A Vintage Nerd Recreates: Une Femme Est Une Femme (1961): Angela Récamier

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There something magical that happens when the late Anna Karina made a film with Jean-Luc Godard. Fashion and social issues collided in a beautiful way. That melding keeps you captivated with the film despite language barriers. In Une Femme Est Une Femme (1961) we watch Angela Récamier (Karina) living out her life as a exotic dancer. But there is more to Angela than pretty clothes and singing talent, she wants to settle down and start a family with her lover, Émile. To make things a little more complex, Émile's best friend Alfred professes his love for Angela. Angela who is torn between her love for Émile and her desire for a child gives into Alfred's pleas. She does not love him and eventually Émile and Angela repair their relationship long enough for Émile to say "Angéla, tu es infâme" ("Angela, you are horrid"), and she retorts, "Non, je suis une femme" ("No, I am a woman").

In the midst of all of this personal drama is an array of fabulous fashion designed by Jacqueline Moreau who also designed the fashion in two others films I absolutely adore, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and Young Girl of Rochefort (1967). I love the way colors of red and cobalt blue are blended together with shades of grey, black, white. Everything Karina wears in this film is a delight to the eyes. I love the use of color blocking that Moreau used throughout the film and it completely inspired my outfit for my Une Femme Est Une Femme Recreates. This is the type of outfit you can wear anywhere and feel as though you are channeling your inner Anna Karina.

A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Inspired Fashion Blog, Fashion Recreates, One Femme Set One Femme, Anna Karina Fashion, Retro Lifestyle Blog, Modcloth Plaid Skirt
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Inspired Fashion Blog, Fashion Recreates, One Femme Set One Femme, Anna Karina Fashion, Retro Lifestyle Blog, Modcloth Plaid Skirt
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Inspired Fashion Blog, Fashion Recreates, One Femme Set One Femme, Anna Karina Fashion, Retro Lifestyle Blog, Modcloth Plaid Skirt

Outfit: Plaid Skirt from Modcloth, Red Turtleneck from J Crew, Trench Coat from Gap, Beret and Stockings from Amazon, and Black Gloves are Vintage 1960's

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  1. Can we just!? I'm obsessed with your trench coat, that is so classic. I've not seen this particular movie, however I love The Umbrellas of Cherbourg... Maybe I need to give this a watch! Quinn x

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    1. Hahah awwww thanks!! I love French New Wave Cinema. Its so fun and thought provoking too. I love Umbrella of Cherbourg too!!! xox

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