70s style returns with ‘American Hustle’

The year’s first must-see film is released today, and could bring Studio 54 style into the mainstream once again. ‘American Hustle’ is set in 1978, and features an amazing cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. And whilst I must be honest and say the hot men are looking decidedly ropey on this occasion (Bradley Cooper with a tight, curly perm…Christian Bale with what can only be described as a paunch…) The women look fabulous. Jennifer Lawrence is smouldering in the publicity posters in a white dress that seems to be chanelling Debbie Harry from Blondie in those ‘Parallel Lines’ album covers, but it is Amy Adams who really stands out.

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American HustleFor Amy’s style, we are talking full-on seventies glamour. Large, Jackie O style sunglasses, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses showing more than a hint of boobies, teamed with strappy sandals, fur trimmed coats and floppy Fedora hats. And her hair is just stunning too, either in lush dark curls, or that ultimate 70s disco style, crimped. (I slept in plaits when I was young trying to achieve this look, not to much success mind.) Think Faye Dunaway in Network and Laura Mars, crossed with disco diva’s like Diana Ross and Donna Summer, and you get the general idea.

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rs_560x415-131212112358-1024.Amy-Adams-American-Hustle-Fur-Hat.jl.121213‘American Hustle’ has been critically acclaimed and is set to be one of the most talked about and admired films of the year. In terms of style inspiration,  I think Amy’s glamorous retro looks could have us reaching for the sequins, crimpers and that can of Elnett all over again.

New Season Trends – The Midi Length at Dorothy Perkins

It was the length that everyone said was unwearable unless you were as tall and willowy as Elle MacPherson. It makes you look frumpy and mumsy the magazines screamed. But the midi has proven everyone wrong, proving to be versatile, flattering and most definitely the chosen length for Autumn/Winter 2013/4.

Midi skirts look fabulous with knee high boots for a look that evokes all the images of the fabulous and stylish 70s movie, The Eyes of Laura Mars. The Midi is a grown up look, looking great with silk blouses or worn boho style in fabrics like cord and denim. It is also brilliant, if, like me, you like your legs, but only from the knees down. You are not encased in swathes of fabric like in a maxi skirt, but also not showing off acres of flesh a la mini skirts.

Dorothy Perkins is totally embracing 70s chic midi skirts in its new season styles and I am totally smitten with the look.

Midi skirt coming soon click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Midi skirt £30, coming soon. Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

midi skirt, coming soon, Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

midi skirt, coming soon. Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Midi skirt, coming soon. Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue damask midi skirt Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Wear With

Floral ruffle neck blouse Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy lace collared shell top Price: £24.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Animal roll sleeve shirt Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

White gem embellished jumper Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mint pointelle cotton cardigan Price: £16.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins