i love everything about this! the top hat, the jewelry, the holes in the shirt ... perfect.
we had a super busy but SUPER GOOD day - errands errands, thrifting, a delicious lunch, shopping, photoshoot, post office, a delicious dinner. i FINALLY got a new purse - it is black pebbled leather with tons of hardware & i love it. i had been carrying a vintage bucket bag i got off of etsy for the last few months, but it was too small/annoyingly shaped. i also got a wonderfully simple black lace dress - loose and flowing i am sure it will get tons of use this summer. and my lovely friend desiree gifted me with a beautiful vintage sequined dress! she is such a treat, i love our photoshoots (for her vintage etsy store prance and swagger) more than i probably should. annnnnnnnyways, today was wonderful & now i am going to laze about on the internet and eat candy.
anna karina is an exceptional beauty. in "pierrot le fou" - directed by jean-luc godard and released in 1965 - she plays her classic "wild child" role to the hilt, and looks astounding while doing so. i LOVE all of godards films - his use of the fourth wall, his 1960's hate for the bourgeois, the blocks & pops of color in his costuming and sets. and his consistent use of anna is another amazing choice - she lifted his cinema into another realm.
yet the brilliant color, the rapid rhythms, and even the song-and-dance numbers only serve to color the unhappiness, making this a vibrant tragicomedy. the film veers between exuberance and exhaustion, yet for all its free-wheeling formal invention, this is one of godards most emotionally direct films, a piercing lament on the perils of love.
older films will always have my heart for their ability to address life beautifully, straight on, and with such pure excitement & love.
everything is fantastic, from the knits to the boots, not to mention the layering ... so sad, still. so so so sad. i can't get over how versatile & willing he felt as a designer, and how that just no longer exists. ugh.