When the Oscar nominees were announced yesterday, we found ourselves a tad surprised by some of the anointed films (please don't make us say it). Thankfully, most of our faves like Avatar, An Education and Inglorious Basterds made the Oscar cut, and with good reason. If you're like us, each of these movies caught your eye, not just for the remarkable filmmaking, but also because of their distinctive visuals and costumes (or lack thereof, in the case of the Na'vi). Knowing how much we love a clever shopping story, we decided to draw inspiration from this trio of Oscar contenders, if only to inject a little extra movie magic into your wardrobe this season.
Inglorious Basterds--Tarantino's latest had an all-star cast, but Diane Kruger really stole the show as Bridget Von Hammersmark, inspiring us to join the resistance with her movie-star wardrobe of nipped waists, stylish headpieces, and impeccable shoes.
Above, clockwise from top left: Inglourious Basterds photos via Lights Camera History; Aquascutum spring 2010 presentation photo via Style.com; Stella McCartney Pumps, $521, available at My Theresa; Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Mr. Lover, $12, available at Sephora; Corta Chain Fedora, $169, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Avatar—While we may not want to live in Pandora, we're definitely digging the gorgeous graphics for this blockbuster, which make us want to get dressed up in all things futuristic, metallic, and cobalt blue.
Above, clockwise from top left: Avatar image via FirstShowing; Proenza Schouler spring 2010 runway via Style.com; Alexander McQueen spring 2010 runway via Style.com; Sephora Glittering Nail Polish, $5, available at Sephora; Inge Christopher Lita Bag, $149, available at StefaniBags; Michael Kors Malachite-Print Shift Dress, $589.75, available at The Outnet.
An Education—This glamorous coming-of-age movie brought out our inner ingénue with its mixture of posh styling, lush cinematography, and sharp acting (Carey Mulligan, you have our vote!).
Above, clockwise from top left: An Education photo via Delicatessen of Style; Chantecaille Eyeliner, $22, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Silence & Noise Faux Fur Coat, $79.99 , available at Urban Outfitters; Topshop Leather Covered Stud Gloves, $36, available at Topshop; Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2010 runway photo via Style.com.