Time is Money. Literally.

Just finished re-watching the movie In Time (2011). Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried were the main actors. I remember loving it the first time I watched it. The reason I picked the movie was totally because of Justin Timberlake. I think he’s quite good in acting. And tbh even if he’s no good in acting I’ll still watch his movies just for that face 😀 I remember his other movie Friends with Benefits (2011) with Mila Kunis was in cinema at similar time and it became one of my favourite romance movies (btw both actresses’ huge, almond-shape eyes are gorgeous). This is my second time watching the movie In Time and I still love it. I love every single outfits worn by Sylvia Weis (aka Amanda’s character). And Alex Pettyfer‘s accent omg. I also love the leather outfits of Cillian Murphy, esp the long leather coat which reminded me of the movie series Blade First of all, I absolutely love the concept of the movie which was using time as the currency.

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In the movie, humans stop ageing at 25 and are given just one year to live – they can exchange their remaining hours for goods and earn extra through work. Well that makes things awkward.. like this scenerio here :

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Can you actually tell which one is the wife / the mother-in-law / the daughter? lol I would say I won’t be surprised if that actually happen in reality (either using time as currency or having those high-tech counter thingy on arms) in the future, given that our technology advances in an almost-abnormal speed these days. What if your time on this world were the currency, how would you spend it? If you knew you were running out of time, what would you do?

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Erm.. basically over half of the movie was about running… and running. Till you die. Like literally. Because of the limited time they had in hand (or on their arms), the main characters had to get to everywhere very quickly.

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If I didn’t know this is a Sci-Fi movie, I would’ve though it’s a fashion one. The costume designer of the movie was Colleen Atwood, who won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design three times for the films Chicago (2002)Memoirs of a Geisha (2005;also a great movie btw), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). I love Sylvia Weis’s (acted by Amanda Seyfried) silhouette in the movie, with high heels and tight fitting LBD.

I was amazed by how she kept her makeup and hair absolutely perfect even though they ran in full speed from town to town. And she wasn’t even holding a purse in her hand.

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I love the edgy red bob she had in the movie. Kinda reminded me of Anna Wintour. Though Amanda’s trademark look is usually golden locks (btw I still can’t get her image in Les Miserable out of my mind), the helmut bob actually framed her face very well and put spotlights on her beautiful almond-shaped eyes. It gave life to the character. She looks more tough and smart in the film. Like a powerful,determinded woman who wasn’t afraid of standing against her own father for the cause of justice. Yet still sexy and feminine with style.

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And secondly, well, she is good at running. I mean REAL GOOD.. so good that she could run for long distances in 4-inch heels. Though she explained she actually had her Hollywood secret weapon – the stunt heels, which are like “three inches shorter usually, usually half the size, half the height of regular designer Yves Saint Laurent heels (check this link here).

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She actually had a reasonable explanation for remaining in heels – “It wasn’t like [my character] had time to take the heels off,” she said, and director Andrew Niccol joked “She would also have been shot by the guy chasing her.” I have no idea how she got time to get all those pretty outfits while being chased by the “leather MIB” aka the Timekeepers in the movie.

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The movie has inspired me a lot on styling, even though the movie was out 3 years ago some of the fashion elements are still on trend. First, here goes my favourite outfit of the entire movie..

  1. Wool Tailcoat (similar here, here, here, here, here, here; I love the design so much. It’s like a mixture of trench coat & blazer. Well I think it’s quite expensive to get a tuxedo tailcoat. You can also diy from a wool coat / trench coat!)
  2. Black Bustier Playsuit/Shorts (similar playsuit here, herehere, herehere, here, here, here; similar bustier here, here, here, here, here)
  3. Ankle boots w/ buckle & metal tip (similar herehere, here, herehere, here, here, here)

My second favourite. I love the effect of different layers. And cropped tops are now everywhere since they’re still on trend! Styling with flats or ankle boots they both look great.

  1. ALEXANDER WANG  |  Velvet rib turtleneck crop top (sold out; similar turtleneck here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here; similar velvet here, here)
  2. Satin/Lace cami & shorts (similar here, here, here, here, here, herehere; satin cami herehere, herehere, here, here; lace cami here, here, here
  3. Clear black stockings
  4. Black flats / Ankle boots

Next one.. a very Valentino style …

  1. Nude & Black mesh ruched dress (similar herehereherehere; similar lace dress here, here, here, here, here, similar skirt here)
  2. Chiffon evening gloves
  3. Nude peep-toe heels (similar here, here, here, here, here, here, here)

A great office outfit..

  1. Short sleeve shift dress (similar here, here, here, here, here, here, here, herehere, herehere)
  2. Slingback peep-toe heels (similar here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here)
  1. Thick golden bangles (similar here, here, here)
  2. DEREK LAM  |  Dress – $195 USD
  1. YSL Platform Black Heels (similar here, herehere, here, here, here, hereherehere)
  2.  Velvet Flare Dress (similar here, here, here, here, hereherehere)

 

Love,

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