Today I thought I would bring something a little different to the blog. I'd like to share with you one of my favourite ever films - Pretty In Pink and if you are like me and love a bit of fashion, a good eighties soundtrack and a love story then I suggest you watch this little gem.
I remember seeing the poster for this film in a video store (remember those?) on the way to school, it was around 1986/87 so I would have been about 8 or 9 years old.
The film is about Andie (played by Ringwald). A poor girl, living with her unemployed father who goes to a school where there is a very clear divide between rich and poor. She meets Blane (played by Andrew McCarthy - a true eighties heartthrob). They fall for each other but run into difficulties when their friends do not approve of the relationship. Blane promises to take Andie to the prom but chickens out, so Andie ends up going alone. She wears a prom dress that she creates from a dress belonging to her friend/boss Iona and a dress her father gets her in a thrift shop.
Along with the support of her friend Ducky she goes to prom and bumps into Blane who is there alone and looking completly miserable. He apologises for being a complete douche. Andie chases after him and they share a passionate kiss.
This really is a film I could watch time and time again. The opening sequence for me just pulls you in. You see Andie getting ready for school - putting on her stockings, flowery pop socks, picking out accessories from a drawer full of costume jewellery before seeing the outfit in its full glory. She also has the loveliest girly bedroom. I defy any girl who doesn't have a passion for fashion to dislike this film. What are your favourite fashion inspired films or TV shows? x