Friday, March 27, 2009

Film Fridays: Mogambo

I got dressed this morning feeling very 'Mogambo' (or Ralph Lauren S/S 09, whichever you prefer).

For those that don't know, I am a huge classic movie buff and have spent many years collecting and watching classic films (from the popular to the obscure, from 1933 to 1975), as well as classic film books, posters, autographs (Lauren Bacall's autograph and a letter from the great late Katherine Hepburn are my prized possessions), etc.

Mogambo is one of those films that I had to see due to my love for Grace Kelly AND Ava Gardner (Clark Gable ain't too shabby either). It's pretty entertaining, if not just being a blown-out soap opera amidst the apes of Africa.

I wouldn't recommend you run out to the store and rent the thing (if you can find it) but it's wonderully on-location shooting and stylish stars make it worth catching if you happen to see it on TV.

It's also a remake of Red Dust, again starring (a much younger) Gable and a famous blonde, this time Jean Harlow. I liked Red Dust a little bit better but you can be the judge.

Anyhoo, I present you my version of Mogambo!

Safari jacket: Forever 21; Tank (underneath): Vera Moda; Silk and crochet skirt: Odille; Belt: ASOS; Boots: Bata; Earrings + large bangle: Forever 21; Coin bracelet: Indiska (Norwegian store); Amber bracelets: amber shop in Tallin, Estonia; Stone scarab bracelet: street vendor in Barcelona

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!! x0x0 Lusty

PS - Due to various comments and emails I get, I will definitely come up with a list of my favourite shops (most are online and/or Ebay and all ship to Canada - cuz duh, that's where I am :). Plus my best Ebay advice (I've been buying and selling at least once a month since 2001)

PPS - I've changed my comment settings because I know a lot of people (AMANDA!) read my blog but don't have a blogger account or can't remember their password lol. I'll change it back if I get too many nasty comments but until then, comment away!


♥ fashion chalet said...

I love your version best; what a fun editorial, lady!! :] Come visit me in Miami anytime!!

My word verification: tormica ??


Budget Babe said...

i love this series! safari chic is so classic. i've never seen Mogambo, usually think of The African Queen. i wish we lived closer, i'd use you as a model (again not trying to be creepy) but i have all these ideas and frankly hate using myself as a model :)

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Love it. Your look is safari gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

The Clothes Horse said...

I love your interpretation of the film! Old movie buffs are the best people in the world. :) I'm jealous of the little collection you mentioned. Though I must admit I'm not a huge fan of Grace Kelly...she always strikes me as very cold and unreachable...I think she is a sad figure in many ways...

Lily said...

HAHAHAHA They are the most hilarious photos. I love the pot plant!

I love safari outfits and you've done such a fabulous job at it.

Isa said...

those pictures are great!
you fit the whole style perfectly, you´re got such classical facial features!
and how is your diet going missy?
not meaning to be creepy but lately I´ve become so interested and fascinated in differnt ways of nutritions and healthy diets.
and I guess you´re kind of a pro here! ;)


Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic inspiration and photo effects - you look fab!!


STARR said...

Very sophisticated. The look really works on you!

tanya said...

WOW. Yes very ralph lauren and I LOVE it!! You look gorgeous :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your inspiration...really cool idea! The tribal jewelry is definitely my favorite aspect of this look.

Too Many Tights said...

Ha! This made me laugh (in a good way). Great job :)

Julia mode said...

lovely photos and look !! =)


Marian said...

darling i love this and all the shots you came. love safari inspired fashion.Sweetie hope you are well.I have changed my blog name and link address. Could you kindly change it in you list of blog links.
My blog name is now my name:Marian Kihogo and link
Would really appreciate if you could change it, thanks sweetie.
Happy wknd x

Anika said...

I love the true to form!

Impressive too are all the shots, they inspired me!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you changed your comments section so I can post now!

I don't have an account so I could never post!

Anyways, great blog!

DaisyChain said...

I love your inspirations and interpretation. You look amazing.

Alice said...

i adore that you took the pics in amongst ferns and palms. awesome :-)

that last b&w pic of you is absolutely STUNNING.

MizzJ said...

Hehe nice photos! Did anybody catch you taking these?

Wanderlusting said...

Budget - but I'm too stumpy to be a model :)

Clothes Horse - she is very much the ice queen, but I feel strangely drawn to her anyway:) maybe it's her too untimely death. And her poise, of course, her poise.

Isa - hmm, diet is. Well, it's been better lol. I've been broke for the last week so I haven't been able to have the proper diet food. But I am starting again next week and until then just using the healthy principles I've picked up such as eggs for brekkie, salad for lunch, rice and beans and chicken for dinner, fruit veggies or yogurt as a snack, etc.

And yeah, adding in some wine too :)

Marian - will do!

MissJ - yeah, the person who checks fire extinguishers. My pics would be a lot better if I didn't have so much fear in my eyes!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wanderlusting! Woman and safari clothes is that kind of combination which I can't explain rationally. About safari clothes: I like safari clothes too. Mogambo is one of my favourite movie. I like those so called "safari movies". Now I go to the kitchen because I must have some coffee. Before that I hope that spring will bring all good things to you. P.S. I love your version of Mogambo!!!