Mépris – especially this outfit. Here, she’s being snubbed by her man and she has a bit of a naive ‘bad girl’ thing going on. Mimic her look with an edgy jacket, striped top, pencil skirt, headscarf, bold makeup, and flats.”

Le Notti di Cabiria (1957), starring Giulietta Masina as Cabiria Ceccarelli — “Cabiria is such a sweet dreamer and so in love with love. She has terrible luck, but always manages to pick herself up. I love her cute night-on-the-town outfit! Style some faux fur with stripes, a skirt, chic accessories, and T-strap flats to look as sweet as she does, and make note to watch the American version, Sweet Charity, starring Shirley MacLaine, too!

“Some of these starring gals may have had better luck in love than others, but their characters were all passionate romantics regardless. Hear, hear to that!”

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    Jimmy Leaf 02/14/2012 at 1:55 pm #

    i Like Brigitte Bardot look in Le Mépris from the look of that photo! Great jacket top and pencil skirt combo. I’ll have to take a look at the film. Great post thanks.


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    Melanie 02/14/2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Jen, I love this post! Such beautiful choices. I want the Le Mépris striped shirt. Oh, who am I kidding? I want EVERY striped shirt.

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    Charlie 02/14/2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Loooove the second look, Jen! I mean, I love all of them- but that’s the one I think I could rock. Great selections!

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    Corrie Kartchner 02/14/2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh Snap, this is like a guide to look classic and from an old romantic movie. I’m in love.

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    Sarah // Hemenway Street 02/14/2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Oh, I love this! I’m constantly looking to the past for inspiration, and these picks feel both classic and timeless.

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    Ines Hunt 02/15/2012 at 11:49 am #

    this is quite possibly the most perfect post I’ve read today.

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    Jennifer Yadiris Ciru 02/15/2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Love this. Truly modest and nothing is overdone. Each outfit is true to each of its character. Je l’adore!

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    Nikki Allred 02/18/2012 at 7:09 am #

    This is exactly what I have been looking for on ModCloth! Love classic film and love this idea that I can adapt any of these looks! Thanks!

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    sffdecal 02/19/2012 at 11:57 pm #

    These are awesome, I would love to see more of them!

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