Thursday, February 18, 2010

Moonstruck at the Opera by the Talented Photographer Bersa and the Question of the Power of an Outfit

I lucked upon a rerun of the movie "Moonstuck" (1987) last night on TV. It is a romantic comedy with Cher, Nicolas Cage and Vincent Gardenia. If you have seen the movie, you remember the scene where Ronny (Nicolas Cage) invites his brother's fiance, Loretta (Cher) to the Opera after they had slept with each other the night before. It was a wild and crazy night that was not in her plans. So, Cher's character goes to the Opera as a final farewell to Johnny, supposedly begrudgingly while still professing to want to marry Johnny's brother Cosmo. But then, Cher shows up looking like the ravishing black haired beauty that she is in real life, dressed to the nines and the affair continues that evening... and her decision changes and her path changes in life. It is a great movie and a classic.
Do you think her updated makeover made her more confident to follow her heart and leap with abandon into passionate love with Johnny? It is interesting to ponder about the actual power of the perfect red lipstick, hair, accessories or outfit. Is it all like armour that gets us ready for battle to take on the world?

If dressing properly creates a shield and armor of power, then these pictures are proof of being ready for battle in the most feminine war in the world... The battle to capture love.



(My fav of the day)




Which outfit would you like to wear
if you had a date with destiny
at the Opera this evening?
~~
I would wear the long gold sequined skirt with the huge pink satin bow and the matching black button up shirt with gold sequined cap sleeves. Simply divine, fitting for the season and any battle for love. I would surely have the inner strength and confidence to capture my man's heart (again) in that ensemble.


xo,
Christina

Photo credit: All Photos taken by Bersa.

19 comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

I want them all, they are fabulous!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I love the movie Moonstruck. I think it was totally her outfit that made her feel so beautiful & had the confidence to go with Johnny. If I know I look good, have a great outfit, & there's a smile on my face I feel like I can take on the world!!! =) I'd wear any of those dresses those lucky ladies have on in a those pictures too!

Kristin said...

WOW. What stunning photos. I would like to insert myself into outfit #6 pretty please!

FrenchBlue said...

UH! You got me on this post!! It is the BEST!! LOVE EVERY IMAGE you shared! Those earrings are amazing too!! Makes me miss Paris!!
XO

Rachel Follett said...

Ive been meaning to watch this movie! Love these photos!

janettaylor said...

Amazing photos! Love Ur candy and pastel colors. :-)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I'll take the last one thank you :)

Lovely post,
xoxo

Julie said...

wow love each and every one of these outfits.

Robyn said...

I love that movie, almost as much as I love that this shoot is set in VENEZIA, the most beautiful city in the world!

DolceDreams said...

Love them all! I think I would go with one of the last two, depending on the season. A few years ago I was in Milan, alone, and wanted to go to La Scala...I was so lucky, last minute, one seat, I was able to get a front row box seat dead center...to see Jose Carreras in Stiffelio. I had just arrived and brought an empty suitcase (to fill up!). I was so stressed running around to get an outfit and shoes...but got it all together. I love Opera! And your choices here are exquisite.
Have a relaxing weekend,
Nathalie

Berlin Deluxxe said...

All those gowns belong in pretty boxes with bows for me on my birthday :)*sighs*

lisa golightly said...

Cant believe I haven't seen that movie all the way through ! Oh I think that bluish aqua number in the last pic would do the trick. So enchanting.
xoxo
lisa

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Maggie Casper said...

I know this is an old post I'm commenting on, but any idea where I can find some great dress like one of these??

I do have such a date with destiny at the opera, and I can't stop thinking about Moonstruck, which is how I happened upon your blog post. I can't figure out what to wear! I love all of these dresses, but my favorite is the 5th one (where she's standing against the column with the pinkish bow purse).

Is something similar to this possible to find? Help!

Thanks!!

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