Thursday, April 28, 2011

Budget Chic and the film A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Hollywood Fashion Vault was thrilled to see Budget Chic (another fashion blogger) trying out a great look from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as a work outfit. Doesn't she just look fabulous?
This outfit made me want to find out more about Budget Chic and her style inspiration. She graciously answered my questions and gave me a few more leads on great style films. Here is the interview and an outfit from one of her favorite style movies: A Kiss Before Dying (1956). Enjoy!

A Kiss Before Dying
Hollywood Fashion Vault (HFV): What are your favorite style movies?

Budget Chic: Sex and the City: The Movie (SATC 1), A Kiss Before Dying (1956) and Confessions of a Shopaholic
HFV: Can you remember any specific pieces or outfits you wore that were inspired by a film?

Budget Chic: I dupe a look from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and searched for a hot pink pencil skirt and colorful leather gloves to imitate a look from Confessions. I'm also looking from some 50s flare skirts and dresses from several classic movies that have inspired me, A Kiss Before Dying being one of them.

HFV: How do you incorporate retro and vintage elements into your wardrobe?

Budget Chic: I love anything structured from the 40s and 50s so I do a lot of peplum jackets, pencil skirts and plan to do more faux fur to get that luxe 50s vibe. I try to mix retro with more current pieces so it doesn't look like I'm always in costume or stuck in a time warp.

HFV: Do you have a style icon? Who is it and why did you pick them?

Budget Chic: Absolutely love Patrica Field the stylist for SATC, Devil Wears Prada and Confessions. Icons are Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) and a new favorite Kerry Washington.

HFV: What’s on the horizon for Budget Chic? What are you excited about?

Budget Chic: I don't know what direction this blog will take me it, I'll just keep doing what feel right and hoping opportunities will grow from that.

Many thanks to Budget Chic for sharing her thoughts and insights. Particularly, I appreciate the recommendation of A Kiss Before Dying. It is available on Netflix to Watch Instantly. I caught this flick and re-created one of the outfits from it. Here is the companion post to this interview.

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