Feeling Inspired: Ginger and Rosa

Fashion, Lifestyle, Movie


For being someone who would class themselves as rather internet savvy it is only in the last two months that I discovered Netflix.Last night I was browsing through and discovered Ginger and Rosa, a Sally Potter movie released in 2012 which at the time I do remember seeing the trailers but it didn’t appear in any local cinemas and went to the back of my mind. I have included the trailer below and I urge you to watch it before continuing with the post so that the rest makes sense.

So naturally as you hopefully see from the trailer, this movie is visually amazing. As someone who is very into the visuals in cinematography this movie really caught my attention. Everything from the costuming, set designs and character depictions was for me breathtaking. I thought the movie was cast beautifully, I cannot wait to see Elle Fanning grow and develop into an adult because seeing as she was a 13 year old American during the filming , the fact that she was totally believable as a 17 year old English girl living post Hiroshima Ban the Bomb times.


The main focus of the film for me of course being that as I am a fashion student was the costuming, as soon as I saw Ginger and Rosa’s first matching outfits I was almost transfixed. Once I had watched the movie ( it is under 2 hours and a very easy watch) I immediately picked up my Fashionary and began to sketch.

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One of the key items featured throughout the movie is the duffle coat. Both girls throughout up until a point dress pretty much identically and they both sport oversized long wool parkas, something which actually this last A/W 13 was a huge trend and continues into the new year. It is one of those staple pieces that we all should have in our wardrobes.



The oversized shirt , probably a men’s shirt which features heavily throughout.

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I love the connection that is made through the very obvious similarities that are made between Natalie, Ginger’s mother played by the very so fabulous Christina Hendricks and Rosa Ginger’s best friend played by the up and coming Alice Englert.

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Overall I would definitely put this movie into my top 20 movies ( I am a bit of a movie addict so I cannot narrow it down to below 20) I really love the characters, the imagery and of course the costuming which was done by Holly Waddington , her first time billed as costume designer.

I would love to know what inspires you, when was the last time you watched a movie that got you very inspired to be creative or to just think about something which ordinarily never crosses your mind.

Check out reviews and plot outlines on IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2115295/