One of my favorite podcasts, Fishnet Flix, dissects the fashion looks of different films and taking a page out of their book, I’d like to start sharing the looks I love from various movies I enjoy too — whenever the mood may strike.
Yesterday, I was in the mood for watching a film that had a dreamy stylized aesthetic and an uplifting storyline. Surprisingly, I find that combination is hard to come by unless you watch movies from the sixties or fifties. And that is how I landed on re-watching the 1961 classic ‘The Parent Trap’ on Disney+. I remember loving the looks in the film as a kid and always liked the original better than the Lindsay Lohan remake.
So without further ado, here are ripped copyrighted moments from ‘The Parent Trap’ all rights reserved to Buena Vista Films and Disney. Hopefully, this post will land in the realm of educational use.
Can we all agree that vintage bathing suits are just SO MUCH more stylish than today’s scantily clad looks!? I love this gingham print suit on Sharon, and although it’s a look for a modest teen, this modest thirty-something would rock it in a heartbeat.
Sharon’s going home look dressed as “Susan” is 100% reflective of the bright sunny sky’s of California where she is traveling to after camp, and I’m here for it. Susan, as “Sharon,” goes to Boston dressed all in grey. I can’t help but wonder if the costume designers intentionally had the two girls traveling outfits reflect the weather of their respective locations.
My favorite color is a turmeric/mustard yellow that is perfectly represented in this two-piece skirt suit worn by the “deplorable” Viki complete with matching shoes.
The traveling outfit of Maggie and Susan are delightfully color balanced in an earthy green color palate. Sigh… I’m nostalgic for an era of dressing to the nines at all times.
The matching earrings and brooch for this simple dinner at a home look is everything to me. I’m very lucky to have a collection of vintage brooches from my Bachan (Grandma in Japanese), and I actually think I have the pieces to create this pairing but in a yellow/orange color scheme.
Now for the look that you will most likely find me in, the terry-cloth short sleeve sweatshirt and Levis. This is the look that truly inspired me to make this post because when I saw it I thought — “oh I wish I had that top. I wish I owned a lot of the looks in this film”
I highly recommend revisiting this Disney classic is you have Disney+ for the silly hijinks, the dramatized Boston accent (still confused by how British Sharon’s character sounds but maybe it was supposed to be a Jackie O thing), and all the awesome vintage fashion and decor.
Let me know if you have any recommendations for movies that have a dreamy stylized aesthetic and an uplifting story-line. (and isn’t a Wes Anderson film*)
*I don’t have anything against Wes Anderson. Love Wes Anderson. But Wes Anderson movies have a very specific mood and sometimes I just don’t want the Wes Anderson touch.