Fashion in film – 1930s glamour in Atonement

I went to to see Atonement last night. Now, I don’t usually write about films here but the costume design in Atonement was so beautiful, I just had to bring it to your attention. Keira Knightley’s Cecilia looked amazing – in everything from a 30s style swimsuit and cap to a striking emerald green dress accessories by diamond hair-pin and diamond cuff.

Keira Knightley as Cecilia in Atonement

I can’t imagine anyone but Keira Knightley playing Cecilia – the delicate bone structure, the big and classically beautiful features, work so well. She exudes the qualities of the archetypal 1930s woman as we think of her – soft in looks but strong in character.

If you don’t know what the film is about, it’s not my job to tell you – but what I will say is that for any girl who loves the classic fashion of eras gone by, the costume design in Atonement will have you reaching for your diamonds and hair curlers. And it will certainly be fuelling elements of both the flapper and Art Deco trends. Go watch – and be inspired!

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.