4.19.2010

Movie Nights: Coco, Anna & Valentino

Considering my currently very busy social life {being ironic}, I managed to have a movie night on all 3 weekend nights. I decided to sharpen my fashion knowledge and watch 3 movies I was longing to see for a while now. All of these would make for a perfect girls' movie night!

1. Friday - Coco Before Chanel

The title says it all... don't expect the fabulous life of Coco Chanel, but rather the stories of a tomboy girl. Slow, boring disappointing. :(
Audrey Tatou is great though.

"This is the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style."



2. Saturday - The September Issue

I loved it! A documentary of the world of Anna Wintour and the making of the September, 2007 Vogue. Engaging, inspiring, interesting. A must see for all of you fashion addicts out there!

"The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, The September Issue, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion.
The September Issue won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. "

3. Sunday - Valentino, the last Emperor
 
Another great fashion documentary on the history of the Valentino house. Fabulous fabulous clothes!


"Shown around the world in film festivals to wide acclaim, VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature film that has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring access never-before allowed in the high temples of Haute Couture. The legendary Valentino is the star of the film, along with his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. Valentino The Last Emperor follows them for the final two years of their careers, and show the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world's most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art against commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or expensive clothes, but about love."

Have you seen any good movies lately?

28 comments:

Olya said...

ooh!!! I haven't seen the Valentino movie. The other two are awsome!!!

Elsa said...

I have the movie about Chanel, and I love it.
The other two I havent seen yet

kirstyb said...

love the coco movie x

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Am I the only one who didn't like the Coco movie? :D

Farah said...

i watched coco last week and I have to agree it was whatever, considering how respected of a woman she is they should have kept out the cheap sex scenes and came up with a better ending!

D e g a i n e

http://www.fashiondegaine.com

Inspiration in Italy said...

I haven't seen any of these movies...but I never really wanted to see Coco so I might just agree with you on that one if I did! :)

Happy Monday!

Rachel

vicky h. said...

very happy about this post of yours! I just saw the trailer for the september issue a couple of days ago and have been wanting to see it! Now, that you said its good I will for sure!

xox
Bikinis & Passports

Ms. Chyme said...

All those movies are great.

Valerie said...

I've been wanting to see The September Issue and now I want to see it even more! I watched Up in The Air over the weekend and although it was a bit of a downer, I liked it. xo

Karisa Tells All said...

I heard Coco Before Chanel was boring, but I have The September Issue on my netflix queue! Can't wait to watch it now.

Alicia said...

i've seen the sept issue 3 times (love it!) and am sad to hear coco before chanel isn't good. i am currently reading a book on coco right now and find her to be very interesting!!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

I've been wanting to see all 3 movies, too! Glad you posted about them... it reminded me! :)

http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

LOVED the september issue! i've watched it quite a few times!! Such a great insight into what really goes on at Vogue! xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I have yet to see the Valentino and the September Issue. I loved watching Coco though;-9
xxx

her waise choice said...

Loved the Valentino documentary and quite enjoyed Coco avant Chanel too (though it was admittedly slow) but now I'm really looking forward to watching The September Issue!

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Phuong said...

love to see all the movies

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Loved Coco, and I am stalking the September issue at my video store. We have one copy here in Podunk Mississippi. Not very many Vogue lovers sadly so the demand is pretty non-existent, oh did I tell you the new SATC Vogue is out, and there is not one copy to be had here.

CMA said...

love this!
great showcase of the movies that we bloggers hold dear
loving your blog, keep it going
and thanks for sharing, so wonderful!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I like the Coco movie but only b/c I knew what to expect before I saw it. I would LOVE for there to be a Chanel movie that focuses on her as a famous designer. That would be a great film! :)

I also love the Valentino documentary. I want his house!!!

I have yet to see the September Issue and I am dying until it comes in the mail. I have it on my netflix. Yay!

C'est La Vie said...

i lOVE Coco Before Chanel, LOVE LOVE LOVE

you should check out my giveaway :)

Tiffany said...

I've got the september issue next on my blockbuster list, I can't wait to watch it!

I watched the Valentino documentary and I loved it. So interesting!

Regan said...

I saw the Coco Chanel movie too, and I also though it was super boring and not what I expected! I also didnt know that it was all in French until I started watching it....haha

EFRUTIK said...

Hi Gabby,

I can only comment on The September Issue movie. I also liked it when watched not too long ago. I mostly liked the way the women were portrayed in the film, powerful, grounded, and dedicated to what they love. I am always fascinated by women who exude passion for life! I am waiting for netflix to have the Coco film on demand and will actually check for Valention film as well. As for suggestions for movies I say "Julie & Julia" is a really nice film to watch. Enjoy :)

Emily said...

I love coco before chanel sad but lovely. I need to watch the others :)

daisymae said...

I recently watched the chanel film- how can you say its 'slow, boring and disapointing'?! I love it. Though I do admit I was a bit dissapointed about how you only get to see her collection at the end... Still Audrey Tatou is amazing.
I'm hoping to do a post about it soon:
http://daisytt.blogspot.com/
xxx

Ashley said...

Need to see Valentino--have Lagerfeld at home right now... But I heard Valentino is really good.

Petersen said...

I love coco before chanel sad but lovely. I need to watch the others :)

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