12.22.2009

pretty little basterd






What is it about French women? They're just so effortlessly cool and chic...and they have such good hair.

I've been smitten with Mélanie Laurent ever since I first laid eyes on her in Inglourious Basterds. I haven't had a girl crush this huge since Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise (another French girl - coincidence?). If you haven't seen Inglourious Basterds yet...well, why haven't you? Laurent glows in every single frame (even when she's covered in blood), but the first shot of her in that red dress at the beginning of the final act is the real "wow" moment. Tarantino has featured some badass female characters in his films, but Laurent's Shoshanna may very well be the most badass of them all. Inglourious Basterds is out on DVD today, so go out and rent it if you haven't seen it already.

4 comments:

dana said...

So, here I am watching Inglorious Basterds for the second time after getting it on dvd last week and I decide to also catch up on my blog reading... I go to your page and what do I find... I've said it before but we are seriously on some strange traveling Seattle - CA wavelength when it comes to movies and fashion.

I love everything she wears/does/says in Inglorious Basterds. Just moments ago I was telling my husband that I want to own her entire wardrobe from the movie and I am going to buy some Russian Red Mac lipstick this week at some point. She is a current favorite for me. I love these pictures you have posted of her outside her role as Shoshanna. So magnificent. They are also a good inspiration to detox from the sinful Christmas eating I participated in over the holiday weekend...

Happy New Year!

my name is lauren. said...

i LOVED inglorious basterds. i think it's maybe my favorite quentin tarantino to date and melanie laurent is absolutely gorgeous. those french women..... i love the photo of her with the delicate white dress and the edgy chain headband. such a fun pairing.

Kate said...

I agree on both counts - fabulous move, gorgeous Melanie Laurent! Thoroughly enjoying your blog too!

Lisa said...

I agree and totally have a girl crush on her as well.