Monday, July 27, 2009

Fashion on Film: Orphan

Joanna and I saw Orphan last night and it did not disappoint. It is a fantastic addition to the evil child subgenre---and a fashionable one at that! The little monster in question is a doll-faced Russian orphan named Esther whose personal style can best be described as Madeline-meets- Anna Karina. Her clothes can easily pass for a number of minimalist cult labels (Lover, United Bamboo, etc.) and she personalizes her look with accessories; favoring berets, bows, and white tights. I can only pray that there will be an equally stylish sequel!




GET THE LOOK!

EEK! by Eugenia Kim headband, $28 at Urban Outfitters. Lover dress, $580 at Net-a-Porter.
In God We Trust beret, $60 at Refinery 29. A.P.C. dress, $102 at Tres Bien Shop

In God We Trust Necklace, $200 at Refinery 29. Built by Wendy dress, $141 at Built by Wendy
Lover coat, $670 at Net-a-Porter. In God We Trust Bracelet, $25 at Refinery 29

12 comments:

E.K. said...

Gosh I just love your site so much! I wish you lived closer, anyone that tells how to accessorize like an evil child is an instant best friend of my wife and I, ha!

Anonymous said...

please see the link >

http://about-orphans.blogspot.com

charlotte elizabeth said...

I usually have a rule about only seeing romantic comedies in theatres but I can't miss this one!

Megan said...

ooohhh i wanted to see that, nice outfit picks! btw is it a remake? i felt like it was when i saw the preview...

Chelsea said...

Thanks E.K.!

Megan-it's not a remake, just a total cliche. Basically a hybrid of The Bad Seed and The Good Son. So amazing.

Megan said...

awesome, i'll have to check it out!

gentrifier said...

Her style is also, to quote Tina Fey, " a touch of high school bitchy" ala miss Blair Waldorf. Which I am not complaining about, god help me if I ever find a store that sells multi-tiered white babydolls and velvet chokers in grown-up sizes.

This is Laura F by the way

Tahda said...

I love that bracelet with the bow!

LuxiRare said...

This post is totally awesome!

Andrea said...

love the in god we trust necklace. I think you might like this amazing new jewelry line called Dirty Pretty Things. Check it out at www.dptjewelry.com

istyle said...

Hi my name is Antoinette Messam and I am the Costume Designer of the movie Orphan and this blog was just sent to me. Thank-you so much I am honored that you liked what I did with Esther's costume it was definitely a challenge and I appreciate that someone got it!

Chelsea said...

Antoinette,
I'm so glad that someone directed you to my post. You did such a fantastic job--much appreciated!