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Now that it’s December and much of the country would welcome a respite from the chilly temperatures, let us take a holiday to an exclusive summer resort nestled on the Adriatic. It’s the 1930s, glamour is everywhere, and murder is afoot.
Sure, we all have Gatsby fever at the moment, but let’s not forget that there are many other wonderful examples of Jazz Age cinematic inspiration. In 1982, an outstanding cast and crew came together to produce Evil Under the Sun, a somewhat loose adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel.
What a fun film: the settings are beautiful, the actors are clearly having a ball in their roles (farce is too strong a word, but most everything is treated rather lightly), and the fashions are amazing. Most notably, Dame Diana Rigg shines as an actress and infamous party girl:
The suits and resort wear sported by the gentlemen are equally noteworthy. Ascots, tennis whites, sailing jackets, and tailored double-breasted suits abound.
And did I mention that Jane Birkin and Maggie Smith are in it?
Now streaming on Netflix (and, I believe, to be found on YouTube as well), enjoy Evil Under the Sun on a rainy Sunday afternoon when you long to feel the warm sun on your back and hear Cole Porter drifting by on an Adriatic breeze.
Obligatory Invitation Pairing: Million Dollar Trooper
Hello Burberry! We’re ready for Fall.
In love with the latest men’s collection from Dolce & Gabbana.
The designers doff their caps to newsboys & Victorian doctors, as well as one familiar character…
See the full Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter collection here.
Michael Pitt evokes a 1950s Hollywood icon in Prada’s Spring-Summer 2012 ad campaign photographed by David Sims.
Costume sketches from The Artist.
Head over to Vanity Fair to view more enchanting costumes and insight from the production and costume designers.
And if you’re planning your own 1920s/1930s affair, you may be interested in The Algonquin Cat, a readymade invitation design that was inspired by this amazing and vibrant era:
Handmade vintage spoon bracelets and pendants from Mon Petit Chou Boutique.
Whimsical, warm, and ethical animal collars & scarves from Cleo Ferin Mercury.
Keep your message close with these morse code bracelets and necklaces by COATT. Available in silver or gold and strung on silk cord.
… in love with the stunning photography of Eugenio Recuenco. What will you be for Halloween?
A low effort costume for your Halloween or costume wedding soirée.