Style Fille: Bang Bang and Penelope

Sometimes even if a movie is not the best you’ve seen, there’s something about it that just grabs you. Such is the case with The Brothers Bloom – a caper flick, full of fantastic cinematography, beautiful styling, and a story that is too smug for its own good. Having re-watched it recently, I remembered how much I loved the costumes worn by its main foursome: Penelope, Bang Bang, Stephen, and Bloom. Every character got to wear a fab hat (in most cases more than one), and most costumes worn by the film’s female characters (filmed in 2007) could be seen on Fall 2010 runways: from leopard print at Lanvin, to bowler hats at Hermès, to fur coats at Chanel, to aviator hats at Pink Tartan – the fun sleek styling is reason enough to rent this movie on a slow autumn evening.

Bang Bang was by far my favorite character in the movie, with wonderful comedic timing Rinko Kikuchi stole every scene she was in…and the outfits definitely helped shape her character (props go to Beatrix Aruna Pasztor!).

What about you? Do you have a movie that you like only for fashion’s sake, but not necessarily the story itself? Let me know in the comments!