Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wallis, Wally, and W./E.


Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson during the filming of W./E. Photo by Bauer Griffin.

Please do stop by Clothes on Film to read the article I wrote about the costumes in W./E., which I am officially obsessed with. It’s an overview of how the clothes worn by Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson and Abbie Cornish as Wally Winthrop actually mirror each other, even though Wallis lives in England in the 1930s and Wally lives in New York in 1998.

Consider these photos of Andrea and Abbie as they make their way to the set for filming a preview of the visual treat that awaits you when you see the movie. The DVD for the movie comes out on May 1 and I will definitely be buying it!

I have to get out both my red lipstick and red nail polish after seeing the above photo of Andrea Riseborough. And isn’t that shade of blue on her just beyond gorgeous?



Abbie Cornish as Wally Winthrop. She’s wearing the dynamite open-weave cardigan over a white dress, a look I loved in the film. She must be making her way to the set in this picture because she was not wearing a backpack in the movie! Photo by Bauer Griffin.

Clothes on Film
W./E.

6 comments:

sacramento said...

I bet you lookd beautiful with your red lips and nails.
It will be a film to watch.
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Veshoevius said...

The movie got canned in London - though they never like anything that Madonna directs - but the clothes look lovely - will wait for DVD. Oh and I finally saw Bill Cunningham here in London on the weekend - it was so wonderful!

jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, how is your knee? The movie will be out on DVD in Europe in June. I highly recommend it! XO, Jill

jill815 said...

Hi Veshoevius, how have you been? I agree with you entirely, I think the English press hates Madonna and I don't think they are too fond of Wallis Simpson either so I'm not surprised the movie was panned.

I'm glad you got to see the Bill Cunningham movie. I saw it again on DVD and loved it a second time around. I can't wait to have my next Bill sighting at 57th Street and 5th Avenue! XO, Jill

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I still need to see the Bill Cunningham movie! How much fun to write about and review the clothes. I bet the red lips did look great!

Serene McEntyre said...

Jill, I had heard of the movie, but my dislike of Madonna caused me to write it off before really learning anything about it. Well now, I simply HAVE to see it! I love the story you described, as I have found myself at times wanting to slip out of my own time. Bob Mackie also came out with a perfume, Mackie, back in the day and it was my FAVORITE!! Hugs to you and hope your week improves! ~Serene