Stylish Moments: Bonjour Tristesse

Exciting update for my pattern cutting… I’m finally up to the design stage!! I finished my sleeveless tunic block so now I need to sketch out my design then I’ll be able to draft my pattern pieces and get stitching. I already have a few ideas already, and the moment I’m leaning towards a sleeveless fifties style tunic. Maybe with a boatneck.. or possibly a peterpan collar. So of course to get some inspiration I’ve been watching some of my favourite fifties films, and seen as though it’s been a little while since I’ve done a Stylish Moments post, there seemed to be no better choice than Bonjour Tristesse.















Boatnecks, stripes, knotted shirts, gingham, pyjama style trousers, full skirted dresses.. where do I start?? Starring the gorgeous, gamine Jean Seberg, the film tells the story of a spoiled little rich girl named Cecile and her playboy father Raymond. Filmed in 1958, it’s based on the 1954 novel by Francois Sagan (definitely worth a read also). I may be a little bit biased about this one because I love Jean Seberg, but there’s too many sartorial treats in this one for you to miss it!


  1. June 26, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    I love these silhouettes! Great costume, especially those full dresses.

  2. June 26, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    Oh my goodness…those pictures are great! Definitely captures the style mood very well. 🙂
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  3. June 27, 2012 / 3:52 am

    guess movies/tv shows can be a source of fashion inspiration as well 🙂 love the last outfit 🙂 xx

  4. June 27, 2012 / 9:25 am

    You're making me want to take a pattern cutting class!! I think I should learn a bit more about sewing first though 😛 Definitely adding this to my list of movies to watch and books to read 😀 Rhi xx

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  5. June 27, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    Ah! I cannot wait to see the finished product!

  6. June 27, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    I love all of the outfits and her hairdo is so cute!

  7. June 28, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    WOW. i adore this post. so much inspiration.

  8. July 2, 2012 / 10:08 am

    Jean Seberg is so perfect ;~; Thank you for sharing these incredible stills!

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