Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Scarlett Johansson in Private & Public

Scarlett Johansson says that she cannot go without a bra, and she just cannot understand why full chested women are comfortable to do just that.  Wearing a bra is so crucial to wear as they give structure under clothes.  She does not sleep in one, and she cannot wait to throw it off at the end of the day. 

She confessed that she had gone through so many stages since high school, from wearing anything that would help her fit in, to giant hide-your-body sweaters, and then the stage where she wore only black. At the age of 14 she thought that by wearing black was all it took to look sophisticated.  I do love black myself, so much so that I wore it often during the week, and at times I am stopped by people and asked if I am in mourning.  My reply would be that it is my love for the colour.  In fact I remember that when I was on vacation in New York no one wore anything else.  Scarlett says that when you are a teenager it lends itself to wear black, as one is so full of uncertainties, despair and anguish.  It was a dull period of her life, as she thanks the Lord that she is out of it, and she does not want to be 14 again. 

She always envisaged what she wanted to look like, but it all changed with age.  Nowadays she is aware of everything she wears to be functional, at times exceedingly feminine, and most often totally androgynous.  When she goes out at night, not to a big event, she goes completely androgynous.  She has always loved Marlene Dietrich, and she grew up admiring David Bowie.  He was a huge style influence on her, besides Lauren Bacall, and Faye Dunaway. 

Scarlet in Lanvin

Scarlett says that unless she is all dressed up she does not think about how she looks, and people don't comment to her on how she  looks any more than the average person. She admits to live such a low-key lifestyle that it would be bizarre to hear "You're beautiful!" constantly. She says that the way you look in film is not always about beauty but it is all about projecting a personality.  In movies there is not as much pressure to be beautiful as there would be if she were in the fashion world. She thinks that it's nice to be told by your husband that you look beautiful, but day to day it's not something she thinks about.

Scarlett with Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana 

Scarlett in Roland Mouret
Regarding her movie career, Scarlett says that costumes are an integral part of getting into character, because you  leave yourself and literally slip into someone else's clothes. Talking about the The Other Boleyn Girl, half of getting into the character was squeezing herself into those restrictive costumes. She could feel every muscle contracting, which really worked for the character. She has a particular way that she  likes to dress, which isn't inspired by the costumes she has worn. She owns that she has been in a lot of period costumes, and though she loves 40s fashions and think those dresses suit her body, they rarely influence her real wardrobe. Her favourite designers are Roland Mouret, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin and ChloĆ©.

Scarlett in Dolce&Gabbana

Scarlett reveals that she loves crafts. She has always liked to make jewellery, and always had ideas for designs. She does not draw very well, but she enjoyed working with Reebok to create a collection, so much so that she has dwelled on the idea how nice it would be to do a cocktail attire line.  Scarlett says that the Marchesa girls are great to design classic clothes.   It was great when the Marchesa girls started, because that look is all about the classic fashion wear, as some men can't design for a woman's body. There are instances when one sees a dress that makes you ask who on earth is going to wear this as it will only fit a woman who weighs 120lb.

Scarlett in Valentino
Scarlett is considered to be the epitome of glamour.  In fact she is said to the heir of Maryln Monroe.  Scarlett says that she does not have a fixed idea of what glamour is. She says that she has friends who can't help but look really chic in jeans, completely effortless.  It is all about being confident and comfortable.  Scarlett says that she  has a  black velvet 30s cape that always makes her feel glamorous. She wears a lot of vintage because she loves the hunt, and you can really discover your own look in a vintage store. When she was a kid she did wear only vintage, and the smell of the old clothes didn't put her off.  She did not bother what she smelled like when she was just 10 years of age, that would come later.   

Scarlett - Dolce & Gabbana makeup launch @ Selfridges
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