Fashion in Film: Pulp Fiction
July 25th 2007 07:11
I don't know if it's worth $5 but it's pretty ******' good - Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction - pic from yahoo.com
I couldn't resist. Uma Thurman starring as Mrs Mia Wallace in the 1994 Palme D'Or winning, Tarantino directed, Pulp Fiction. Seeing this film, watching her character, was a revelation in cool.
We are enticed into Mia's world through a very pinned Vincent Vega, and from the moment she is seen we are drawn into her world of charm, wit and sexy cool. When Vincent takes her out for her bloody Derwood Kurby burger and her Martin and Lewis shake, he clearly does not know that he's in for the ride of his life. Like him, we're intrigued by her mystery and sublime foxiness.
Now all drug jokes and paraphernalia aside (no seriously, put them down), to emulate Uma as Mia, is very simple and straightforward, only you have to make sure you pull it off with the required confidence and cheek. In my dreams I look like her, I carry off her appeal, and I am that cool. In reality I'm WAY too short and dumpy for that. Never mind.
The look is classic 50's - 60's bad girl meets mod. Come on. Don't be a square.
The white shirt. This can't be any white shirt. You must have a tailored look, preferrably with french cuffs. I managed to locate one online at Valentino Fashion. They're an Australian based team that take pride in their quality garments, an important part of being Mia.
Unless you're as tall as Uma (she comes in at just six feet tall), you're going to have a hard time carrying off the cropped capri style pants she wears. They are slightly bootlegged or flared at the bottom, which if you have stumpy legs or a big behind, aren't too good. I've found a style which would be suitable for most, even the shorter and more curvey of us, on BlueFly.
So the easy part of the Mia wear is complete. Now for the refinements. Due to Uma's height, she wore some sweet ballet flats to compliment her outfit and so as not to stand over Johnny T. The best you can buy are available from Parisian Ballets. I've chosen some in the metallic silver similar to the colour worn in the film.
If you're up for it, you can go all out and wig it. It's very hard to find the exact style that Uma wore, the assymetrical fringed bob. You can get pretty close, but it's more of a standard bob. Sorry about the picture - it scared me too.
The most important part of the outfit is the lipstick and nail polish colour - Chanel's Rouge Noir. Apparently, sales went through the roof in this colour after the film was released. It is rumoured that you could not locate it anywhere for around 12 months. Guess I wasn't the only one who thought I was Mia.
Trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility - Chanel Rouge Noir - available from strawberrynet.com
One of the supreme points to owning these items is their timelessness. I guarantee you will never regret owning any of these items, whether you wear separately, or as one to look your most Mia.
So be your coolest, hippest cat and do the twist while you shoot the pilot for Fox Force Five.
Fox Force Five.
Even the name of her pilot was cool. I said goddamn!
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