My Five Classic Film Picks for Melodramatic Rainy Days

Just when I started to feel delight over the sun’s heat, Mr. Rain started to pour again last night.  It seems that my energy level madly goes down when it’s raining. Hence, rainy days spell not-so-unproductive days for me. It will always be one of my life’s big conundrums but that’s okay for I feel extremely relaxed after a much-needed rainy-day rest. Instead of finishing my tasks, I give up everything to stay in bed, feast on Nutella and Stik-o jars, read books, and watch series or classic films.

Speaking of classic films, there’s something in them which makes me feel good. It seems that these movies have “fashionspirations” in every scene that’s just waiting to be found, adapted, and re-made only with a modern panache.

There will always be scenes that stick in our minds so here’s my simple breakdown of the timeless gems which I can’t get enough of.

Storyline: Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn), a chauffeur’s daughter, captivates two wealthy brothers 
after returning from her two-year stay in Paris (which made her a classy and stylish damsel).

The chic Givenchy gowns definitely made Audrey the “belle of the ball”.

“Paris isn't for changing planes, it's for changing your outlook! 
For throwing open the windows and letting in... letting in la vie en rose.” – Sabrina

Storyline: Tracy, a holier-than-thou woman, must choose among three men who are all vying for her love -  a tabloid reporter, a bland social climber, and her ex-husband who's trying to win her back.

The trousers, summer dresses, over-sized boyfriend polos, high-waisted swimsuits - 
they're all making a comeback.

Mike: Didn't you once know a girl named Tracy Samantha Lord?
Dexter: Yes, I did.
Mike: No, you didn't! If you did, you wouldn't have let her go!

Storyline: Séverine (Catherine Deneuve), a young and beautiful housewife who’s 
dissatisfied with her husband, decides to work at a high-end brothel 
taking the pseudonym “Belle de Jour”.

The film is definitely timeless because the coats, shift dresses, 
and the Pilgrim-style buckled pump used by the lead actress are still common today.

“For you there is no charge.”  Séverine

Storyline: Former burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) is suspected to steal a huge stash of jewels. 
To establish his innocence and find the real crime perpetrator, he seeks the help of 
American heiress Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly).

This movie is opulence at its finest because of the extravagant gowns and glistening jewels.

John: Was somebody chasing you?

Frances: Boys.

Storyline: Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), a young socialite, catches her 
new apartment neighbor Paul Varjak’s attention. Paul finds himself baffled because 
Holly transforms into an affectionate and vulnerable girl when she’s not partying.

The LBD, over-sized sunglasses, pearls, and gloves need no explanation
 why this film is often tagged as the chicest film ever.

“You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.” – Holly
Which classic style/icon inspires you?