Stealing someone else’s style is actually far more difficult than it sounds or looks. I chose this theme for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ challenge because I thought it would be easy.
Having dithered about whose style I was going to copy, I eventually settled on Julia Roberts’ ‘Race Look’ in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’. You see for years my GG was likened to Richard Gere (below) and I also loved the scene in the movie where Julia’s character tells the snooty sales girl that she made a big mistake and spends her money in another shop. Of course it is a totally unrealistic portrayal of prostitution and I believe the original screenplay (obviously changed) was not a romantic comedy, but a more gritty and hard-hitting film with a bad ending for Vivian.
Anyway, I had been gifted a fabulous hat from Wallaroo UK which was inspired by the hat in the film and aptly called Julia. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have already seen this hat. Wallaroo hats are unusual in that they offer UPF50 protection (Skin Cancer Foundation-approved too). They are perfect for any size head because they are adjustable and many of them including my Julia are packable. And, of course, there are many attractive styles available in a variety of colours. Definitely worth checking out their site. Below you get a better picture of the hat.
So, I had the hat and I thought it would be easy enough to get a spotty dress like the one Julia Roberts wore in the film. But, of course, I left it too late and could not find one in the end.
However, I remembered seeing my friend Hilary in a similar dress and luckily was able to borrow from her. Her dress was bought a few months ago in Mango.
‘Style Not Age’ response
So how did my friends from ‘Style Not Age’ get on?
Well, Anna from Anna’s Island Style chose to steal the style of the wonderful Suzi Grant from Alternative Ageing. Suzi’s style here is colourful and zany and I think Anna nailed it and the pose.
Emma of Style Splash chose to take her inspiration from the TV series ‘Killing Eve’.
Emma’s outfit was inspired by Villanelle from the second series, where she’s wearing a pink blouse and cerise skirt. You will have to head to her post to read more about it.
And guess whose style Jacqui (www.mummabstylish.com) chose to steal? Yes, Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ too! It is not the first time that we have been thinking along the same lines. I am dying to read her post now; it will be interesting to read what she has written.
We have so much fun with our monthly collaborations, even though it is nearly always a mad rush to get it done in time. Check out last month’s collaboration HERE and do pop over to read my friends’ posts. And you can follow us on INSTAGRAM too.