Our last film review was for the movie, Australia where Nicole Kidman stars as Lady Ashley. She has a great, classic and timeless sense of style in many of the scenes. The costume designer for Australia is Catherine Martin.
Here are some fashion finds of today that I could picture Lady Ashley having worn (the film is set in the late 1930s) and anyone with a classic sense of style, present day, would enjoy these fashion pieces and accessories as well.
First, there is this Kate Spade bag as featured in the February 2009 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine. It reminds me of Lady Ashley's abundant luggage set. It's a great classic bag for today's woman:
photo credit, katespade.com
Sullivan Street Blakely Handbag. $675.00. Color- Navy and Porcelain. Italian glazed leather with 14-karat gold plated hardware.
Next, as featured in the April 2009 issue of Lucky magazine, there are the "Audrey" pumps by Mia, available at miashoes.com for $69
Throughout the movie, Lady Ashley wears lots of plaid, blue, white, beige, and khaki colors. The wardrobe is quite a range as Lady Ashley also wears a lovely Asian inspired design for one formal occasion.
She is seen in both riding boots and pumps and wears one terrific outfit with a tie-front blouse and pencil skirt in the scene where she sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Here are just a few choices to re-create that look:
photo credit, dillards.com, M.S.S.P tie-front blouse available at Dillard's. $88
photo credit, dillards.com, Walter tie-front blouse available at Dillard's, $188
photo credit, lordandtaylor.com, Pink Tartan stretch pencil skirt, available at Lord and Taylor, on sale for $54.99