Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sweet Darlin' Come Hold Me


I have always had an enthusiastic love affair with vintage clothing, but the more I see indie darling Zooey Deschanel in vintage dresses, the more my need for vintage dresses increases. After watching her in (500) Days of Summer the other night, I wanted to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe à la Summer. With her saucer-sized blue eyes, her thick bangs and her impossibly cute clothes, she inspired me. Zooey's offbeat and charming style has stolen my heart.

She is one of the most adorable women on the planet, and her style really seems to transcend time. She wears vintage like she was meant for it and in a way that never looks outdated. She has the ability to make vintage look...fresh? Oxymoron much? I love the contradiction.


Everything about Zooey is out of another era, including her singing voice which is often heard on-screen. (She also sings in a band called She & Him). Her fashion choices reflect this throwback style. While most young actresses are showing boobs and legs, it's surprising how many times you see Zooey covered up in a sweet frock and tights. She wears dresses that have a retro feel with charming details like bows or flowers. Her ensembles range from French hippie with her high-waisted, wide leg trousers to sixties mod in a crisp, bell sleeve dress and nude stockings. Although the style and cut of her ensembles could come off as stuffy and prim, Zooey has a carefree attitude that softens the look. She's absolutely flawless.


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8 comments:

Melissa said...

She is adorable - great post!

Keira-Anne said...

I wish I could find a better picture of the dress she wore on Spectacle: Elvis Costello With.... It was incredibly adorable, like whipped buttercream frosting and coconut.

It was this.

VancityAllie said...

I've heard such great things about 500 days of summer I absolutely cannot wait to see it.

Love the photos you posted of her here! She looks so stylish! Not everyone can pull of vintage, but she can.

She reminds me of a modern day Audrey Hepburn. Not so much in her looks, but more her gait, how she carries herself, how "timeless" she looks for this day and age... and how fresh she looks.

Duane Storey said...

I <3 Zooey.

Regimbal said...

I will say this for the 1 billionth time until someone does something about it. She should have been Lois Lane in the Superman movie.

Barbara Doduk said...

She is my only major girl crush. I LOVE HER. MASSIVE LOVE. She is perfecto.

talesfromabarstool said...

She's gotta be one of my favourites and is finally getting the attention she deserves after flying under the radar for so long. I've got to get into the cinema to see (500) days...

Roshan said...

I gotta tell you, Zooey. She's adorable and sweet and cute and she has a laugh that makes me want to hug her.