Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Stealing Beauty - 1996

The most beautiful place to be is in love.

So says the tagline for the sun-drenched, achingly romantic chick-flick Stealing Beauty; in which not only Liv Tyler’s grunge inflected mid-90s wardrobe but everything from the soundtrack, to the boho interior design, to the rolling Tuscan countryside itself comes together in 118 minutes of relentlessly overripe sensuality that is this week’s style inspiration.

If you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend it.  Liv Tyler plays 19-year old American Lucy Harmon, who heads to rural Tuscany following her mother’s suicide ostensibly to get away from it all and have her portrait made by a reclusive Irish artist (Donal McCann).  Lucy also has a deeper agenda.  She’s looking for her biological father, following a trail of clues from her mother’s diaries and, it transpires , she’s also searching for love. 

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