Inspired by A Bigger Splash
As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day Weekend conjures up thoughts of beach trips and picnics. As much as I would have liked to have spent the bulk of the past weekend at the beach, the combination of Tropical Storm Bonnie and whatever gross version of pneumonia/flu I've had for the past week meant that at least a good chunk of my long weekend would be spent inside. Womp womp.
Thank goodness for the Terrace Theater, Charleston's only indie movie theater. Like a lot of Charlestonians, my relationship with the Terrace is most steady leading up to the Academy Awards. Still, on the edge of summer, there was no better place to spend this past Sunday than the Terrace and no better movie to evoke thoughts of vacation than A Bigger Splash.
A Bigger Splash, staring Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, is not a perfect movie, but visually, it is nothing short of eye candy and Fiennes and Swinton are excellent. Fiennes delivers not only an award-worthy performance, but also perhaps one of the best dance scenes on film of all time. Seriously.
And, though it would be easy to overlook the cast's wardrobe against the backdrop of the remote Italian island of Pantelleria, Swinton's clothes are perfect for a rockstar looking effortlessly chic on holiday. I don't doubt that the pieces worn by Swinton in the film come with more price-tag commas and digits than the pieces below, but these four items will get you damn close to looking like her character in the opening scene.
...Because don't we all want to look like an effortlessly chic rockstar on vacation?