Style Icon: Sharon Stone in Casino

A few posts ago, I took a look at casino style, the fashion and outfits that you could wear to enjoy a night at a casino. (You can check out that post here.). A night at a Casino can be a very glamorous event, with cocktails, glitter and chips all combining to create an aura of glamour and decadence. If you want to try your hand without leaving your home, then a Cherry Casino Voucher Code 2018 could help you with free spins or a free online deposit. But if you do decide to try the real thing, the person who’s look you must be channeling is the iconic Ginger, as played by Sharon Stone in Casino.

When it comes to movie style icons, Ginger is right up there with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Diane Keaton as Annie Hall, and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. She is, quite simply, stunning. For me, this is Sharon Stone at her most alluring, forget Basic Instinct, in this role she just sizzles.

Casino is the Martin Scorsese gangster film that is a companion piece to Goodfellas, starring two of the male leads from that film, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Despite the star power of the male leads, it is Sharon as Ginger who sets the screen alight. The film is set in the 1960s and Ginger is a quintessential 60s ‘dollybird’, all big backcombed hair, false eye lashes and sparkly dresses. Her look is pure, high maintenance glamour, not an hair out of place, never knowingly dressed down. Ginger was based on a real person, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, a model and socialite who came to a mysterious end in the early 1980s, and this gives an added edge and poignancy to Stone’s performance.

The real Ginger, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, and Sharon Stone

The scene when we first encounter Ginger is a style classic. With a gorgeous white halter neck beaded mini dress with a keyhole neckline, and a classic sixties hairdo, Ginger is a sight to behold. I have loved this look from the first time I saw the film and it is now truly iconic. But it is certainly not the only memorable look – Ginger’s whole wardrobe, from those heady 1960s days right up to her death in a Pucci pantsuit/pyjamas, is just stunning.

It would be hard to choose my favourite Ginger outfit, but I love the gold dresses she wears when she is at the height of her allure and beauty. I love the seventies hair which gets shorter and curlier, and looks amazing with black leather trousers. Ultimately, this is a wardrobe I would love to step into.

Do you have a favourite movie style icon? Would love to hear your choice.

 

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Race season is on it’s way! Yes, Cheltenham and the Grand National will soon be upon us, bringing an array of weird and wonderful style from racegoers and celebrities alike. For fashion watchers, race season is always eagerly awaited, whether you follow elegant royal style, or like to look at the more interesting and colourful looks of the WAGS and wannabees who seem drawn to Aintree.

I’m never sure whether the lure of race season is the chance to have a little flutter and maybe win a few pounds, or the chance to dress up. It is probably a little bit of both, tied in with the chance to people watch too. Whatever your thoughts, if you are planning to attend the races this year, then a voucher towards the cost of your outfit, or towards the cost of your picnic basket, would probably be most gratefully accepted.

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The nation is preparing for racing season. The shops are stocking the latest fashion and fascinators and the supermarkets have ordered in the panic blankets and champagne in preparation.

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Friday Fashion – Black Panther Premiere

Red Carpet Premieres can often be staid, even boring events when it comes to the clothes. In these days of stylists, so many stars play it safe, wearing chic but ultimately unmemorable looks. But non of these accusations can be made against the stunning ladies who graced the Black Panther premiere this week. The looks were a riot of style, bright colours and thinking outside that fashion box. In short, they were amazing.

The latest film from the Marvel stable, Black Panther is one of the most anticipated films of recent times. With a mainly Black cast and a black super hero, Black Panther is a film that promises to celebrate the beauty and majesty of Africa, something that many believe has not always been the case with Hollywood films.

The female stars of the film, the stunning Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, both looked incredible on the red carpet, with Angela in yellow fringes apparently ageless. (How does she do it?). Lupita’s purple dress was a total showstopper from a lady already renowned for her exquisite fashion choices.

Other stars shining included the peerless Janelle Monae in a black ballgown and crown, which, it has to be said, she wears so well. My personal favourite look was the white gown with metallic inserts worn by my new style crush Issa Rae.

Which look caught your eye on the Black Panther red carpet?