Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Film inspiration: Wish You Were Here

The 1950s and the British seaside: I'm not sure why it had taken me so long to watch Wish You Were Here. Set in a small and dull seaside town at the start of the decade, it's the story of bored and vulnerable teenage Lynda. Flirtatious, fun and very messed up, she's played brilliantly by Emily Lloyd. She's also given one of the best catchphrases in "Up Yer Bum" (I certainly plan on using it in more conversation from now on).

Made in 1987, this is the 50s filtered through the 80s and Lynda is given lovely pastel pinks, mints and yellows to wear through the film which are set off by virginal white accessories and some excellent homespun-looking knitwear. It's a look that's very pretty, and should probably be also accessorised with a bike - just as Lynda does.

Wish You Were Here

Trying not to give too much of the plot away, the following grouping of clothes is inspired by the closing scene where Lynda arrives back at the town off a local bus, looking completely splendid in yellow. There's also a not-so-subtle clue here as to Lynda's fate. 
Wish You Were Here Too

Up yer bum!

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