I'm staying at my mom's this month, prior to the big move and I'm taking the opportunity to watch all her VHS tapes during my stay. I prefer VHS to DVD any day. I hate those automated DVD menu's. They always ruin a good film...
Anyway, I took these awful stills of the gorgeous Katerina Cavalieri from a scene in Amadeus (1984). I forgot how much these images impacted me when I was younger. The bright red lips and black eyeliner are so blatant against the powder and pastel hues of the scene.
It seems that Eighteenth Century inspiration has been creeping its way into fashion editorials and shows every since Sofia Coppola "brought it back" with her film Marie Antionette, but it's scenes like this one that really get my inspiration flowing. If you haven't seen this ridiculous but very good movie, you really ought to. The wigs and costume work are to die for, and if you take Mozart's word for it, the score is the die for as well.