Mamatoga Style: Last Days of Disco

The first time I saw Whit Stillman's film Last Days of Disco, I fell in love. I had been a long time Whit Stillman fan, Metropolitan was on my list of movies I would watch over and over again without getting tired of it, but Disco became my favorite of his right away. The film follows a small group of recent college graduates, with Alice (Chloë Sevigny) and Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) being the two main characters. They navigate Manhattan and its nightclubs in the "last days" of the disco era in the early 80s and fall in and out of love, throw the smallest dinner party known to man, and try to figure out young adulthood. By day Alice and Charlotte work in book publishing, and I love their classic preppy style. Shirtdresses and trench coats, blazers and Lacoste shirts, simple pearl studs and dainty silver necklaces. By night they dance in Studio 54-esque discos wearing chic one shoulder dresses and sequins, as daring as an eighties era preppy could go. Alice's reserved style remains intact even in her sequins though, her hair is pulled back simply and her makeup is only taken up the tiniest of notches.

That's what I really loved the most about Alice, that she always remained true to her own style whether she was at work our out having drinks, her hardcore preppy-ness never waivered (in one scene she even goes out jogging wearing a trench coat-I love it).

It's been years, YEARS since Last Days of Disco, way too long for me, so you can understand how excited I am about Whit's new film Damsels in Distress. I cannot wait to see it, and I have a feeling I'm going to fall in love with it too. I already have a serious crush on Greta Gurwig's style in the film, that dress and clutch, and her button down/skirt combo, I'm swooning...