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I am an individual stuck in a rut who loves to re-name her 21 cats in the cabin she lives in at the edge of that god-awful forest on the other side of China that no one can reach.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Boy

Now, here are the inspirations:

Here's the result:

Elizabeth and James blazer, Urban Outfitters glasses, Steven Alan shirt, Topshop hat, Stella McCartney trousers, Topshop shoes

So, lately, I've been watching a LOT of Harold Lloyd films (*points to man above*). And yes, they're mostly silent. But, he was a famous silent actor in the '20s and starred in a lot of "talkies" after its creation. But, really, the films are fantastic. I just love them. My favorite is The Freshman, which is so adorable. And I love Joblyna Ralston, who starred with Lloyd in many of his films, including The Freshman.

But, Harold Lloyd basically was the inspiration for this. I also thought of someone reading a newspaper, like the picture above. I would have added some issue of NYT or something, but nah, it's good just the way it is.

Also, if you guys want to watch a clip of The Freshman, click here: x.

I'd like to thank you all for the wonderful comments! 8...wow! I'm getting a lot of readers, haha. Thank you so much...

Photo credit: 1 2 3 4 5

Edit: I found this fantastic blog post about a girl who used to be pen pals with John Hughes. This really opened my eyes about how much greater he actually was and made me miss him more than I really do. RIP John Hughes. Click here to read.

8 comments:

Malena said...

That outfit is so cool. I may dress like a homeless person, but I love simple classy outfits. Especially the glasses.
I like silent movies too! I admit that I don't really know much about them (hadn't heard of Harold Lloyd until now), but I have watched a few. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari is the best movie ever.

lydia said...

ahhh wonderful result. that's basically my perfect outfit.

i love silent films, i need to start watching them again! harold lloyd's great.

haha, really funny that you sent me the link to that video, i'm was just about to publish it in a post! it's so amazing....jules is so amazing.

sexyinthecity said...

You have a lovely blog!!
so elegant and inspirational ;) love the masculine look, the baggy pants with oxford shoes is elegant and sexy for a woman!!

xx

thimbles and gingham said...

i want to wear that outfit! my local video store is terrible and only stocks new releases but i'm going to complain til they start stocking silent movies. i've never seen any harold lloyd films.

coco said...

I adore the first image.

yiqin; said...

Elizabeth & james has really nice shoes.

Susan said...

I love this look, I mean it's far too classy for the likes of me but I do enjoy it. I read that girl's post on John Hughes, it's amazing, she was such a huge part of his life by the sound of it and it all started with a letter. Wish I had the guts to do something like that.

hard liquor; soft holes said...

harold lloyd: totally perfect.