Once Upon a Style: A Tarantino-Inspired Wardrobe

In today’s blog, we delve into three of Tarantino’s movies: “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” To draw inspiration from Tarantino’s aesthetics, it’s essential to grasp the essence of the 1960s and 1970s eras and their cultural references.

1) Pulp fiction:

Tarantino’s use of diners, classic cars, and mid-century modern design elements in ‘Pulp Fiction’ enhances the film’s nostalgic atmosphere. The overall style exudes a grungy and edgy tone, characterized by Mia Wallace’s iconic Bob haircut and choker necklace. The movie is a treasure trove of ’60s references, spanning from fashion and interior design to music. For instance, the iconic dance scene in Pulp Fiction draws inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film ‘Bande à part.

Fashion Tip #1:  Think tailored Black Suits bonus (velvet touch) and don’t forget that iconic Mia Wallace Bob Cut.

2) Kill Bill

Kill Bill takes cues from a mashup of ’70s genres – martial arts, Samurai cinema, spaghetti westerns, and even a touch of anime. Uma Thurman’s character, The Bride, rocks that legendary yellow jumpsuit inspired by Bruce Lee in “Game of Death.

Fashion Tip #2: Channel ’70s Vibes – Think yellow, black, and white. Jumpsuits and catsuits, plus wrap belts, are your go-to moves. Wondering where to find those yellow sneakers? Those are the timeless Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66.

3) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” unfolds against the backdrop of the tumultuous year 1969, and Tarantino masterfully transports us to that era’s sights and sounds. Vintage cars and the characters’ fashion choices envelop us in the late 1960s Hollywood scene, echoing the political and emotional upheaval of the times, with the Vietnam War raging and the shocking events tied to Charles Manson’s brutal murders. On the flip side, 1969 also witnessed the iconic Woodstock festival, symbolizing the counterculture and the peace and love movement. A central figure of this period is Sharon Tate, portrayed by Margot Robbie in the film. As we conclude our journey through Tarantino’s stylistic universe, remember to add these essential pieces to your wardrobe:

Fashion Tip #3: Flared jumpsuits are an absolute essential. Whether they’re denim, knitted, or boldly patterned, as long as they’re high-waisted and flared, you’re nailing that ’60s and ’70s look. And don’t miss the chic turtleneck, the perfect complement to bold eye makeup and nude lips. Lastly, top it off with long boots and leather jackets for that unmistakable ’60s and ’70s charm, completing your retro-inspired ensemble.

Hope you took away some of these tips with you into your wardrobe.

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